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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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Join Metro Transit at the St. Louis Earth Day Festival Sunday With an Art Bus Painting

The St. Louis Earth Day Festival is right around the corner! No, you don’t need to pull out your flower power headband, or Birkenstocks! The St. Louis Earth Day vision is: “Engaged people and organizations make everyday sustainability real and permanent for St. Louis.” The St. Louis Earth Day Festival will be celebrated Saturday evening, […]

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Metro Transit Tests New MaxxForce Engine in MetroBus Vehicle

Metro is honored to be selected as one of only two transit agencies in the United States to test a new bus engine called the MaxxForce engine. Metro Transit is working with Complete Coach Works and Navistar to test out the new engine. It was installed in one MetroBus vehicle and has been on the […]

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St. Louis County Man Sells Car, Reflects On 1,000 Days Without It

Did you drive your car today? More importantly, did you HAVE to use your car today? David Ziolkowski is a Senior Architectural Lighting Designer with HOK Lighting Group, a lighting design team based in St. Louis. He, his wife and two children live in the St. Louis area. Seems pretty typical so far, right? Well, […]

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Metro Transit Honored at St. Louis Green Business Challenge

St. Louis Metro works hard to help others live a green lifestyle by parking their cars and taking transit, and at the same time, we also work hard to promote green living within our agency. Metro was honored at the 2012 St. Louis Green Business Challenge breakfast and awards ceremony yesterday. The St. Louis Green Business […]

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