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Metro’s First 60-Foot Buses Will Go Into Service June 9

To deliver on a promise in the long-range transit plan, Moving Transit Forward,  to better move more people between the North and South corridor of St. Louis and to address high ridership numbers on the #70 Grand Line, Metro purchased 15 articulated buses. The first longer vehicles are now starting to arrive in St. Louis. […]

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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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MetroBus Fare Collection Changes Starting October 14

Starting Monday, October 14, 2013, Metro transit will join many other transit agencies in no longer accepting pennies as payment on its MetroBus vehicles. In addition, several months ago, the Agency began phasing out rarely used 50-cent coins and $2 bills. The fareboxes will still accept $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills, nickels, dimes, quarters […]

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Up to Speed: September Project Updates

Eads Bridge Rehabilitation, Real Time MetroBus Arrival Data, Downtown St. Louis Transit Center, New MetroBus Fareboxes, and North County Transit Center.  Through regular blog updates, we are going to start bringing you– our customers, our stakeholders, our employees, and the St. Louis region– up to speed on what we are doing to build a better […]

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Bi-State Development Agency/Metro Approves Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

The Board of Commissioners of the Bi-State Development Agency/Metro (BSDA/Metro) has approved a $306.3 million operating budget and $442.9 million (3 year) capital budget for Fiscal Year 2014 (FY2014).  The FY2014 budget allocates resources to run the transit system and all enterprises for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 with a 3.7 percent increase […]

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Eads Bridge Rehabilitation Blast Containment Protects Environment, Workers

If you have been on Laclede’s Landing or taken MetroLink across the Eads Bridge lately, then you may have noticed a white cocoon-like tarp covering a small section of the bridge on the north side. It is called the blast containment area and crews installed it as part of the Eads Bridge rehabilitation project which […]

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The Eads Bridge Project: Extending the Life of an Important National Landmark Still in Use Every Day

As the new year arrives, you will start to see more construction activities on the historic Eads Bridge rail deck. If you travel back and forth over the bridge on MetroLink, you may have noticed workers installing scaffolding during the past few months. The scaffolding will provide a platform from which tradesmen who are restoring […]

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Metro Transit Completes First Month of Testing New Fare Boxes on MetroBus Vehicles

The first month of testing new fare boxes has gone smoothly and experts say MetroBus customers and operators have been quick to adjust to the new fare collection equipment which went into service on 40 MetroBus vehicles on October 1. Metro Transit would like to thank our customers and employees for your flexibility in adjusting […]

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Eads Bridge Lane Closures Begin on Monday, October 1: Take MetroLink to Avoid Traffic Delays

Traffic lane closures begin on the Eads Bridge on Monday, October 1, 2012 to accommodate extensive rehabilitation work on the support structure of the national landmark. To avoid rush hour traffic delays, one option you may want to consider is taking MetroLink to get back and forth from Missouri to Illinois. With the Eads Bridge […]

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Eads Bridge Rehabilitation – Project Update for September

If you’ve been down on  the St. Louis Riverfront recently, you may have noticed a barge and man-lift working on the northwest side of the Eads Bridge. Yes, the bridge rehabilitation project is finally moving forward in a way that you can actually see for yourself! In preparation for this project, Metro installed a new […]

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