Tag Archives: Metro Transit

Ray Friem Appointed Executive Director

Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA) President and CEO John Nations has appointed Ray Friem as Executive Director of Metro Transit. The appointment, which went into effect July 1, reestablishes the Executive Director position within Metro Transit and better reflects the managerial responsibility that Friem has in running the daily operations of the St. Louis region’s public transit system. “I am […]

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Passenger Profile: Sammie

Customers, like Sammie, depend on Metro transit to get to work, school and other important destinations. We hope you enjoy his story, and we’re interested in your transit story too. Email mrhibbard@metrostlouis.org, and we may share your story in a future “Passenger Profile” blog. Sammie has been using Metro all his life, long before MetroLink ever came to […]

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Bi-State Development Agency Approves Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

The Board of Commissioners of the Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA) approved the budget for the new fiscal year during the board meeting last Friday. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget outlines $326.7 million in operational expenses before depreciation. The approved budget allocates resources to operate the Metro transit system, St. Louis Downtown Airport, operations at […]

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GO! St. Louis Marathon to Affect 20 MetroBus Routes This Weekend

The 2015 GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend is scheduled for this weekend (April 11-12). Here’s what you need to know if you plan to take Metro to any of this weekend’s events or will be riding MetroBus near any race venue. On Saturday, April 11, a portion of 14th Street will close between Market […]

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Passenger Profile: Sheila

Thousands of customers, like Sheila, depend on Metro transit every day to get to work, school and other important destinations. We hope you enjoy her story, and we’re interested in your transit story too. Email mrhibbard@metrostlouis.org, and we may share your story in a future “Passenger Profile” blog. For Sheila, right now Metro is her way to get to and […]

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Behind the Scenes: Car Wash for MetroLink Trains

One of the comments we receive frequently from out-of-town visitors or new MetroLink passengers is just how clean our light rail trains are.  That’s because our trains are cleaned daily, inside and out. We thought you might enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at our car wash for MetroLink trains so we taped a camera to the train windshield and took video at […]

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Ask Metro: Let’s Talk About Security

“Ask Metro” highlights questions asked in past St. Louis Post-Dispatch live chats, on social media, on our blog or via email. Have a question for us? Email it to mrhibbard@metrostlouis.org and your question may be included in a future blog post. We received several questions about security during this afternoon’s monthly live chat with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. To […]

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Check Out The Winning MetroScape Artwork

  Images from 10 St. Louis area artists are starting to appear at bus shelters near you. Metro Arts in Transit invited local artists to submit their artwork to MetroScapes last fall. Submissions were reviewed by a panel of artists and art professionals who selected the winning pieces in January based on quality of work, appropriateness for public […]

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Lucas & Linda: An Everlasting Love Story

In celebration of Valentine’s Day tomorrow, we have been sharing the stories of couples who met on MetroBus or MetroLink. Here is a love story about Lucas and his late wife Linda. Lucas is one of our reserve MetroBus dispatchers and his fellow  dispatcher Tim Stewart wanted to share this story.  Lucas Lowery’s almost 50 years with the Bi-State Development […]

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Amy and Jack: A Match Made on the Rails

In celebration of Valentine’s Day next week, we’re sharing the stories of couples who met on MetroBus or MetroLink. Here is Amy and Jack’s story. Amy works at the Bi-State Development Agency, which operates the Metro transit system for the region.  The beginning of Amy and Jack’s relationship was a lot like our MetroLink trains. Their romance […]

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