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  • 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

    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

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  • New Fresh Food Kiosks to Bring Healthy Food Options to Metro Transit Riders and North St. Louis County Residents

    Bi-State Development is launching an 18-month pilot program to provide access to healthy food for transit riders and residents in two areas in North St. Louis County who do not have convenient access to grocery stores or supermarkets. The new Link Market food kiosks, located at the North Hanley and Wellston Transit Centers, will officially open in the coming weeks

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  • Feasibility Study of On-Site Basic Health Services at MetroLink Stations in Underserved Areas of St. Louis Region Released

    The Bi-State Development Research Institute finds both a significant need for accessible health care services in targeted areas of North St. Louis County, and opportunities for providers to address those needs through the use of mobile health clinics. Document: View feasibility study on establishing health clinics at or near MetroLink Stations The feasibility study conducted by the Research Institute was supported

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  • MetroBus Service Returns to Newly Expanded Civic Center Transit Center August 14

    Metro hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration on August 10 to mark the upcoming opening of the newly expanded Civic Center Transit Center in St. Louis just days before MetroBus service returns to the transit facility on August 14. Representatives from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), City of St. Louis, St. Louis Blues, and other regional partners participated. The completely redesigned Civic

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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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