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MetroBus Service Changes to Go Into Effect April 20 During COVID-19

A new service plan to improve the scheduling and reliability of MetroBus service during the COVID-19 pandemic will go into effect on Monday, April 20. The new service plan will temporarily suspend service on six lower ridership MetroBus routes, and will modify schedules and frequencies for most MetroBus routes in Missouri. This includes adjustments that … Continued

Art Arrives at Maplewood MetroBus Transformation Project Stop

Art has arrived at the Maplewood MetroBus Project at the corner of Manchester in Marshall as a part of the transformation project underway.  The Maplewood Transit Stop Transformation project is a joint initiative between CMT, AARP in St. Louis, KaBOOM!, the City of Maplewood and Citizens National Bank to convert the space surrounding the Maplewood … Continued

MO Transit Providers Push for Priority Testing for Transit Operators        

As Missouri transit providers work to deliver essential service during the COVID-19 outbreak, they are pushing for help from the Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services for priority testing for COVID-19 for transit employees. Local transit agencies across the state are working tirelessly to provide as much service as possible during this pandemic, while … Continued

Metro Transit Capping Buses at Seated Load Due to COVID-19

Metro Transit continues to take steps to protect riders and drivers due to the COVID-19 outbreak.   The latest service protocol is to limit the number of passengers to seated loads (40 passengers on a 40’ bus).    Currently, many buses are seeing more than seated loads which is a problem for social distancing. Metro Transit is … Continued

Stimulus Package Provides Critical Relief to Transit Agencies

Commentary piece from April 3 edition of the St. Louis Business Journal  As Congress finalized the $2 trillion stimulus package and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was officially signed by President Trump, many Americans saw a ray of hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And those in charge of local transit agencies … Continued

CARES Act Delivers for Transit in MO

The Cares Act is delivering a $248 million lifeline for Missouri Transit providers. Congress crossed the finish line on March 26 with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which including $25 billion in transit funding for rural and urban areas across the country. Bi-State Development through its partnership with St. Clair County … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

CARES Act Delivers Vital Lifeline for Transit

Congress crossed the finish line with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which is a vital lifeline for transit with $25 billion in funding for rural and urban areas across the country. “Congress is providing a vital line of support through its $2 trillion stimulus package. Missouri transit agencies are facing massive … Continued

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.  … Continued

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 … Continued

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