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  • St. Louis Downtown Airport to Receive $850,000 Federal Grant

    St. Louis Downtown Airport has received notification of an $850,000 grant award by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help fund needed improvements to its taxiway. The federal funding will help to pay for the first phase of a rehabilitation project that will address the limited availability of adequate routes to and from the ramp area and runway to safely

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  • Senior Apartments to be Built by the Swansea MetroLink Station

    Southwestern Illinois Development Authority (SWIDA), in partnership with Bywater Development Group and Bi-State Development (BSD), is pleased to announce a new, $10.5 million development that will bring senior apartment living adjacent to the Swansea MetroLink Station in Swansea, Ill. The transit-oriented development (TOD) project, which will be developed by SWIDA and Bywater, was approved by the Illinois Housing Development Authority

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  • Bi-State Development Research Institute to Receive $940,000 In Federal Transit Funding for Mobile Health Care Initiative

    The Bi-State Development Research Institute will receive a federal grant of nearly $1 million dollars for an innovative mobile clinic program, in partnership with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health. The Rides to Wellness Demonstration and Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is one of just 19 awarded

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  • U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau Puts Spotlight on Regional Freight Growth Potential and Infrastructure Needs

    Administrator Gregory G. Nadeau of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) joined Bi-State Development and St. Louis Regional Freightway on Monday, September 12, to host a freight economy roundtable with almost 116 manufacturers, shippers, logistics experts, government officials and other business leaders from Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. The discussion covered a range of freight-related topics, including the challenges and opportunities of

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  • Legacy Flight Academy at St. Louis Downtown Airport Offers Amazing Opportunity for Youth

    St. Louis Downtown Airport is preparing to welcome the Legacy Flight Academy on Saturday, September 10, for a unique outreach and flight orientation program aimed at fostering an interest in aerospace careers among minority youth. Spots are still available for interested participants who want to experience the thrill of flight at no cost and take part in a unique program

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  • E-Commerce Boom Brings Region New Freight Opportunities

    by Mary Lamie Executive Director of the St. Louis Regional Freightway This article was published in the St. Louis Business Journal on August 26, 2016 The e-commerce business is growing at an incredible pace, and at St. Louis Regional Freightway, we are seeing this rapid growth produce a surge of expansion opportunities in the bi-state region for manufacturing and logistics industries. The U.S. Commerce Department reports e-commerce sales have

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  • Bi-State Development Celebrates an Award-Winning Year

    The fiscal year, which ended on June 30, 2016, will be recorded as an award-winning year for Bi-State Development. Over the last twelve months, Bi-State Development received more than 40 awards that recognized the achievements of the entire organization as well as several individual departments. “We have an amazing team at Bi-State Development, and it is not a surprise that

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  • Prestigious Recognition for St. Louis Downtown Airport Fire Chief

    Bi-State Development (BSD) is pleased to announce that Michael Mavrogeorge, Fire Chief at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Illinois, has earned the prestigious redesignation as Chief Fire Officer by the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Commission on Professional Credentialing.  St. Louis Downtown Airport is owned and operated by Bi-State Development. Mavrogeorge has served as the fire chief at St.

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  • Metro Employees Receive Special Recognition

    At the Bi-State Development (BSD) Board of Commissioners meeting on June 24, MetroBus operator Felicia Isbell, Metro Transit Service Manager Edith Rowe and Metro Public Safety Officer Mike Riley were recognized for their actions on April 1, 2016, that are credited with saving the life of a federal employee and possibly other government workers. Susan Holzwanger, Operations Manager at the

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  • Gateway Arch Riverfront Reopens Better Than Ever

    Fireworks and food trucks helped elected leaders, project partners and area residents celebrate the opening of the new St. Louis riverfront on Thursday, June 2. The “Picnic on the Riverfront” event highlighted the total renovation of a 1.5 mile stretch of Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard and extension of the Mississippi Greenway from the Biddle Street Trailhead to Chouteau Avenue. PHOTOS: Scroll

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