Tag Archives: Metro Employees

Bi-State Development Agency/Metro Among Healthiest Workplaces In America

Here at Bi-State Development Agency/Metro we are proud to report that we ranked No. 41 out of 100 companies in Healthiest Employers’ latest 2014 ranking. Healthiest Employer is an Indianapolis-based corporate wellness research and data analysis firm that honors employers of all sizes, regions and industries each year for its Healthiest 100 list. The list […]

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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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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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On Board With Our Airport Director, Starting His Career Hanging over the Airport Fence as a Kid

Peter Pan said to fly, all you needed was ‘faith and trust and just a little bit of pixie dust.’ Well, what you really need is to know someone with a plane and love for flying. But seriously, have you ever wanted to fly? St. Louis Downtown Airport and Heliport Director Bob McDaniel has wanted […]

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Public Invited to Attend Transit-Oriented Development Meetings

Updated 2/21/13: Fairview Heights meeting postponed due to weather.  You are invited to participate in a regional planning effort currently underway focusing on economic development potential around several MetroLink Stations: North Hanley, Emerson Park, Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center, Fairview Heights, Union Station, Civic Center, and Rock Road Station. The East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) and its […]

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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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Flashback Friday: St. Louis Bus Dispatch 1946 And Today

Without a Dispatch Center, a bus transit system cannot function efficiently. So, for this week’s Flashback Friday I wanted to highlight the folks behind the scenes of the bus operation in St. Louis. In this photo from the Museum of Transportation, you can see an unidentified St. Louis company’s Dispatcher’s office in 1946. According to […]

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Metro Rider Turns Old License Plate Into Useful Addition to Bicycle

I like to think of myself as a creative individual; once I made a full Edward Scissorhand costume without buying a single thing. One Metro Transit rider has put my costume-making skills to shame with his special addition to his bicycle. Metro’s Manager of Project Control and Special Projects Anjana Mohan takes MetroLink daily and […]

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Metro Transit Honored at St. Louis Green Business Challenge

St. Louis Metro works hard to help others live a green lifestyle by parking their cars and taking transit, and at the same time, we also work hard to promote green living within our agency. Metro was honored at the 2012 St. Louis Green Business Challenge breakfast and awards ceremony yesterday. The St. Louis Green Business […]

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Coro™ Fellow helps Metro Jump Start Program Targeted at Limited English Community Members

I’ll be honest, the extent of my foreign language knowledge is pretty much limited to ‘where’s the bathroom’ in a few languages. I do have experience being in a country where I didn’t speak the language, and I’ll assure you, finding the restroom, let alone using public transportation, can be tough. Recently, I tagged along […]

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