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  • Gateway Arch Indoor Activities Unavailable in Early 2016

    Visitor experiences inside the Gateway Arch facility—including entrance indoors, Journey to the Top tram rides, Monument to the Dream movie showings, and access to the Arch Museum Store and Levee Mercantile—will be temporarily suspended Monday, January 4, 2016. These aspects of the visitor experience will be made available in spring 2016, when a renovated Arch Museum Store, a new digital

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  • Bi-State Development Research Institute Awarded Grant To Study Adding Medical Clinics To MetroLink Stations

    Bi-State Development Research Institute, a non-profit enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), has been notified it will receive a $41,900 grant by Missouri Foundation for Health. The grant award will allow the Bi-State Development Research Institute to conduct a feasibility study on establishing medical clinics at MetroLink locations in North St. Louis County to help address the growing need for quality health

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  • Students Take to the Skies at St. Louis Downtown Airport

    St. Louis Downtown Airport hosted the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s (NIFA) Region VI SAFECON flying competition last week, welcoming more than 80 student pilots from Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. During the week-long event, pilots demonstrated their aviation knowledge in classroom testing and preflight inspections, and tested their flight skills through navigation events, short-field precision landings, power-off landings (which simulate landing

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  • Bi-State Development Puts the Emphasis Back on Economic Development

    Bi-State Development (BSD) has led or been an important part of many efforts and projects that have helped shape the St. Louis region for more than 65 years. For example, in the 1960’s, we were commissioned to conduct one of the first Interstate Highway studies that became a model for America’s roadways. The trams that take you to the top

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  • Meet St. Louis Downtown Airport’s Newest Firefighters

    St. Louis Downtown Airport has added two more members to its airport fire rescue team, Ryan Ahlmeyer and Liz Warford. Both firefighters bring years of experience and expertise to the daily operations of the airport’s fire department, and in return, they get to expand their knowledge and firefighting skills in a unique environment. Ryan Ahlemeyer comes to St. Louis Downtown Airport

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  • Metro Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the ADA

    Did you know that Metro was an early leader in providing transportation options and service for the disabled? In 1977, Metro (you knew us as Bi-State back then) became one of the first transit agencies in the nation to operate buses during regular service that were equipped with wheelchair lifts. That was 13 years before the passage of the Americans

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  • Bi-State Development Annual Meeting

    When: Friday, Sept. 25, 2015  at 12:45 p.m. What: Regional leaders will discuss the future of Bi-State Development and its role in the region at the Bi-State Development inaugural annual meeting. Who: Steve Stenger, St. Louis County Executive Mark Kern, St. Clair County Board Chairman Francis Slay, Mayor of St. Louis Constance Gully, Bi-State Development Board of Commissioners John Nations, Bi-State Development

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  • Jet Aviation Brings NBAA Regional Forum to St. Louis Downtown Airport

    A group of current and prospective business aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers and industry representatives gathered at St. Louis Downtown Airport last week for the 2015 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)’s Regional Forum. Nearly 1,000 people attended the September 17 event, which was hosted by Jet Aviation, an international aircraft maintenance and services company that operates on 60 acres of airport

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  • Bi-State Development: Making an Impact for More Than 65 Years

    We’re celebrating a special milestone today. On this day in 1950, President Harry S. Truman signed an interstate compact between Missouri and Illinois and formally established the Bi-State Development Agency. Now doing business as Bi-State Development (BSD), our organization is probably best known for operating Metro, the region’s public transportation system. But if you look closely, you’ll see that BSD

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  • Bi-State Development Reaffirms its Unique Role as an Economic Development Engine for the Region With an Updated Look

    For more than 65 years, Bi-State Development (BSD) has served as an economic development engine for the St. Louis region. To celebrate its proud heritage and to better identify with the many services BSD provides for the bi-state area, starting today, BSD is putting the emphasis back on “development” in its name while introducing a refreshed logo and new website:

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