How We Move http://news.stlpublicradio.org en What's Next For Lambert - St. Louis International Airport? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/whats-next-lambert-st-louis-international-airport <p>The week of Thanksgiving is one of the busiest weeks of the year for Lambert - St. Louis International Airport, as travelers make their way home for the holidays.</p><p>But movement of another sort is also going on at Lambert - a dual push to both make the airport a stronger economic engine for the region and a more inviting entry-point for the city.</p><p><strong>Airport As Economic Driver</strong></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:42:22 +0000 Camille Phillips 31785 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What's Next For Lambert - St. Louis International Airport? Will Trolleys Come Back To St. Louis' Loop? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/will-trolleys-come-back-st-louis-loop <p>Trolleys are <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/11/07/243518385/to-get-around-town-some-cities-take-a-step-back-in-time">making a comeback</a> across the country from Seattle to Tampa with promises of economic development and walkable neighborhoods.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In St. Louis an effort to bring the fixed tracks back to University City’s Delmar Loop began in 1997.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After the $44 million project landed a big federal grant, it seemed St. Louis would be home to trolleys again.</span></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Maria Altman 31348 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Will Trolleys Come Back To St. Louis' Loop? Connecting Sides Of St. Louis County With A Road Few Seem To Want http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/connecting-sides-st-louis-county-road-few-seem-want <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since the </span>1950s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, traffic planners have been looking for ways to make it easier to get north and south in St. Louis County. The original plan to extend Interstate 170 all the way to Interstate 44 was officially scrapped in 1997, and the proposed South County Connector is the first plan to make it passed the discussion stage since then.</span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 31152 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Connecting Sides Of St. Louis County With A Road Few Seem To Want Navigating The STL Region After Long-Awaited Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Opens http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/navigating-stl-region-after-long-awaited-stan-musial-veterans-memorial-bridge-opens <p>The Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River is slated to open early next year.</p><p>As part of St. Louis Public Radio&#39;s series of reports on the region&#39;s aging infrastructure called &quot;<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/topic/how-we-move">How We Move</a>,&quot; Julie Bierach spoke with Jerry Blair with the East-West Gateway Council about how the $667 million bridge will impact travel in the St. Louis region.</p><p>She began by asking him when they started planning for a new bridge.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 09:57:39 +0000 Julie Bierach 30280 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Navigating The STL Region After Long-Awaited Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Opens Why This St. Louisan Is An Avid Bike Commuter: His Truck Was Stolen http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-st-louisan-avid-bike-commuter-his-truck-was-stolen <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ve all been there: You get in the car and begin driving your normal route, only to hit construction and be re-routed to another street, or traffic that forces you to creep along at a snail’s pace. In your annoyance, you glance out the window and spy a cyclist whizzing by and think, ‘Man, I need to get one of those.’</span></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 09:04:00 +0000 Erin Williams 29768 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why This St. Louisan Is An Avid Bike Commuter: His Truck Was Stolen On 20th Anniversary, MetroLink Leaders Discuss Development And Vision Of Transit System http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/20th-anniversary-metrolink-leaders-discuss-development-and-vision-transit-system <p>Twenty years ago today, Metro St. Louis slid open the doors for the first ride on its new light rail system. Although the system was built on an existing freight line, the path to its existence was not clear or easy.</p><p>"Until the very day that it opened, people did not believe this system was going to exist," said Les Sterman, supervisor of the Southern Illinois Flood Prevention District and former executive director of the East-West Gateway Council of Governments. He worked for years to make the MetroLink a reality.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:51:07 +0000 Camille Phillips & Tim Lloyd 28695 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org On 20th Anniversary, MetroLink Leaders Discuss Development And Vision Of Transit System