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Commuters Encouraged to Take Transit During MLK Bridge Closure

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced yesterday that the Martin Luther King Bridge will be closing in both directions through the Fall of 2019 so crews can perform extensive repairs to the bridge’s ramps and roadways. This closure is expected to cause extensive traffic congestion and delays, particularly during the morning commute. To help alleviate… Read more »


Construction to Begin on Central West End MetroLink Station Platform Extension

Construction is set to begin on the CWE MetroLink Station including extension of the platform to increase capacity.   The platform will remain open during the project which is expected to take about six months to complete, but temporary closures may be necessary at times. Advance notice will be provided for Metro riders if temporary closures… Read more »

Ten Toes

Volunteer Opportunity for Ten Toe Express®

The Ten Toe Express® Walking Program is looking for people who love to socialize and explore!  It is a great opportunity to explore St. Louis with your own ten toes and Metro transit. CMT and AARP St. Louis are looking for new walk leaders to help expand the program today. The Ten Toe Walking Program… Read more »

25 Years of MetroLink

Twenty-five years ago, the first trains left the platform at Union Station as MetroLink began its inaugural ride in St. Louis, helping to expand our public transportation system. Since then, MetroLink has made its mark on our region and earned a reputation for doing so much more than just connecting riders to their destinations. It… Read more »


Metro Introduces New Text Messaging and Web Chat Service

Metro Transit has introduced a new service for public transit riders.  The service allows riders to connect with Metro Customer Service or Metro Public Safety without having to make a call. Through a new text messaging and web chat service, transit riders can contact a Metro Customer Service representative with questions about their commute or to ask for help… Read more »


Lime, formerly LimeBike, will launch electric scooters in St. Louis TODAY in partnership with the City as part of the company’s dock-free mobility permit.  The Lime-S scooters are the most advanced shared electric scooter model of any mobility company in the country. Lime-S scooters cost $1 to unlock and 15 cents per minute of riding.  “St. Louis has… Read more »

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Fall 2018 Ten Toe Express registration now open

Created to inspire St. Louis area older adults, as well as any other interested individuals, to see how easy it is to integrate walking with public transit use to get around town, the CMT Ten Toe Express Walk Program also promotes the health and well-being benefits of transit commuting. The 2018 Fall Session gets underway… Read more »

St. Louis Leaders Weigh In on MetroLink as Near 25th Anniversary

MetroLink’s 25th Anniversary is right around the corner on July 31.  From the moment MetroLink hit the rails in 1993, ridership far exceeded forecasted expectations.  Today, St. Louis has 46 miles, 37 stations and one more to open very shortly in Midtown in the heart of the Cortex Innovation Community with an interconnected MetroBus system. Voters… Read more »


Transit Trekking

Transit is a great way to go!  Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen, Inc. (TWM), an engineering firm based in St. Clair County, Illinois, provides monthly Metro Transit passes to their employees.  In addition, TWM is partnering with the St. Clair County Transit District on the MetroBikeLink extension projects.  Sheila Kimlinger, a transportation group manager with TWM,… Read more »

Ten Toes

Fall 2018 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, who collectively make up a total of seven different Ten Toes Express Walking Groups. And, new participants sign up each session. To help… Read more »

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St. Clair County Transit District Responds to Veterans’ Needs in Southern IL

District routes service to newly opened Shiloh Veterans’  Center The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) will now provide service to the newly opened Shiloh Veterans’ Center beginning on July 23.  The #15 MetroBus will be rerouted to accommodate service to the new Veterans’ clinic.  In addition, SCCTD will extend evening MetroLink service in response… Read more »

MetroBikeLink is heading west in 2019

The MetroBikeLink will be expanding westward soon with an estimated opening in 2019.  The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) has partnered with Metro East Park and Recreation District (MERPD) to construct another segment of the trail system along the MetroLink light rail alignment in Illinois.  This proposed section of trail will extend from Memorial… Read more »

St. Clair County Transit District responds to Riders and Expands Service

District underwrites extension of evening MetroLink service The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) will extend evening MetroLink service in response to current riders. MetroLink service will be extended to Shiloh-Scott Station in the evenings instead of truncating service at Fairview Heights. The expanded service will begin on June 23. “We saw an opportunity where… Read more »


Growing Support for Raising Taxes for Transportation Projects

Researchers from the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) conducted their ninth annual public opinion survey around the question: “What Do Americans Think about Federal Tax Options to Support Transportation?”  Results indicate that a majority of Americans would support higher taxes for transportation under the right circumstances. For example, 72% of respondents supported a gas tax increase… Read more »