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  • Bi-State Development Receives $243,000 Incentive from Ameren Missouri

    Representatives from Ameren Missouri presented Bi-State Development (BSD) with a check for $243,194 at their BSD Board of Commissioners Meeting. BSD upgraded more than 1,900 light fixtures at its Metro transit facilities to LED (light-emitting diode) fixtures through the Ameren Missouri BizSavers® program, which provides cash incentives to businesses making cost-effective, energy-efficient upgrades. The updated lighting produced a substantial incentive

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  • Students Learn Firsthand How Metro Offers Independence

    A group of local high school students with big dreams and even bigger aspirations recently learned firsthand about how Metro supports independent lifestyles for people with disabilities. Bi-State Development President and Chief Executive Officer John Nations and Executive Director of Metro Transit Ray Friem met the students at the Forsyth MetroLink Station on June 16. The juniors and seniors who

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  • Construction on the first new MetroLink station to be built in the St. Louis region in more than a decade will begin this summer in the Cortex Innovation Community, which is in the central corridor of the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Regional leaders joined project partners and the public on June 8 for the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new

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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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