Tag: Bi-State Development

Mantovani: Resignation of Bi-State Development Agency CEO, John Nations, points to County Executive’s failure to effectively address MetroLink public safety

The resignation of John Nations, President and CEO of Bi-State Development is  “regrettable and a predictable reaction to the lack of cooperation from the St. Louis County Executive,” according to Democrat candidate for St. Louis County Executive Mark Mantovani. “Any reasonable CEO would be frustrated by the County Executive’s failure to effectively address crime and public safety on the MetroLink.” County Executive Stenger took responsibility for MetroLink security in a Memorandum of Understanding dated May […]

Stenger, Krewson to meet with new Missouri Governor Mike Parson

New Republican Missouri Governor Mike Parson will take time out of his first week in office to meet with local elected officials from the St. Louis area. In a press conference held in North St. Louis County Tuesday, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said he is set to meet with Parson and St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson in Jefferson City Wednesday. “We’ve already had some communications with his office and we’re going to be […]

President and Chief Executive Officer of Bi-State Development to step down this fall

ST. LOUIS —  The President and Chief Executive Officer of Bi-State Development has announced his departure to the Board of Commissioners. John Nations, the President & Chief Executive Officer of of the organization since 2010, has informed the Board of Commissioners of his intention to leave the organization, effective this fall. Nations said he is announcing his departure now to give the Board adequate time to find a successor and guarantee a smooth transition. Nations, […]

RELEASE: New mobile health screening van to start serving Metro Transit locations in city of St. Louis

Starting June 5, Metro Transit riders and local residents will have access to free mobile health screening services at four locations in the City of St. Louis. A Mobile Health Van operated by Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers will provide free blood pressure screenings and other health assessments to transit riders and nearby residents on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., alternating locations each week during the month. The first Tuesday of the […]

RELEASE: Bi-State Development Operating and Capital Budget Approved For Fiscal Year 2019

The Board of Commissioners of Bi-State Development approved the operating and capital budget for the Fiscal Year (FY) that begins July 1, 2018, at the Board meeting on April 27. The budget outlines operational expenses before depreciation of $369 million for FY 2019, and projected operational expenses before depreciation of $378 million for FY 2020 and $387 million for FY 2021. The budget does not include a fare increase for the Metro transit system in […]

RELEASE: Bi-State Development names Mark Vago new chief financial officer

Bi-State Development President and Chief Executive Officer John Nations announced that Mark G. Vago has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Bi-State Development. Vago will replace current Chief Financial Officer Kathy S. Klevorn, who is retiring effective July 1, 2018. Vago and Klevorn are working together to ensure a smooth transition of Chief Financial Officer responsibilities, which include financial planning, budget management, accounting and treasury functions for […]

RELEASE: New community library program puts books into the hands of Metro Transit riders

Reading materials for people of all ages are now available at four Metro Transit Centers as part of a new partnership which will put surplus library books in the hands of transit riders in North St. Louis County, who do not have the time, access or transportation to get to the library. The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, St. Louis Promise Zone, St. Louis County Library, Bi-State Development and Metro Transit were joined by special […]

RELEASE: Registration now open for Chancellor’s Certificate in fundamentals of economic development

Public sector development staff, private sector specialists and anyone interested in community development have the opportunity in March and April to learn economic development concepts from senior practitioners in the industry. Bi-State Development has partnered with the Urban Land Institute and the Public Policy Administration Program of the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) to offer a Chancellor’s Certificate Program in Fundamentals of Economic Development. Registration is now open for the eight-week program which will lead […]

RELEASE: MetroLink Riders to be Shuttled by Bus Between Three Blue Line Stations on January 20

MetroLink trains will not operate between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44, Sunnen and Maplewood-Manchester MetroLink Stations for several hours on Saturday, January 20, to accommodate maintenance work to the light rail system. From the beginning of service until noon on January 20, MetroLink riders will be transported by bus shuttles between these Blue Line stations. MetroLink riders traveling through this section of the Blue Line should expect delays of 20 minutes. MetroLink Station Shuttle signs are located […]

RELEASE: Nutritionists Will Highlight Healthy Food Options During Link Market Food Demonstrations at Metro Transit Centers

ST. LOUIS, MO: Nutritionists from the University of Missouri Extension will conduct monthly food demonstrations starting next week at two Metro transit center locations to reinforce the recently launched fresh food kiosk program’s focus on nutrition and healthy food options. Weather permitting, these demonstrations will occur at the Link Markets from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20 at the North Hanley Transit Center, and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, […]