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Use Metro to Avoid I-44 Closure Downtown This Weekend

Allow extra time if you are planning a trip to the Gateway Arch or other downtown St. Louis destinations this weekend. Interstate 44 will be closed downtown so you may want to consider parking the car and taking Metro instead. Starting at 8 p.m. this Friday night,  the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) plans to […]

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Take Metro Downtown to Avoid I-44 Closure

If you are thinking about visiting the Gateway Arch or other downtown St. Louis destinations this weekend, you might want to take Metro to avoid the traffic from the temporary closure of the depressed lanes. Starting at 8 p.m. Friday night, Interstate 44 between the Poplar Street Bridge and Broadway will be completely shut down […]

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Take MetroLink During Poplar Street Bridge Project

Tonight after the evening rush hour, the Missouri Department of Transportation will close the ramp from westbound Poplar Street Bridge onto Interstate 44/Memorial Drive. To avoid the traffic headaches, MetroLink is a great option to travel across the Mississippi River into Downtown St. Louis or beyond. Ten Illinois MetroLink stations offer free Park-Ride options.  Park […]

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Metro Offers Special MetroLink Rides & Tours for National Train Day

Metro transit is proud to join other transportation organizations and companies tomorrow, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to celebrate National Train Day at St. Louis Union Station located at 1820 Market Street. The event  marks several St. Louis milestones including St. Louis’ 250th birthday, the 125th anniversary of the founding of the […]

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Take Metro to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Festivities

There are several St. Patrick’s Day events coming up and you could be testing your luck finding a parking spot downtown. Avoid the hassles of parking, closed streets and traffic jams and take Metro. St. Patrick’s Day Race and Parade in Downtown St. Louis Before you head downtown for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Run at […]

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Metro to Offer Special Mardi Gras Bus Shuttle on March 1

Laissez les bons temps rouler — Let the Good Times Roll! It’s Mardi Gras time again and Metro is pleased to offer a special shuttle to and from the parade festivities in Soulard. The Mardi Gras MetroBus shuttle will allow you to safely and conveniently get in and out of Soulard for the 2014 Mardi […]

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Extra MetroLink Service For Remaining NLCS Game(s)

Baseball fans, who like to avoid the traffic jams before and after the National League Championship Series Game 6 tonight and Game 7 tomorrow evening (if needed), are encouraged to take public transit. Free Park-Ride lots are located next to many of the MetroLink stations in Illinois and Missouri making it convenient to take MetroLink […]

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Eastbound I-64 to be Closed in East St. Louis Sept.13-23 — Make Metro Your Alternative

Nobody enjoys sitting in traffic. When you are talking about shutting down part of a major interstate highway though, then most commuters will try to avoid the area at all costs. Starting this Friday night at 9 p.m. (September 13), all eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 in East St. Louis from the I55/I70/I64  split to […]

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Your Input is Needed Online Now and at Public Meetings Next Month on Bus Rapid Transit Options

A new type of public transit service called Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is being explored by Metro and regional partners — the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), East-West Gateway Council of Governments, City of St. Louis, and St. Louis County. The partnership is conducting the St. Louis Rapid Transit Connector Study and is requesting your […]

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Extra Metro Transit Service for Fair Saint Louis

Metro transit is a great transportation option for Fair Saint Louis visitors, workers and volunteers who want to avoid traffic congestion, street closures, and parking issues in downtown St. Louis. Extra MetroLink trains will be running to accommodate the large crowds at the annual celebration on Thursday, July 4, Friday, July 5, and Saturday, July […]

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