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MetroLink Single-Track Operations Continue This Week

MetroLink will continue to operate on a single track at the Stadium, 8th and Pine, Convention Center, and Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Stations during weekday evenings from 6 PM to the end of service through Friday, December 1. The single-track operations are necessary to allow for construction work in the tunnels downtown. From 6 PM to … Continued

CMT Releases RFP for Graphic Design

Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) in partnership with the St. Clair County Transit District is seeking a graphic design firm/individual to assist CMT with the 2024 CMT Ten Toe Express® campaign to promote ridership on the transit system.  The goal will be to increase ridership on the system during the spring and fall session. Work … Continued


  Project to Increase Economic Development Opportunities in St. Clair County Construction on the MidAmerica St. Louis Airport MetroLink Extension Project in St. Clair County continues to progress with the route of the alignment becoming more visible. The project will extend the MetroLink light rail system 5.2 miles from the existing Shiloh-Scott Transit Center in … Continued

St. Louis County Council Approves Bi-State Appropriation

The St. Louis County Council approved passage of the FY2024 transit appropriation bill by a 6-1 vote at its November 21 meeting. Citizens for Modern Transit has been urging members of the St. Louis County Council to support the FY2024 $128,550,848 Budget Appropriation Request from Bi-State Development. This year’s request will help to ensure the … Continued

More Retail Added to the Mix At the Expo Steps from Transit

More retail has arrived at the $90 million multi-family, mixed-use development, the Expo,  adjacent to the existing Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station in the historic Skinker-DeBaliviere Neighborhood in the City of St. Louis in the form of a 2300 square foot Starbucks.  This new addition offers amenities for residents and riders steps from transit. With multiple … Continued

“Candid Conversation with Commuters” Addresses Transit Rider Inquiries

Citizens for Modern Transit hosted a “Candid Conversation with Commuters” in partnership with Metro Transit and the St. Clair County Transit District officials on Thursday, Nov. 16, via Zoom. The event provided a platform for transit riders and the community at-large to directly connect with local transit industry leaders. The discussion featured: Ken Sharkey, Managing Director … Continued

Recent MetroLink Fare Audits Show 95% Fare Compliance

If you rode MetroLink between October 17th and November 6th, you may have been asked to show proof of valid fare. Fare audits were conducted on various trains and at different stops along the system in the last few weeks. The results of those audits are now in.  Of the 8,725 individuals audited during the … Continued

RFP for Design of SCCTD Flyer Vehicle Wrap in St. Clair County, Illinois

Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) in partnership with the St. Clair County Transit District is seeking a consultant to assist in the creation of branding/vehicle wrap for the SCCTD Flyer service in St. Clair County, IL to help build recognition and ridership on the system. Work products will include creation of a vehicle design based … Continued

LETTER to the EDITOR: St. Louis County Transit Appropriation is Crucial to Region

St. Louis Post Dispatch, Friday, November 10, 2023 The St. Louis County Council failed to pass a $128.5 million budget appropriation request from Bi-State Development – a decision that could impact Metro Transit operations if not resolved. The requested funding would help ensure current service levels are maintained, while supporting safety and security measures and … Continued

Metro Service Changes set for November 27th

  The next Metro Transit service change is set for November 27.  No changes will be made to MetroLink service at this time.   Details of the quarterly service change effective Monday, November 27th are as follows:   MetroBus Schedule Adjustments: #8 Shaw-Cherokee: Weekday and Saturday schedule adjustments to improve on-time performance. #8 Alta Sita … Continued

KC Voters Say Yes to Bus Tax Renewal

Kansas City voters say yes to the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) and the 3/8-cent sales tax for the next 10 years. “Thank you to the voters of Kansas City for once again renewing this critical transit tax to keep our buses rolling,” said Frank White, III, KCATA president and CEO. “If there was … Continued

Insights on STL Transit from the Perspective of a Newcomer

Having moved to St. Louis a little under three weeks ago, I know there’s a lot to learn about the history and culture of this place. I have yet to try toasted ravioli and I’ve been met with a few blank stares when I’ve pronounced street names in a decidedly French way. Apparently that’s not … Continued

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