Tag: transportation

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 […]

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 […]

MetroLink Work Scheduled for October 9-13

Construction and maintenance work along the light rail system may result in brief delays for Metro transit riders this week. MetroLink will operate on a single track Monday, October 9, through Friday, October 13, from 8 p.m. to the end of service each night at the Sunnen and Maplewood-Manchester MetroLink Stations to allow crews to perform track maintenance. · Blue Line MetroLink passengers may experience delays of 5 minutes. · Red Line MetroLink service will not be […]

Little-known provision in Uber bill releases non-emergency medical transportation from burdensome regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Transportation networking companies scored a major victory with the passage of HB 130, better known as the Uber bill, during the past legislative session. But a little-known component of the bill has big implications for another group besides ride-sharing companies; one single sentence, added to the bill as an amendment while it was in the Senate, releases medical transportation companies from the authority of the regional taxicab commissions. “6. Nothing in […]

Improvements to roadways may be coming to St. Louis County’s 5th District

At the St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday, Councilman Pat Dolan introduced three bills that seek to improve roadways within the area. Dolan, who represents the 5th District, which includes Clayton, introduced a bill that seeks to provide professional engineering and land surveying services to various improvements to Hanley Road from Dale to Manchester. The engineering contract for the roadways would be with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company Inc. in an amount that wouldn’t […]

Metro goes smoke-free on September 5

All Metro transit center properties in Missouri and Illinois will become entirely smoke-free on Tuesday, September 5. While smoking is not currently permitted on Metro vehicles or on MetroLink station platforms, smoking of any kind, including the use of e-cigarettes, will be prohibited at all Metro transit center locations, including: ·         Indoor waiting areas and outdoor areas, including bus shelters ·         MetroLink stations and platforms  ·         Metro Park-Ride lots ·         Metro transit vehicles (MetroBus, MetroLink […]

MoDOT to close one lane on westbound I-70 in Wentzville this weekend

ST. LOUIS – Motorists traveling out of the St. Charles County and St. Louis County area this weekend should plan ahead and expect delays on Interstates 64 and 70, as well as on Route 61. MoDOT will close one lane of westbound I-70 before Route Z in Wentzville on Friday, August 25 at 11 p.m. so crews can remove and repair a section of pavement. With only one lane open on the interstate, long delays […]