Tag Archives: Transit Funding

Metro Seeks Public Comments On Proposed Fare Increases

The public will have the opportunity to comment on three proposed Metro transit fare increase options next month. The Operations Committee for the Bi-State Development Agency’s Board of Commissioners authorized Metro staff to schedule several public meetings and a public hearing in March to receive input on options for a proposed fare increase. Meetings dates, […]

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Participate In Virtual Public Meeting on the St. Louis Rapid Transit Connector Study

The St. Louis Rapid Transit Connector Study is now conducting a virtual public meeting to obtain your input on improvements to regional transit service. The Connector Study – led by the Bi-State Development Agency/Metro and their partners East-West Gateway Council of Governments, MoDOT, St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis – seeks to […]

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Metro Announces St. Louis Rapid Transit Connector Study: First Round of Open Houses Scheduled

Metro invites you to join us on March 28, April 2 and April 5, as we explore new and exciting strategies to improve commutes and expand access to economic opportunities through higher-speed transit service on the region’s highways and major streets with the St. Louis Rapid Transit Connector Study. The study will identify and advance […]

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Reminder: Some Transit Fares Will Increase Starting This Sunday

July 1 will mark the beginning of the new fiscal year at Metro Transit and the implementation of a small fare increase on MetroBus and MetroLink. In May, the Metro Board of Commissioners approved the fare increase after conducting three public information sessions and a public hearing. Metro is spending more money for fuel, vehicle […]

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A Year To Remember: St. Louis Transit in 2010

This was a year to remember. We here at Metro and the entire region have much to be thankful for at the close of 2010. More than just a great year for Metro, this was truly a year for celebration for the future of transit in St. Louis. Proposition A passed in St. Louis County. […]

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Federal USDOT Grant Means New Buses For Metro Transit

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Monday a combined $776 million for urban and rural transit providers to help bring buses, bus facilities and related equipment into a state of good repair.  Money from the Federal Transit Administration’s new State of Good Repair discretionary grant program will go to 152 projects. Metro St. Louis will […]

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Riverfront Times Honors Transit Funding, #30 Soulard in “Best Of St. Louis” Issue

Every year, the St. Louis magazine The Riverfront Times puts out its “Best of St. Louis” issue that names the best of everything the area has to offer, from Best Fried Chicken to Best New Band to Best Public Works Project (the Great Streets Project on South Grand Boulevard, in case you’re interested).  For 2010, […]

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“Beyond the Motor City” Documentary Delivers Lessons for St. Louis and Entire U.S.

A review by Courtney Sloger Last night, St. Louis hosted a free screening of Beyond the Motor City: The Past and Future of Transportation in the U.S. at the Tivoli Theater in University City.  Aaron Woolf, who wrote, produced and directed the film, joined viewers for dinner at Pi East Loop and spoke on a […]

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New York’s MTA Approves Drastic Service Cuts to Fix $400 Million Defecit

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)of the New York City area approved a series of service cuts that will drastically change the levels of service available to customers.  The cuts, along with 700 job layoffs and the removal of the free ride for students program, were unamimously approved by the authority’s board to deal with a […]

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Representative Jim Oberstar (Photo: Wikimedia)

Obama, Oberstar Differ on Course of Action for Transportation Bill

The focus in Washington and across the country is the issue of health care reform and the economy, but another big dilemma is looming on Capitol Hill: transportation.  SAFETEA-LU, the current transportation funding authorization bill, is set to expire on September 30.  Without a new source of funding, the Federal Highway Trust will bankrupt, interrupting  […]

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