Posts By: Mallory Box

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Spring 2020 Ten Toe Express Walks Announced

The Ten Toe Express kicks-off on April 1, 2020 with a special walk of the St. Louis Armory with real estate developer Green Street.  Find out more and stay up to date on all upcoming Ten Toe Express walks and register for the spring session at tentoes.cmt-stl.org. Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – Kickoff Walk: St. Louis… Read more »

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President’s Budget Fiscal Year 2021 Released

The President’s Budget for the fiscal year 2021 has been released and can be found here.  The Department of Transportation begins on page 85 of the pdf.  The proposed budget includes several provisions for public transportation including $13 billion in 2021 and $155 billion over the 10-year reauthorization period for Federal Transit Administration programs, to support mobility… Read more »

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New Contract Security Firm Starts at Metro Transit on April 1

Contract security guard services will be provided on the Metro Transit system by a new company beginning on April 1. Global security firm G4S Secure Solutions competed for and was awarded the contract which was approved by the Bi-State Development Board of Commissioners in December 2019. Bi-State Development operates the Metro Transit system in eastern… Read more »

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Bi-State Development Receives Funding for Human Trafficking Awareness Training

The Bi-State Development Agency in St. Louis, Missouri, will receive $187,500 to enhance employee training to recognize human trafficking and address other public safety incidents on buses. The agency was selected to receive funds along with 23 other agencies through the Human Trafficking Awareness & Public Safety Initiative Grant and Cooperative Agreement, announced January 28,… Read more »

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St. Clair County Transit District Board Approves SCCTD Transit Vision 2020 Network Plan, with $29.6 Million Operating Budget

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) Board has voted to approve the adoption of the SCCTD Transit Vision 2020 Network Plan, featuring increased frequency on certain routes, expansion of service on weekends and improved service to area hospitals. The plan was presented at SCCTD’s board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, based on findings and… Read more »

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St. Louis to Host Missouri Public Transit 2020 State Conference and Expo

Y ou’re invited! The Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) invites you to attend the 2020 MPTA State Conference and Expo. The conference is scheduled for September 8-10, 2020 at the Marriott Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference will provide a space for transit professionals, stakeholders, elected and interested citizens across the Midwest to share innovative ideas and… Read more »

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Calling All Poets and Lovers of Transit

This Valentine’s Day, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) wants to know about your Bus Crush! CMT is encouraging St. Louis residents to express why they love public transit in a poem through the “Bus Crush” social media campaign. Riders that would like to enter the “Bus Crush” poetry contest should write up their best love… Read more »

Metro Security Quarterly Score Card Results

Latest Transit Security Scorecard Released

Phase II of the MetroLink System-Wide Assessment led by East-West Gateway Council of Governments will wrap up later this winter. The initial study generated 99 recommendations for improvements on the system.  As a part of Phase II of the study, a security report card has been created to track progress on the 99 recommendations and… Read more »

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Elevator Rehabilitation Project Will Impact Two Downtown MetroLink Stations

  Metro Transit will repair and restore elevators at the Convention Center and 8th & Pine MetroLink Stations starting on Monday, January 13. To accommodate this rehabilitation work, one elevator at each station will go out of service and will be unavailable to customers for several months. The elevator serving the eastbound platform of the… Read more »

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Spring 2020 Ten Toe Express Registration Now Open

Hop aboard the 2020 Ten Toe Express! The Ten Toe Express is a walking program linking transit and your own ten toes through group walks that meet at MetroLink stations and take Metro transit to fun destinations exploring the St. Louis region. We walk in a variety of places and visit unique spots that even the… Read more »

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Spring 2020 Ten Toe Walk Leaders Wanted

More than 8,000 area residents have collectively trekked thousands of miles exploring the St. Louis region through more than 1,200 guided tours.  Currently, there are more than 350 older adults each session, that participate in several different Ten Toe Express Walking Groups. And, new participants sign up each session. To help meet demand, CMT is looking for… Read more »

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Metro, Wash U, and BJC Partner to Improve Service and Safety at Central West End MetroLink Station

The elevator at the Central West End MetroLink Station will be closed for several months beginning on Thursday, December 26, to accommodate demolition crews and reconstruction of the elevator during a station improvement project which includes new features and amenities to improve service and safety. The platform at Metro Transit’s busiest MetroLink station will remain… Read more »

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New Law Enforcement and Contracted Security Agreements to Bolster Safety and Security on Metro Transit System

  The Bi-State Development Board of Commissioners approved five new agreements on December 10 with St. Louis regional law enforcement agencies and a new contracted security provider. Negotiating and approving these key agreements are part of the coordinated strategy of Metro Transit and elected officials in the two-state region to create stronger collaboration and resource… Read more »