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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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Terry Bowman Brings CPR & First Aid Training to Illinois Capitol

Here at Bi-State Development Agency/Metro employees know Firefighter Terry Bowman Jr. as the person who taught them CPR and first aid training at the Saint Louis Downtown Airport, but that’s just one of the many things he does for the airport and the agency. In addition to coordinating public education outreach activities for Bi-State Development […]

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Bi-State Development Agency/Metro Among Healthiest Workplaces In America

Here at Bi-State Development Agency/Metro we are proud to report that we ranked No. 41 out of 100 companies in Healthiest Employers’ latest 2014 ranking. Healthiest Employer is an Indianapolis-based corporate wellness research and data analysis firm that honors employers of all sizes, regions and industries each year for its Healthiest 100 list. The list […]

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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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