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Early Childhood Education Center to Open Near Wellston MetroLink Station

A new early childhood education center is expected to open this fall, just steps from our Wellston MetroLink Station. Bi-State Development Agency President & CEO John Nations, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, other St. Louis County and Wellston officials, Mike Downing from the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Carolyn Steward from Family and Workforce […]

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Midwest Airport Fun Days to Take Off This Weekend

Join the fun and celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis this weekend at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Illinois. The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum will host the first annual Midwest Airport Fun Days at the airport Saturday and Sunday. The public will get the chance to visit […]

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New Play Area at Lambert-St. Louis Int’l Airport

A new children’s play area with a transportation theme opened to the public this morning at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The Magic House’s new children’s exhibit called the St. Louis International Play Port, is located on the Concourse C. The special area for children to burn off energy while they wait with their families before […]

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Vice President Biden Visit To Impact Gateway Arch

Vice President Joe Biden plans to visit the Gateway Arch grounds this afternoon along with Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell. Their visit is expected to cause minor detours for visitors. Biden and Jewell will be in town to visit the renovation work at the Gateway Arch grounds. Biden is also expected to talk about the […]

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Gateway Arch Riverboats Celebrate 50 Years of Cruising the St. Louis Riverfront

As the Gateway Arch approaches its golden anniversary, the Becky Thatcher and Tom Sawyer riverboats on the St. Louis Riverfront are already turning 50. The riverboats were put into service five decades ago when the Gateway Arch was under construction.  Area residents and visitors to St. Louis were very curious to see how the unusually […]

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The National Park Service and Bi-State Development Agency Renew Partnership That Will Benefit the Economic Health of the Region

The Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA) and the National Park Service (NPS) have signed renewed agreements for services and fee management relating to the development and operation of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial which includes the Gateway Arch, Luther Ely Smith Square and the Old Courthouse. The renewal and signing of the agreements between Bi-State Development […]

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St. Louis Riverfront Project Gets Underway

Major improvements to the St. Louis Riverfront as part of the historic CityArchRiver 2015 project are now underway. Regional leaders, residents and others celebrated the official groundbreaking last month. The Central Riverfront project, the second component of the CityArchRiver 2015 initiative, will improve the safety and accessibility of the Mississippi Riverfront and Gateway Arch grounds […]

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Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum to Receive the St. Louis AIAA Civic Service Award

Big congratulations are in order for the Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum! The St. Louis Section of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) selected the Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum for the 2013 AIAA Civic Service Award. The award recognizes the museum’s efforts to preserve and promote historic air and […]

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FedEx Express Donates Boeing 727-200F Aircraft to St. Louis Downtown Airport

  Today (April 19) was a very special day for St. Louis Downtown Airport and the region in terms of safety, emergency response preparedness, training and aviation education. This morning, following its last flight, the Boeing 727-200F aircraft operated for 20 years by FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation, was donated to St. Louis […]

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Youth Aviation Programs At St. Louis Downtown Airport Rewarding For Girls and Boys And All Involved

  Educating boys and girls about aviation  opportunities and careers is a priority for the staff at the St. Louis Downtown Airport as well as for other groups located at the airport. This past Saturday, St. Louis Downtown Airport, St. Louis University (SLU), Boeing, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 64, the Greater St. Louis Air and […]

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