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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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Moody’s Investors Service Significantly Upgrades Bi-State Development Agency’s Financial Rating

The Bi-State Development Agency’s (BSDA/Metro) current debt restructuring plan received a major boost on Friday, June 7, as Moody’s Investors Service provided a positive upgrading of the financial outlook for the Agency. Moody’s assigned an initial rating of Aa3 for the Agency’s Combined Lien Mass Transit Sales Tax Revenue Appropriation Refunding Bonds, Series 2013. At […]

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Metro Transit to Host Job Fair on June 1: Immediately Hiring Part-Time MetroBus Operators

Metro Transit is looking for energetic, reliable, responsible and safe drivers to join the MetroBus team as part-time operators. A Job Fair to identify interested candidates will be held on Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MetroBus Central Facility located at 3300 Spruce Street, near Compton and Market Streets in […]

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Bi-State Development Agency/Metro Approves Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

The Board of Commissioners of the Bi-State Development Agency/Metro (BSDA/Metro) has approved a $306.3 million operating budget and $442.9 million (3 year) capital budget for Fiscal Year 2014 (FY2014).  The FY2014 budget allocates resources to run the transit system and all enterprises for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 with a 3.7 percent increase […]

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