tires http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-june-5-2012 <p><strong>Metro sees double-digit increase in bus passengers</strong></p><p>St. Louis&rsquo; mass transit agency saw the biggest growth in bus ridership in the country during the first three months of the year.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 11:38:02 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Tim Lloyd & WBEZ 3847 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 IEPA in Metro East to clean up tire dumps http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/iepa-metro-east-clean-tire-dumps <p>A <a href="http://www.epa.state.il.us/land/tires/">yearly effort</a> by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to clean up discarded tires is underway in the Metro East.</p><p>Front loaders were hard at work at a city-owned lot in East St. Louis Wednesday afternoon dropping tires into tractor trailers. The contractors, which will haul away the old tires to be reused, are funded with a fee that customers pay on new tires.</p> Wed, 06 Apr 2011 21:58:32 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 890 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org IEPA in Metro East to clean up tire dumps