Tag Archives: ADA

Rider Alert: Stairway Project Begins May 21 At North Hanley MetroLink Station

Metro Transit will begin rebuilding the stairway in the northwest corner of the parking lot at the North Hanley MetroLink Station at 4398 Hanley Road in Berkeley which will require closing on May 21 a nearby section of the parking lot for use as a construction staging area. The closed parking section will be barricaded […]

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Riding Along During Metro Transit’s Personalized Travel Training Program

  Last month, I told you about the great program offered by Metro Transit’s ADA Services team. The   Travel Training Program teaches individuals who qualify for reduced fares or ADA paratransit services, how to ride MetroBus and MetroLink independently. Early one morning, I tagged along with John McKenney, a veteran Transit Trainer and former MetroBus […]

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10.5 Billion Trips Taken on U.S. Public Transportation in 2012, Ridership Up Slightly Across St. Louis Area

Did you take public transit in St. Louis or in other cities last year? If you did, then you were a part of the 10.5 billion trips taken on U.S. Public Transportation in 2012. According to a recent report released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the demand for public transportation rose last year […]

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Metro Travel Training Program Teaches Qualified Residents How to Use Public Transit and Gives Them Independence

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet some great Metro employees who work hard every day to help individuals use Metro Transit. Metro’s ADA Services team offers a very special Travel Training Program. It teaches individuals who qualify for reduced fares or ADA paratransit services, how to ride MetroBus and MetroLink  independently. Not all riders […]

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MetroLink Single Track Fairview Heights-Washington Park Aug. 6-7; Blue Line Emerson to Shrewsbury Only 7:30-4pm

The ADA tiles (gray edge area of the platform) are being replaced at the Fairview Heights station platform.  In order to conduct this work, MetroLink will single track at the Fairview Heights and Washington Park stations from 7:30AM until 4:00PM. REROUTE DETAILS To accommodate this single track operation, Blue Line trains will only operate from […]

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Metro Begins Bus Stop Evaluation Program to Make Routes More Efficient

Part of Metro’s Long-Range Transit Plan is to help make the existing system more efficient, better for customers, and more sustainable. In addition to looking how the system can grow over time, the Long-Range Plan focuses on improving the customer experience and improving distribution of information. As part of the plan, the Planning Department has begun […]

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Upgrading Bus Stops Around St. Louis: An Update

Metro is currently busy upgrading many bus stops in St. Louis City and County to ADA compliance.  You may have noticed some changes in to your neighborhood bus stops: Metro partnered with Paraquad for input and reviewed customer complaints, along with the criteria listed in the link above, to decide which stops would be addressed […]

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Making His Way

Metro ADA Service’s Travel Training Program helps individuals gain independence through transit

A young man stares intently up Arsenal Street.  It’s early morning, already sticky warm in St. Louis.  His Metro travel trainer, Feld Miller, is making light chatter with him, occasionally erupting into relaxed laughter while asking questions that the young man answers quietly, keeping his sight on the street.  “What time is the bus coming?” […]

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Director of ADA Services Pat Hall talks about segregation, rights and breaking down barriers

Monday, June 26 marked the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the civil rights legislation that prevents discrimination based on disability.  The legislation helped make sweeping changes for disabled individuals in the areas of employment, built environment, public transit and other areas.  But for Pat Hall, Metro’s Director of ADA Services, the […]

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Happy 20th Anniversary to the Americans With Disabilities Act!

July 26, 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, commonly referred to as the ADA.  This landmark piece of civil rights legislation prevents the discrimination of individuals based on disability.  The act offers protections against discrimination regarding employment, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and public entities at all levels,  […]

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