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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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Metro Transit Winter Storm Service Updates

Metro Transit Status of Operations 7 A.M. Monday, March 25, 2013 MetroLink is running on time with normal Monday service. Metro customers are asked to use caution on the platforms, steps, elevators and parking lots. There could be slick spots.   MetroBus is not experiencing any major delays due to road conditions. Some buses are running 10 to 20 minutes behind schedule […]

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Today is International Bus Driver Appreciation Day!

For who’s a jolly good operator, for who’s a jolly good operator, for who’s a jolly good ooooopeerratoooor, nobody can deny! Whether they like it or not, that song goes out to all of our MetroBus operators. Today is International Bus Driver Appreciation Day! Take a moment today or in the coming days to say […]

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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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Metro Transit Safety Tips for Winter Weather Emergencies

The first snow of the season is a good time to remind Metro passengers about safety during transit emergencies and during inclement weather conditions. As you know, MetroLink, MetroBus, and Metro Call-A-Ride can be delayed by roadway accidents, utility and power disruptions, equipment breakdowns and general situations outside of our control. To prepare for an […]

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Metro Transit Honored by Paraquad at Accessible STL Shine the Light Awards Ceremony

Metro Transit (Bi-State Development Agency) was honored last night at the first AccessibleSTL Shine the Light Awards presented by Paraquad at the Chase Park Plaza. Paraquad recognized Metro, four companies and an individual for leading the way toward a more accessible community for people with disabilities and all who would benefit from increased equality of […]

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Metro Call-A-Ride Celebrates 25 Years of Service

Metro Call-A-Ride is celebrating 25 years of service! Operators, dispatchers and Metro staff were invited to celebrate the milestone at a reception held at the Call-A-Ride Center on Tuesday. There were decorations, a cake,  and a lot of enthusiastic employees! “Call-A-Ride has been a true resource for the community for 25 years.  Our staff works […]

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Call-A-Ride Operator Dale Dean Commended For Bravery, And Is Called A Hero By Woman He Helped Save From Fire

Metro Call-A-Ride Van Operator Dale Dean doesn’t consider himself a hero. A humble man with strong faith, he just considers himself blessed to have been there to help. But Berkeley resident Dorothy Dixon considers Dean her hero. In February, Dean was dropping off a passenger when he saw Dixon’s house on fire, and rushed to […]

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Call-A-Ride Operator Dale Dean Commended For Bravery, And Is Called A Hero By Woman He Helped Save From Fire

Metro Call-A-Ride Van Operator Dale Dean doesn’t consider himself a hero. A humble man with strong faith, he just considers himself blessed to have been there to help. But Berkeley resident Dorothy Dixon considers Dean her hero. In February, Dean was dropping off a passenger when he saw Dixon’s house on fire, and rushed to […]

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