Dianne WIlliams http://news.stlpublicradio.org en More riders take the Metro http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/more-riders-take-metro <p>Warmer weather, a sunnier economy, and higher gas prices are driving more riders to public transportation in St. Louis.&nbsp;Overall Metro ridership was up 8 percent in the last half of 2011 compared to the previous year.&nbsp;</p><p>Dianne Williams is Metro&#39;s director of communications.</p><p>&quot;Twenty-three million times someone stepped on a metro bus, a metro train, or a metro caller ride. That&#39;s up about 2 million boardings from the same period last year,&quot; Williams said.</p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 22:44:46 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3149 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org More riders take the Metro