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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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Building a Better Transit Experience: Metro Installing New Fareboxes on Entire MetroBus Fleet

Metro will begin installing new fareboxes on all MetroBus vehicles starting in early September, as part of building a better transit experience for customers. Since last fall, the new fareboxes have been tested on 40 MetroBus vehicles on several high volume routes. Feedback from customers and MetroBus operators allowed Metro to make adjustments before introducing […]

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Metro Expands New Farebox Test to Include High Volume Routes

Beginning on Monday, February 25, 2013, Metro Transit will expand its test of new fareboxes to some of the busiest routes on the MetroBus system.  As part of building a better transit experience for customers, Metro installed new fareboxes on 40 buses and began testing them last October. Some initial routes remain in the pilot.  […]

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New Mobile Web Page for Metro’s Blog NextStopSTL

If you are reading this blog on your mobile device than you already know what I’m about to tell you. NextStopSTL.org has gone mobile! Our blog is now mobile-device friendly. When you go to NextStopSTL.org on your mobile device, you will automatically be taken to a quick-loading, easy to navigate view of our blog. Our […]

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Metro Transit Tests New MaxxForce Engine in MetroBus Vehicle

Metro is honored to be selected as one of only two transit agencies in the United States to test a new bus engine called the MaxxForce engine. Metro Transit is working with Complete Coach Works and Navistar to test out the new engine. It was installed in one MetroBus vehicle and has been on the […]

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Metro Tests New Fare Boxes on 40 MetroBus Vehicles

Metro Transit will begin testing new fare boxes on 40 MetroBus vehicles on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 as part of building a better transit experience for customers. The pilot program will allow Metro to obtain feedback from customers, operators, and other Metro employees so adjustments can be made before fare boxes are installed on the […]

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New Metro Ticket Vending Machines and Ticket Validators Coming to Illinois MetroLink Stations

The installation of new Metro Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) and Ticket Validators on MetroLink platforms begins in Illinois on Tuesday, August 28, 2012.  This will mark the beginning of the equipment conversions necessary for future upgrades to Metro’s entire fare collection system. “The original machines are being removed and replaced by new state of the […]

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