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Metro Employees Honored as Red Cross Heroes

Metro Call-A-Ride operator Lamont Moore and Metro Public Safety Officer Gerald Abernathy were each awarded a 2015 American Red Cross Hero Award during a ceremony yesterday at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. Every year, the American Red Cross Greater of Eastern Missouri honors individuals who respond heroically to someone in critical need. The event recognized remarkable […]

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Ask Metro: Why does MetroLink Work Happen During Large Events?

“Ask Metro” highlights questions asked in past St. Louis Post-Dispatch live chats, on social media, on our blog or via email. Have a question for us? Email it to mrhibbard@metrostlouis.org and your question may be included in a future blog post. Q: Why does MetroLink maintenance happen during large events? A: The original MetroLink alignment is […]

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Ask Metro: How do you improve MetroBus transfers?

“Ask Metro” highlights questions asked in past St. Louis Post-Dispatch live chats, on social media, on our blog or via email. Have a question for us? Email it to mrhibbard@metrostlouis.org and your question may be included in a future blog post. Q: How do you improve MetroBus transfers? A: Transfers between MetroBus and MetroLink are timed […]

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KSDK’s Heidi Glaus Gets a Behind the Scenes Look at MetroBus Ads

Advertising on MetroBus vehicles is a great way to get your message out in the Bi-State region whether you are an ad agency, a company, or a not-for-profit organization. The ads range from small to extra large to fit any budget. With a MetroBus fleet of nearly 400 vehicles, you can’t help but notice our buses out on […]

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Lucas & Linda: An Everlasting Love Story

In celebration of Valentine’s Day tomorrow, we have been sharing the stories of couples who met on MetroBus or MetroLink. Here is a love story about Lucas and his late wife Linda. Lucas is one of our reserve MetroBus dispatchers and his fellow  dispatcher Tim Stewart wanted to share this story.  Lucas Lowery’s almost 50 years with the Bi-State Development […]

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Amy and Jack: A Match Made on the Rails

In celebration of Valentine’s Day next week, we’re sharing the stories of couples who met on MetroBus or MetroLink. Here is Amy and Jack’s story. Amy works at the Bi-State Development Agency, which operates the Metro transit system for the region.  The beginning of Amy and Jack’s relationship was a lot like our MetroLink trains. Their romance […]

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Metro Call-A-Ride Operator Recognized for Heroism

Metro Call-A-Ride operator Lamont Moore, who helped rescue a toddler and an adult from an apartment fire last month, was recognized this morning for his bravery at the Bi-State Development Agency Board of Commissioners meeting. On October 26, Moore had just finished dropping off one of a Metro Call-A-Ride customer and was getting ready to […]

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MetroLink Reaches 100 Million Milestone

The  Bi-State Development Agency acknowledged an impressive MetroLink milestone during this morning’s Board of Commissioners meeting. A group of current and former employees, who operated our system from the beginning, attended this morning’s meeting. The City of St. Louis, St. Clair County, and St. Louis County honored this MetroLink milestone by providing proclamations. The light […]

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Bi-State Development Agency/Metro Employees Ratify New Labor Contracts

MetroBus and MetroLink operators, mechanics, clerical and maintenance workers have ratified new labor contracts. Metro workers are represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 788. The Bi-State Development Agency’s Board of Commissioners voted in favor of the same agreements on Sept. 19. “We are pleased we have new contracts in place with our employees,” […]

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Agency Commissioners Ratify Tentative Labor Agreement

The Bi-State Development Agency’s Board of Commissioners ratified a tentative labor agreement today. Metro transit and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 788 reached the tentative agreement earlier this week which includes pay raises for approximately 1,400 MetroBus operators, MetroLink operators, mechanics, maintenance and clerical workers. Under the proposed contract, the pension benefits would not change. […]

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