The St. Louis County Council approved a $3 million appropriation for MetroLink expansion analysis from the Public Mass Transit Fund with a 5-2 vote at its July 26 meeting. The Council approved the appropriation to the East-West Gateway Council of Governments for the purpose of conducting a MetroLink expansion analysis for three corridors in St. Louis County.
The funding in the Public Mass Transit Fund is available from the half-cent Proposition A sales tax.
“It is CMT’s hope, and goal, that the next agreed-upon MetroLink project reflects community needs by providing public transit access and benefits to users who need the service the most – whether they are city or county residents. Public transit expansion also must offer opportunities to enhance both social equity and economic development within the chosen corridor,” said Rose Windmiller, chair of the CMT Board of Directors.
St. Louis County Executive Stenger announced the three studies – MetroNorth, MetroSouth, and Daniel Boone – in June.