Event will feature “Wake up to a Sweeter Commute” Rider Appreciation Effort, Followed by Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
After getting input from transit riders, area residents, elected officials and stakeholders through a series of in-person and virtual opportunities, Citizens for Modern Transit, AARP in St. Louis and Metro Transit, in partnership with St. Louis REALTORS® and Employment Connection and Bywater Development, will unveil the “Transit Stop Transformation Project” at the North Hanley Transit Center, 4300 Hanley Road, St. Louis, MO 63134, on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. The project will transform the concrete area between the bus bays and MetroLink entrance into an interactive, playful and engaging space, boasting a vibrant-colored “Transit: We All Ride Together” theme. The revitalized space will feature shade structures, seating, musical artwork, ground murals and window designs. The project will reflect the diverse group of riders who utilize this significant MetroLink and MetroBus connection point in unincorporated St. Louis County.
The morning will start with a “Wake up to a Sweeter Commute” rider appreciation event where volunteers will be giving away granola bars and discussing the impact of this new transformation, before key representatives of the project and elected officials make formal remarks, cut the ribbon and invite those in attendance to explore the new space. This is the fourth Transit Stop Transformation Project completed by the partners. Others include the Maplewood MetroBus Stop, Emerson Park Transit Center and Belleville Transit Center.