Tag: Bi-State Development

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, […]

RELEASE: Infrastructure Funding Critical to the Success of St. Louis Regional Economy and Manufacturing Industry

ST. LOUIS, MO –  Securing two billion dollars to fund major transportation infrastructure improvements has been identified as critical so that manufacturing and logistics sectors in the St. Louis region can compete in the global market. That was the key message delivered at a Fall Industry Forum hosted by the St. Louis Regional Freightway in St. Louis last month, which featured a panel of engineers from the Missouri and Illinois Departments of Transportation and a […]

RELEASE: Links 2 Health mobile screening unit program introduced

Bi-State Development and the St. Louis County Department of Public Health today unveiled Links 2 Health, a new mobile health screening program that will enhance access to much-needed health care services for residents of North St. Louis County. The Links 2 Health mobile screening vehicle was displayed at the Wellston Transit Center during a special ceremony on December 1. The 18-month pilot program will provide adults 18 years of age and older with health screenings, […]

New food kiosks at North Hanley and Wellston Transit Centers are officially open for business

The new Link Market food kiosks at the North Hanley and Wellston Transit Centers are now open for business, and transit riders and nearby residents can purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy food staples at these transit locations. The Link Market kiosks are open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and accept cash, credit and EBT payments. The Link Market food kiosk pilot program is the result of a partnership with […]

RELEASE: New Mobile Health Screening Unit to debut at Wellston Transit Center

Bi-State Development, in partnership with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, will introduce a new Mobile Health Screening Unit on Dec. 1. The mobile unit, called Links 2 Health, will serve four Metro transit centers in North St. Louis County. Bi-State Development through its not-for-profit enterprise, the Bi-State Development Research Institute, received a $940,000 federal grant to fund a pilot program to bring basic health screenings to transit riders and the communities surrounding […]

RELEASE: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ James Bullard Highlights St. Louis As a Metropolitan Area with One of the Highest Standards of Living in the Nation

ST. LOUIS, MO, OCTOBER 11, 2017: James Bullard, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discussed living standards in American metropolitans areas as he gave the keynote address at the 2017 Bi-State Development Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri on October 6. Bullard, who is considered one of the most influential economists in the world, highlighted the importance of adjusting for price differences across metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) when […]

RELEASE: New Fresh Food Kiosks to Bring Healthy Food Options to Metro Transit Riders and North St. Louis County Residents

ST. LOUIS, MO: Bi-State Development is launching an 18-month pilot program to provide access to healthy food for transit riders and residents in two areas in North St. Louis County who do not have convenient access to grocery stores or supermarkets. The new Link Market food kiosks, located at the North Hanley and Wellston Transit Centers, will officially open in the coming weeks — offering fresh fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs, bread, meat, cheese and other […]

New fresh food kiosks to open at two Metro Transit Centers in North St. Louis County

On Thursday, the Bi-State Development and Metro will launch two fresh food kiosks to North St. Louis County. The initiative will see the implementation of the Link Market Food Kiosk pilot program that will be located at the North Hanley and Wellston Transit Centers in North St. Louis County. The food kiosks will offer healthier food options to Metro transit riders and nearby residents. According to Bi-State Development, this initiative will help provide fresh food who […]

Feasibility study of on-site basic health services at MetroLink Stations in underserved areas of St. Louis region released

Findings reveal potential opportunities for launch of mobile health clinics [ST. LOUIS, MO] The Bi-State Development Research Institute finds both a significant need for accessible health care services in targeted areas of North St. Louis County, and opportunities for providers to address those needs through the use of mobile health clinics. The feasibility study conducted by the Research Institute was supported and funded by the Missouri Foundation for Health. It examined the practicality of establishing […]