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Ray Friem Appointed Executive Director

Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA) President and CEO John Nations has appointed Ray Friem as Executive Director of Metro Transit. The appointment, which went into effect July 1, reestablishes the Executive Director position within Metro Transit and better reflects the managerial responsibility that Friem has in running the daily operations of the St. Louis region’s public transit system. “I am […]

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Professor Doubles as Intern for Internal Audit Department

Every summer, Bi-State Development Agency’s (BSDA) Internal Audit Department selects talented college students from across the country to participate in its internship program. But this year, BSDA welcomed an intern who already has years of experience and expertise under her belt. Dr. Leisa Marshall, Chair of the Accounting Department and a Professor at Southeast Missouri State University, […]

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Bi-State Development Agency Honors Departing Commissioner

At today’s Board meeting, the Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA) Board of Commissioners recognized Commissioner Hugh Scott III for his decade of service to the Agency. “We are extremely grateful to Commissioner Scott for all of his contributions and special dedication to this Agency and the region over the years,” said John Nations, President and CEO of […]

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Bi-State Development Agency Praised for Internal Audit Practices

Bi-State Development Agency’s Internal Audit Department has received the highest achievable rating from an independent assessment of its practices and activity. The external review was conducted in March 2015 by Crowe Horwath LLP, and it evaluated Internal Audit’s compliance with the international standards and code of ethics of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). In […]

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Metro Debuts New Call-A-Ride Vans

Metro transit is replacing older models of its 120-van Metro Call-A-Ride fleet with 37 new vans that will improve the overall transit experience for Metro customers. The new Metro Call-A-Ride vans were manufactured by Champion Bus and built on a Freightliner chassis, which offers a sharper turning radius, larger cab space and better visibility. The […]

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Behind the Scenes: Car Wash for MetroLink Trains

One of the comments we receive frequently from out-of-town visitors or new MetroLink passengers is just how clean our light rail trains are.  That’s because our trains are cleaned daily, inside and out. We thought you might enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at our car wash for MetroLink trains so we taped a camera to the train windshield and took video at […]

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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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