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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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Metro Transit to Hold Job Fair June 28

Some of you tell us how wonderful your Metro operators are, and we agree. We have some of the best operators you will find in public transit working at Metro transit and we need more operators. If you know someone who enjoys working with people and would make a good operator, please tell them about […]

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You May Be Surprised What You Don’t Know About Bi-State Development Agency

Do you know who owns and operates the third busiest airport in Illinois? We do. What about the trams to the top of the Gateway Arch? That’s us, too. Bi-State Development Agency has operated the trams since they went into service in 1967. How about the only two riverboats on the St. Louis riverfront? Us […]

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Fire Chief Mike Mavrogeorge Shares His Experience and Expertise With Various Organizations

While Mike Mavrogeorge is the fire chief and emergency management director at the St. Louis Downtown Airport, those are not the only titles he holds. In fact, the chief is very active in many professional and civic organizations. He serves as a director on the executive board of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association; teaches leadership, […]

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Smart Card Testing to Begin on MetroLink This Summer

Metro’s transition to a new smart card fare collection system is moving forward.   The hardware for MetroBus was installed last year.  More recently, Metro has installed smart card-ready equipment along the MetroLink alignment. Beginning this summer, you could be one of the region’s smart card pioneers, testing the system and getting it ready for use […]

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Metro Explains Monday MetroBus Delays

It’s back to business as usual at Metro transit, but the week got off to a rough start on Monday for many of our MetroBus customers. And for that, we apologize. We experienced significant delays on many MetroBus routes due to approximately 100 bus operators out of 572 not reporting to work. Though every one of […]

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Bi-State Development Agency/Metro Approves Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

The Board of Commissioners of the Bi-State Development Agency/Metro (BSDA/Metro) approved the budget for the new fiscal year which begins on July 1, 2014. The budget, which incorporates a planned 5 percent fare increase, outlines $315.9 million in operational expenses before depreciation and a $602.8 million (three year) capital budget for Fiscal Year 2015 (FY2015). […]

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