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Celebrate Earth Day With Metro This Sunday

What’s the greenest way to get to the St. Louis Earth Day Festival in Forest Park on Sunday? Well, Metro transit of course. Join us this Sunday for the 26th annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival and get an up-close look at an all-electric bus, which has been operating on the #99 Downtown Trolley for the […]

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Metro Test Drives an Electric Bus

You may notice a bus on the #99 Downtown Trolley route in downtown St. Louis that doesn’t look like our other MetroBus vehicles. That’s because BYD Co. Ltd. has loaned us one of its electric buses to take for a two-week test drive, and you may be lucky enough to catch a ride on it. […]

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Metro Receives Green Business Challenge Award

Public transit, by its very nature, contributes to regional sustainability by keeping tens of thousands of vehicles off area roads each day. In addition to operating the Metro transit system for the St. Louis area, Bi-State Development Agency/Metro is also proud to promote and expand sustainability inside its workplace each year through the efforts of its employee  “Lean & […]

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MetroLink Updates Policy for Cyclists

Good news for bicyclists who take MetroLink. Effective immediately, two bicycles, instead of one, will be allowed at each designated area on the trains. The updated policy will not change the way you board MetroLink with your bicycle. If you are bringing your bicycle on MetroLink, you will still enter the train at the rear […]

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Take Metro to the Rams Green Game, May Receive Reward

Metro is teaming up with the St. Louis Rams to offer football fans who take public transit to the fifth annual Green Game Sunday, something extra for going green to the game by not driving their cars. Beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, 1,000 Rams fans will receive a $10 food and beverage voucher by presenting their […]

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Take Metro Transit to the St. Louis Earth Day Festival This Sunday

The St. Louis Earth Day Festival will be celebrating its 25th year in Forest Park this Sunday, April 27, and you can park the car and take Metro transit to get there. The festival grounds are only a half mile from the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station. You can get some exercise and walk from the […]

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What Happens To Retired Wooden Ties on the MetroLink System?

We received a tweet from a Metro transit customer asking how old wooden MetroLink rail ties are disposed of — “Recycled/reconditioned? For wood chips? Burned?” The Bi-State Development Agency’s Lean and Green Team decided to find out. Here’s what the MetroLink team told us: Ties are handled in a few different ways after they have […]

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Bi-State Development Agency/Metro Earns Green Business Challenge Award

We all know that Metro transit services contribute greatly to regional sustainability by keeping over 45,000 vehicles off area streets each day. At the Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA)/Metro, we work hard to also promote sustainability inside the workplace with a new “Lean & Green Team.” Just last week, we were honored at the 2013 St. […]

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The Point 105.7 FM Gets a Jump on Dump the Pump Day This Friday with $50 Gift Cards for MetroLink Riders

Did you know that households that use public transportation and live with one less car can save on average $9,000 every year? According to the American Public Transportation Association, public transportation’s overall effects save the United States 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually. Riding public transit can save you money in several ways – especially […]

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MetroBus Checks Out Zero Emission Propulsion System

Earth Day has just passed and taking care of the environment is fresh in our minds. Today, MetroBus took a look at an all-electric bus brought to us by our past partner, Complete Coach Works (CCW). CCW’s all-electric transit bus is called the ZEPS Bus (Zero Emission Propulsion System). It  could provide a viable alternative […]

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