Nominations are now closed. Thank you to everyone who nominated a stop. We expect to announce the selected stop in January.
Citizens for Modern Transit and AARP in St. Louis are looking to revamp a MetroBus stop in the City of St. Louis for its next “Transit Stop Transformation Project.” The project will turn the selected site into an active, engaging space featuring vibrant colors, seating, shading, green space and more. The organizations have issued a call for nominations to help identify the best site – within the limits of the City of St. Louis – to build a better bus stop. Nominations can be completed through Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, at here.
Five “Transit Stop Transformation Projects” projects have been completed to-date. The first of which was an older, rundown bus shelter – located at the southwest corner of Manchester Rd. and Marshall Ave. in Maplewood – that was transformed into a fun, ADA accessible artistic space that now boasts vibrant colors, new shelters, seating, better lighting, a hopscotch game and an art installation by a local artist. Since then, similar transformations have opened to the public at the Emerson Park, Belleville, North Hanley and 5th & Missouri Transit Centers, and another one is underway at the Fairview Heights Transit Center.
“These projects transform places people typically pass through on their way to their next destination into community amenities that improve safety and security, build ridership and increase engagement around transit,” commented Kimberly Cella, executive director for Citizens for Modern Transit. “We hope the community will take the time to help us identify the best MetroBus stop for our next effort. The process is quick and easy.”
Those interested in nominating a MetroBus stop in the City of St. Louis can click here for the nomination form. Information required includes: the bus stop number and street address, an explanation of why that bus stop needs a transformation, a list of possible community partners and the nominator’s contact information. There is also a section where a photo of the bus stop can be uploaded.
Citizens for Modern Transit and AARP in St. Louis will announce the selected stop in January 2024. From there the organizations will begin public engagement efforts, create design concepts, finalize the design and begin construction. The project is estimated to be completed in the Fall of 2024. T