Posts By: Mallory Box

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New Contract Security Firm Begins Patrols on Metro Transit April 1

Beginning on April 1, G4S Secure Solutions will begin providing contract security guard services on the Metro Transit system. The global security firm was approved in December 2019 by the Bi-State Board of Commissioners. Metro Transit is working with G4S to implement a mobile deployment strategy for the entire system including St. Louis City and… Read more »

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COVID-19 Update: Service on 4 MetroBus Routes Will be Suspended March 30​

Over the past two weeks, ridership across most MetroBus routes and MetroLink has fallen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Transit ridership remains stronger on some of Metro’s busiest bus routes, while others that serve businesses and schools that have temporarily closed carried fewer passengers in past weeks. As a result, Metro is shifting its available… Read more »

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Amtrak Modifying Service Due to COVID-19

In response to unprecedented reductions in passenger rail travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, MoDOT staff have been working closely with Amtrak regarding the ridership declines on the Missouri River Runner trains. Due to this significant reduction in passenger demand, a temporary service modification is being made to the Missouri River Runner and the national Amtrak network. … Read more »

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Spring 2020 Ten Toe Express Session New Dates – June 1 to July 15

First and foremost, we hope that you, your family, friends, and colleagues are healthy and well. Due to the ever-changing environment around COVID-19, we will be postponing our Ten Toe Express Spring 2020 Kickoff Walk to June 4th. Furthermore, the Ten Toe Express 2020 Spring Session is to run a truncated schedule from June 1… Read more »

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Senate CARES Act includes $25B for Transit

The Senate released its version of the COVID-19 relief package this morning, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which includes $25 billion for public transit. Funding would be allocated to transit operators to protect public health and safety while ensuring transportation access to jobs, medical treatment, food, and other essential services remain… Read more »

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$25B for Transit in House Relief Bill

The U.S. House released its version of the third coronavirus relief bill Monday. The Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act, H.R. 6379, would provide $25 billion in grants to the transit industry. The transit funding would be administered through the Federal Transit Administration using Fiscal Year 2020 formulas and could be used by agencies… Read more »

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Senate Relief Bill Includes $20 Billion for Transit

The Senate COVID-19 Relief bill currently includes $20 billion for public transit with $4 billion earmarked for rural transit.  The Senate is now in negotiations with House leaders to include a revised version of the trillion-dollar-plus relief bill to contain almost $90 billion in federal assistance for transportation. The House is also leading a separate… Read more »

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CALL TO ACTION: Contact Your Rep to Support COVID-19 Funding

Recently APTA circulated the funding request below to its membership.  Please consider reaching out to your congressional delegation in support of APTA’s COVID-19 funding request. You can simply forward this email to your delegation and personalize some of the impacts you are seeing on the ground. There are numerous reports of increased costs and reduced… Read more »

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MetroLines Poetry Contest Draws Record Number of Entries

15 winners were selected out of 309 entries, triple the total number of previous submissions Winning poems created by 15 talented bi-state area poets are being displayed on the Metro Transit system for the next year. The poems were selected from submissions for the 2019 MetroLines program, a regional poetry competition hosted by Metro Arts… Read more »

Metro Transit Statement on COVID-19

Metro Transit has Released a Statement on COVID-19

St. Louis Metro Transit has released the following statement and list of resources regarding the COVID-19 virus.  The full statement and original page can be viewed here. “We are keeping a close eye on COVID-19 developments and are in communications with local, regional and state health officials. As a precaution, we have enhanced our cleaning… Read more »

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St.  Louis Looks to MicroTransit for First, Last Mile Journeys and Beyond

As Metro Transit and the St. Clair County Transit District undergo changes with the complete re-visioning of their bus systems in Missouri and Illinois, MicroTransit is beginning to fill not only first/last mile needs but the gaps in service where a large, fixed-route bus no longer makes sense.   MicroTransit is demand-responsive transportation that offers flexible… Read more »

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Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner Updates Departure Times for Missouri

The Amtrak Missouri River Runner, train #311.  Starting on March 23, the departure time of #311 will be 8:15 am from Amtrak’s St. Louis, Missouri – Gateway Station with the following arrival times for each destination: Kirkwood: 8:44 am Washington: 9:21 am Hermann: 9:49 am Jefferson City: 10:36 am Sedalia: 11:49 am Warrensburg: 12:20 pm Lee’s Summit: 1:04… Read more »

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Dozens of Missouri MetroBus Route Updates to Come March 16

Metro Transit will make adjustments to more than two dozen MetroBus routes in the City of St. Louis and in St. Louis starting Monday, March 16, as part of the quarterly service change. Following the implementation of a redesigned MetroBus service plan last fall, Metro has been closely monitoring trip data and reviewing feedback from… Read more »