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  • Freight Summit 2016 Marks Official Launch of Bi-State Development’s Newest Enterprise – The St. Louis Regional Freightway

    Bi-State Development (BSD) hosted Freight Summit 2016 on April 27, which served as the official launch of the St. Louis Regional Freightway, BSD’s newest enterprise and the culmination of several years of study and regional planning aimed at capturing a share of the significant increase in freight volume expected over the next 25 years. Summit attendees were among the first

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  • Keynote Speaker for Freight Summit 2016: Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau

    Administrator Gregory G. Nadeau of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) joins Bi-State Development on Wednesday, April 27, as the keynote speaker at Freight Summit 2016. This event will serve as the official launch of the St. Louis Regional Freightway, the formal name selected for the region’s freight district. Appointed by President Barack Obama, Nadeau oversees the $43 billion Federal-aid Highway

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  • Bi-State Development Operating and Capital Budgets Approved For Fiscal Years 2017-2019

    The Board of Commissioners of Bi-State Development (BSD) approved a three-year operating and capital budget during this morning’s Board meeting, which includes no increase in operational expenses for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 from the last fiscal year. The budget outlines operational expenses before depreciation of $323.2 million for FY 2017, and projected operational expenses before depreciation of $332.6 million for

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  • Construction Begins to Expand and Enhance Civic Center Transit Center

    Representatives from the Federal Transit Administration and the City of St. Louis joined Metro at a groundbreaking ceremony today to commemorate the beginning of construction at the Civic Center Transit Center in downtown St. Louis. The project will expand the transit center to accommodate more buses and add new passenger amenities and features. Construction is scheduled to take up to

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  • Tram Rides Resume at the Gateway Arch

    Although the Gateway Arch Visitor Center remains closed due to continued remodeling, tram rides to the top of the Arch have resumed on a limited basis while staff perfect new ticketing and scheduling procedures, and implement improved tour operations. Due to capacity restrictions, visitors must have a timed Journey to the Top tram ticket to enter the monument. Entry-only tickets

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  • Metro Celebrates Completion of North County Transit Center

    Representatives from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the City of Ferguson and St. Louis County joined Metro at a ribbon-cutting event today to commemorate the completion of the North County Transit Center. The transit center, located at 3140 Pershall Road in Ferguson, Mo., is the newest addition to the Metro system and is a key transit hub for the region,

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  • Gateway Arch Riverboat Cruises Begin This Weekend

    The Gateway Arch Riverboats ─ the Becky Thatcher and Tom Sawyer  ─ will begin cruising the Mississippi River this weekend with the start of the 2016 riverboat season. Daily, one-hour sightseeing cruises begin Saturday, March 5. These narrated cruises explore the history of downtown St. Louis landmarks and architecture, and the vital role of the Mississippi River to the region. Tickets are $19

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  • Bi-State Development Recognized For Sustainability Efforts

    Bi-State Development (BSD) received a Champions Award of Achievement at the 2015 St. Louis Green Business Challenge awards ceremony today at the Saint Louis Zoo. Bi-State Development’s green efforts include promoting and expanding sustainability inside the workplace each year through the efforts of its employee “Lean & Green Team.” This employee effort is aimed at identifying opportunities and pursuing new

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  • Metro Dedicates Artwork at Riverview Transit Center

    Artists, art advocates and transit enthusiasts joined Metro to officially welcome the “Adinkra Tower” to the Metro transit system at a special dedication ceremony January 15. Located at the Riverview Transit Center in North St. Louis, the 24-foot tall metal sculpture is the newest addition to Metro’s extensive public art portfolio. “We are always looking for opportunities to create infrastructure

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  • 2015 Recap: How Metro is Building a Better Transit System

    Metro transit is committed to identifying and supporting regional projects that improve the well-being of passengers and protect the investment the bi-state region. In 2015, we continued building on those goals. Here is a look at some of key projects and enhancements that we completed or worked on over the last 12 months: Eads Bridge Rehabilitation Metro reached the halfway

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