Tag: transportation

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 […]

Krewson, Stenger ask governor to fill long vacated Bi-State Development Board seat

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger sent a letter to Governor Eric Greitens on Wednesday requesting that he fill a long vacant position on the Bi-State Development Agency board. Krewson and Stenger originally requested the governor to fill the seat back in August and submitted potential nominees to fill one Missouri vacancy and to replace four Missouri members on the Bi-State Development Agency board whose terms have expired. The main […]

RELEASE: Healthy Cooking Demonstrations at Two Metro Transit Centers on March 22 and 23

ST. LOUIS, MO: A nutritionist from the University of Missouri Extension will demonstrate how to prepare a one-pot meal on a tight budget using healthy ingredients on March 22 and March 23 at two Metro Transit locations. The food demonstrations are part of the Link Market food kiosk program’s focus on nutrition and healthy eating. The demonstrations will take place from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 22 at the North Hanley Transit Center […]

RELEASE: New Community Library Program at Metro Transit Locations to Launch March 29

St. Louis Promise Zone, St. Louis County Library and Metro Transit will announce the launch of a new program to promote literacy and reading, and improve the transit experience for Metro riders during a special event on Thursday, March 29. Promise Zone community library boxes are being installed at four transit locations in the region. These boxes will be stocked with reading materials provided by St. Louis County Library, and transit riders will be able […]

RELEASE: Distracted on Vacation? Alamo Rent A Car’s Annual Survey Shows Work and Social Media Pressures Affecting Family Travelers

ST. LOUIS, March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Vacations allow workers to escape the daily grind, unwind and spend much-needed time with families and friends. But with today’s tech-driven world contributing to an “always on” expectation to check emails, text messages and social media, U.S. workers are finding it increasingly difficult to unplug and relax – even when vacationing with their families. New research* from the fourth annual 2018 Alamo Rent A Car Family Vacation Surveyshows significantly fewer workers prefer […]

RELEASE: Major MetroLink Elevator Rehabilitation Project Starts February 19

Metro Transit will begin a major rehabilitation project on February 19, to repair and restore elevators at four MetroLink stations in downtown St. Louis. The rehabilitation work will focus on a total of six elevators located at the Union Station, 8th & Pine, Convention Center and Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Stations. To accommodate the work, the elevators will be out of service for approximately 12 weeks at a time, with the project expected to be completed […]

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 […]

Missouri leads national effort to remove X-LITE guard rails

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri remains a leader with two other states in removing allegedly defective and definitely controversial guardrails as another state opts to not use the units any longer. MoDOT committed in April to recall the 400 X-LIFE guardrail units installed in the state produced by the company Lindsay. South Carolina transportation officials will no longer install X-LITE guard rails, rails that in April, MoDOT committed to recall 400 of the units. Nationally, […]

21st Century Transportation System Task Force holds final meeting, report expected within the next week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s been a long six months for Rep. Kevin Corlew and the members of the Missouri 21st Century Transportation System Task Force, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Since June 28, the task force has been meeting to identify ways in which the state’s transportation system could be improved. During that time, they’ve held seven public hearings and three working sessions across the state, getting input from […]

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 […]