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  Key Bi-State Development Officials Provided Overview of Priorities to Redesign Transit Access The transit advocacy organization Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) today hosted a “Talking Transit” event via Zoom informing over 100 members, elected officials, stakeholders, transit riders and others about new initiatives underway through Metro Transit to expand accessibility and further improve safety … Continued

Bi-State Development Board of Commissioners Elects New Officers

Herbert Simmons Assumes Role as Board Chair   The Bi-State Development Board of Commissioners approved the election of new officers for the 2022-2023 year on June 24. Illinois Commissioner Herbert Simmons is the new Board Chair. Missouri Commissioner Sam Gladney is the new Vice Chairman. Commissioner Terry Beach from Illinois is Treasurer, and Missouri Commissioner … Continued

Going to the Fair? Metro Transit Can Get You There

Thinking of heading to Fair St. Louis this year? Metro Transit is a great way to get you there.  Thousands of residents from around the bi-state area will head to downtown St. Louis July 2 through 4 to celebrate America’s birthday at Fair Saint Louis. With six stations serving downtown St. Louis, MetroLink is the … Continued

County Council’s Substitute Bill for Annual Transit Appropriations is Not Good for the Future of Transit

The St. Louis County Council is currently looking at the annual Bi-State Development appropriation to ensure public transit continues to provide access in St. Louis County. During this process, a substitute bill has been introduced, which significantly changes the ratio of funding for public transit via the 1974 transportation sales tax. The Bi-State Development appropriation request … Continued

Mobile Food Pantry Expands to Five Metro Transit Centers this Summer

Metro Transit in  partnership with the St. Clair County Transit District and the St. Louis Area Foodbank are expanding the free Food on the Move program this summer to help address food insecurity issues near several transit centers in the region. The mobile food pantry will visit five Metro Transit Centers on designated Saturdays starting … Continued

Transit Funding Could Finally Be Back on Track in Missouri

Missouri Times Editorial The Missouri State Legislative Session adjourned with a historic move in support of public transportation. For the first time in two decades, Missouri is set to invest $8.7 million in transit – a sum that would be split amongst the 34 transit providers operating in the state. This increase is critically needed … Continued

Service Changes Set for June 13 to three MetroBus Routes

On Monday, June 13, Metro Transit will make schedule adjustments to three MetroBus routes in Missouri: #58 Chesterfield Valley, #70 Grand and #94 Page. These changes will improve on-time performance and better manage passenger volume on select bus trips. There are no adjustments to MetroBus routes in Illinois or MetroLink service.   Details for the … Continued

MO Legislature Moves Amtrak Service Back to Twice Daily

The Missouri legislative session wrapped on May 13 with a boost to Amtrak service.  The State of Missouri and Amtrak will restore the second of two daily round-trip trains on the Amtrak MidwestSM Missouri River Runner line between the Amtrak stations in Kansas City and St. Louis starting July 1.  MODOT’s initial budget request was for … Continued

Grand Opening Celebration of the “Transit Stop Transformation” Project at the Belleville Transit Center Set for Saturday, June 25, at 12:30 p.m.

  Join Citizens for Modern Transit, St. Clair County Transit District, AARP in St. Louis and Metro Transit as they unveil the region’s latest “Transit Stop Transformation” Project – this time at the Belleville Transit Center, located at 718 Scheel Street in Belleville. The event will get underway at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, … Continued


  Discussion to Highlight New Initiatives Underway through Metro Transit Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) has announced plans for its next virtual “Talking Transit” event, which is set for Thursday, June 9, at 8:30 a.m. via ZOOM. This event will highlight new initiatives underway through Metro Transit to expand accessibility and further improve safety and … Continued

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