As you have read and heard, Metro is in the final stages of the Rapid Connector Study they’ve been running over the past year. They have narrowed their study focus to BRT routes along 4 corridors through the St. Louis region. Metro is only able to pursue financing for 2 of the routes, and are now seeking public input on which of the routes they’ll propose.
Through this study, Metro sought to:
1. Expand access to jobs, improve travel time and connections
2. Enhance mobility options for transit-dependent and low-income households
3. Expand transportation choice for all
4. Support the regional economy
5. Strengthen and revitalize neighborhoods
6. Provide cost-effective transit options
The cause for the study is to lay the necessary groundwork for the pursuit of Federal funding, which is key to building any large transit project.
The final open houses:
Thursday, September 12, 2013
5:30-7:30 p.m. , open house with presentation at 6:30 p.m.
St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley Campus Multipurpose Room
3400 Pershall, Ferguson, MO 63135
Tuesday, September 17
5:30 – 7:30pm, with a presentation scheduled at 6:30pm
Chesterfield City Hall
690 Chesterfield Pkwy W.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
The reason you should go is to comment on what you think of the routes they are proposing. They have picked routes that they think will best serve the St. Louis community (i.e. will be best used). I’d be curious to know if you agree with their suggestions.
Go out there, log your thoughts, and take part in shaping transit in this city.
Or if you would like to weigh in electronically – http://www.movingtransitforward.org/stlrapidtransit/get_involved/discussion.aspx.