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    Bi-State Development Earns Upgraded Credit Ratings

    Moody’s Investors Service announced that it has upgraded Bi-State Development’s bond credit ratings. The new ratings represent some of the highest grades assigned by Moody’s Investor Service, and indicate that these bonds are judged to be of high quality and subject to very low credit risk. The rating for Bi-State Development’s combined lien sales tax bonds has been raised from

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  • Bi-State Development Operating and Capital Budget Approved For Fiscal Year 2018

    The Board of Commissioners of Bi-State Development (BSD) approved the operating and capital budget for the Fiscal Year (FY) that begins July 1, 2017, at the Board meeting this morning. The budget outlines operational expenses before depreciation of $361 million for FY 2018, and projected operational expenses before depreciation of $372.1 million for FY 2019 and $382.1 million for FY 2020.

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  • Gateway Arch Tram Rides Resume Operations

    Tram rides at the Gateway Arch have re-opened to the public. The trams closed in late 2016 to replace the motor generator sets and improve the tram electrical system. Currently, the south tram is operating, while the north tram is undergoing a similar upgrade. Trams are expected to be at 100 percent capacity in the coming weeks. “We are happy

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  • Bi-State Development Welcomes New Member to Board of Commissioners

    The Madison County Board and Chairman Kurt Prenzler have approved the appointment of Justin Zimmerman to the Bi-State Development Board of Commissioners. Zimmerman replaces Commissioner Tadas Kicielinski, whose term ended earlier this year. Zimmerman practices law in the Madison County, Ill., office of Lewis Brisbois as a member of its General Liability and Environmental & Toxic Tort Practices. He is

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  • St. Louis Regional Freightway and Port of New Orleans Sign Memorandum of Understanding Aimed at Fostering Economic Growth

    The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans and the St. Louis Regional Freightway today entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to exchange market and operational information with the goal of growing trade and building upon existing and new business relationships between the two regions and critical ports. The agreement also calls for joint marketing efforts to

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  • Economic Development Course Series Starts March 1

    Bi-State Development is now partnering with the Urban Land Institute-St. Louis and the UMSL Public Policy Administration Program to offer a Chancellor’s Certificate Program in the Fundamentals of Economic Development. Registration is now open for the non-credit, eight-week program which begins on March 1. Local government officials and employees as well as economic development specialists from the private and nonprofit

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  • HUD Secretary Julián Castro Commends Bi-State Development for Connecting All of the Dots for Economic Opportunity and Quality of Life

    Julián Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), praised Bi-State Development for its achievements and the investments it has made to support the St. Louis region. Castro visited Bi-State Development’s newest transit investment, the North County Transit Center in Ferguson, Missouri, on December 12. The HUD Secretary was welcomed to the transit center by John

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  • Bi-State Development Research Institute Awarded $583,958 Grant to Launch Food Kiosk Program at Two North St. Louis County MetroLink Stations

    The Bi-State Development Research Institute, a non-profit enterprise of Bi-State Development, has been awarded a $583,958 grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health to launch a pilot program to bring healthier food options closer to Metro riders and residents in the communities adjacent to two MetroLink stations in St. Louis County. The grant will fund an 18-month pilot program for

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  • St. Louis Downtown Airport Hosts Emergency Training Exercise November 19

    Emergency responders from municipalities and agencies across the St. Louis region will battle flames, rescue passengers and handle a simulated plane crash as part of an emergency training exercise at St. Louis Downtown Airport on Saturday, November 19. The live-action exercise will provide first responders with the opportunity to practice firefighting techniques and manage multiple passenger injuries and fatalities under

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  • Gateway Arch Tram Operations Temporarily Suspended for System Improvements

    Journey to the Top tram rides at the Gateway Arch will be temporarily suspended beginning Monday, November 28 to replace the motor generator sets and upgrade the tram’s electrical system. The Visitor Center, The Arch Store, Monument to the Dream documentary film and riverfront via the Arch Grand Staircase will remain available to visitors. Tram rides will resume in spring

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