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March 4, 2014

St. Louis Metro to consider BRT for shorter commutes

The agency is looking into two possible bus rapid transit lines, with estimated capital costs of about $40 million each, in response to lengthy bus commutes for some of its riders. The region would have to greenlight the two proposed lines to secure federal funding.


May 23, 2011

St. Louis Metro approves FY 2012 budget

Higher gas prices will be one significant impact on the cost of operations. The agency purchases approximately six million gallons of fuel annually, and the overall increase in fuel cost is expected to be $6 million for the year.


November 3, 2010

St. Louis Metro's long-range transit plan wins award

At an awards presentation in Scarborough, England, last week, IAP2 honored projects from New South Wales and Logan City, Australia; Vancouver, Canada; Washington D.C. and Phoenix. Vancouver's TransLink won IAP2's Innovation Award, with Metro placing second.


August 24, 2010

St. Louis Metro names new president/CEO

John Nations, a partner in the St. Louis office of Armstrong Teasdale and currently in his third term as mayor of Chesterfield, Mo., will succeed Robert Baer in late October. Baer has served as president/CEO since December 2007.


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