Serving the Region
Gateway Arch Riverfront
Since the Gateway Arch opened in 1967, Bi-State Development (BSD) has financed and operated the tram system, Revenue Collections and Ticketing Center, and sales and marketing for the landmark under a 50-year agreement with the National Park Service. Renewing that agreement in 2014 allowed BSD to move forward with other important capital projects at the Arch.
For example, BSD issued $7.5 million in bonds to replace the tram system motor generator sets and a portion of the Visitor’s Center/museum roof.
BSD is a key partner in the current Gateway Arch improvements that will transform the visitor experience, not only at the Gateway Arch, but also on the St. Louis Riverfront and in downtown St. Louis. As part of the commitment to enhance the riverfront experience, BSD owns and operates the Becky Thatcher and Tom Sawyer riverboats as well as bike rentals and helicopter sightseeing tours on the riverfront.Learn More