Weigh in on Bus Rapid Transit for region at upcoming public meetings

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Metro and its regional partners – the Missouri Department of Transportation, East-West Gateway Council of Governments, City of St. Louis, St. Louis County – invite another round of public comments on their long range plan called Moving Transit Forward.

Upon studying factors like demographics, land use, employment patterns, regional travel demand, and best practices from around the county, Metro put together a list of potential routes and services that they will be present to the public for feedback in September.  This follows a round of public meetings held earlier in the year.

At this point, Metro has narrowed their focus to 4 main routes serviced by Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).    BRT has proven to be a successful transit alternative option around the country and is designed to provide a fast, comfortably, and convenient alternative to cars.  According to Metro, “BRT systems feature high-frequency service, limited stops at dedicated stations, and transit prioritization strategies to provide rail like service using bus vehicles.”

The routes being considered I-64, Page Avenue, W. Florissant Natural Bridge Rd, and Halls Ferry Riverview.  Should you like to weigh in on the next round of planning and route selection, please attend one of the following open houses.

September 10, 2013
11a-1pm, open house with presentation at noon
City of St. Louis City Hall, 2nd floor
1200 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

September 11, 2013
5:30-7:30 p.m. , open house with presentation at 6:30 p.m.
The Heights (City of Richmond Heights Community Center)
8001 Dale, Richmond Heights, MO 63117

September 12, 2013
5:30-7:30 p.m. , open house with presentation at 6:30 p.m.
St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley Campus Multipurpose Room
3400 Pershall, Ferguson, MO 63135

To learn more about this study or to comment on the proposed alternatives now, visit – http://www.movingtransitforward.org/stlrapidtransit/