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Help Wanted: MetroLink Gateway Card Testers

Be one of the first to try out the new Gateway Card and help us shape how this new fare collection system will work — by signing up as a Gateway Card tester. Metro is finishing up the first phase of testing for our new Gateway Card fare collection system on MetroLink. Before the Agency is […]

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Tech Talk: Here’s the latest on Metro transit technology

The December St. Louis Post-Dispatch live chat didn’t have a specific topic, but it was clear there was one subject on everyone’s minds: technology. So, we’re taking a moment to answer some of the tech questions from our live, online Q&A session to provide you with the latest updates on all of the technology projects we’re working on. Here’s […]

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Metro Offers Mobile-Friendly Trip Planner

It’s now easier to plan your trips on MetroBus and MetroLink from your mobile device. Metro transit has enhanced Trip Planner to be more mobile-friendly, giving customers a simpler, easier to use interface when planning their commutes. Customers can access the mobile-friendly version as they’ve done in the past, and all of the same features are […]

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MetroLink Ticket Validator Machines Lighting Up

Have you noticed a green light now comes on when you insert your Metro ticket into the ticket validating machines at some MetroLink stations? When we roll out smart card technology next year, the lights on ticket validating machines will let you know if your Gateway Card has enough money stored on it to take […]

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Metro Adds Real-Time Data to Trip Planner

Metro transit has added a new feature to our Trip Planner which includes a display of bus positions on a map in real time for all 75 bus routes in the St. Louis region. A “Real Time Map” link has been added to the Trip Planner. To find the link, you access the Trip Planner as […]

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Metro Gateway Card Testing Begins

The Bi-State Development Agency/Metro has started testing Gateway, its new smart card fare collection system. Two separate groups of customers are initially testing the new system. With their feedback, we will be able to make adjustments before we plan to roll out the card to all customers next year. The first group of 100 MetroLink customers […]

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Metro Introduces the Gateway Smart Card – “Your New Ticket to Ride”

The Bi-State Development Agency/Metro unveiled the new name and design for the Gateway Smart Card that will begin being used by the public next year. An arch designed into the Gateway logo flows into a wave along the bottom depicting the Mississippi River. The smart card is part of Metro’s new fare collection system, a […]

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New LED Boards Feature Real Time Bus Arrivals at Shrewsbury & Central West End Transit Centers

  A few months back, Metro launched a new Trip Planner featuring real time MetroBus arrivals. About the same time, customers may have noticed new LED boards that went up at the Shrewsbury and Central West End Transit Centers. Like the Trip Planner, the board makes use of the GPS devices that are now installed on […]

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MetroBus Fare Collection Changes Starting October 14

Starting Monday, October 14, 2013, Metro transit will join many other transit agencies in no longer accepting pennies as payment on its MetroBus vehicles. In addition, several months ago, the Agency began phasing out rarely used 50-cent coins and $2 bills. The fareboxes will still accept $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills, nickels, dimes, quarters […]

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Website Now Allows You to Check on Estimated MetroBus Arrival Times

Customers have asked for newer technology to help them track bus arrival times. It’s here. When Proposition A passed, Metro promised to use those funds to build a better transit experience. We are happy to report the first phase of technology advances to keep our MetroBus customers better informed about MetroBus arrivals is now live […]

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