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Open Houses Planned for the Proposed Green Line Light Rail Expansion Project

During the month of April, a series of in-person and virtual open houses on the planned MetroLink Green Line will be held. The project is currently in the environmental phase and organizers welcome residents and riders’ thoughts and questions about this anticipated project.

Attendees are encouraged to attend as their schedule allows. You do not need to be present for the entire open house but can drop in as you are able.


In-Person Open Houses:

Tuesday, April 23, 5:00-7:00 pm

Doorways, 1001 N Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63106


Wednesday, April 24, 5:00-7:00 pm

Cherokee Center, 3200 S Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63118


Virtual Open House:

Tuesday, April 30, 6:30-8:00 pm

Advance registration is required. Register here.


The goal of the meetings is to learn from  residents what potential environmental impacts they think should be studied during the next phase of the St. Louis MetroLink Green Line – environmental analysis and 30% design. The environmental analysis is a requirement of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when seeking federal funding. During NEPA, the Green Line project team will assess potential project impacts on the human and natural environment then examine ways to avoid, minimize or mitigate adverse effects where feasible. This process ensures that the project will not significantly impact key environmental resources, such as air and water quality, or adversely impact low-income individuals or communities of color. During 30% design, major design elements, the project timeline and project costs will be fine-tuned.

The purpose of the MetroLink Green Line is to provide new access to growing and established job centers for residents with limited transportation options and to invest in historically underserved neighborhoods. Recently, the project passed a major milestone when East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the St. Louis region’s metropolitan planning organization, approved the revised light rail line as the locally preferred alternative (LPA). The revised alignment includes ten stations and three design options. Approval of the LPA paved the way for the project to advance to the current environmental analysis and 30% design as well as seek entry into the Federal Transit Administration’s  Capital Investment Grants pipeline, a multi-year process.

The Green Line will utilize low-floor MetroLink vehicles in the street operating within a dedicated right-of-way area (no cars allowed) separated from traffic by a curb. This will enhance safety and improve train travel times.

Following the open houses, the public will have 30 days – until Friday, May 31, 2024 – to submit their comments on potential environmental impacts and have them documented as part of the formal record. Comments can be submitted to


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