metro http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Old St. Louis buses to be replaced with help of $5M grant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/old-st-louis-buses-be-replaced-help-5m-grant <p>If you&#39;re a rider of public buses in St. Louis, you may see a newer vehicle pull up to your regular stop - in a couple of years.</p><p>Metro, which operates public transportation in the St. Louis region,&nbsp;has received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.</p><p>U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis, announced the grant via a press release Wednesday.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:03:31 +0000 Kelsey Proud 4136 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Old St. Louis buses to be replaced with help of $5M grant Traffic tips for your weekend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/traffic-tips-your-weekend <p>Got somewhere to be in St. Louis this weekend? Here are a few traffic notes from the Missouri Department of Transportation and Metro.</p><p>From MoDOT:</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:53:57 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3965 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Traffic tips for your weekend Morning headlines- Wednesday, June 13, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-june-13-2012 <p><strong>St. Louis County Council gives initial approves $46 million budget for Metro</strong></p><p>Last night the St. Louis County Council moved one step closer to approving two funding bills for the public transit agency, Metro -&nbsp; despite one councilman raising concerns about how the agency has spent tax dollars in the past.</p><p>Councilman Steve Stenger had threatened to withhold around $6 million- the amount Metro transit paid to a developer in 2010 for spaces in a Brentwood parking garage.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:07:31 +0000 Tim Lloyd & The Associated Press 3894 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines- Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Eads Bridge modernization project to begin soon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/eads-bridge-modernization-project-begin-soon <p>Rehabilitation of the 138-year-old Eads Bridge is moving forward after two years of delays and ballooning project costs.</p><p>The project was to begin in 2009 with $24 million in federal stimulus funding, but labor disputes between contractors and unions, and the project&rsquo;s pricetag, which inflated to $36 million, kept the bridgework from getting started.</p><p>John Nations, Metro&rsquo;s President and CEO says the bridge&rsquo;s age also made the bidding process difficult.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 20:51:44 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3763 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Eads Bridge modernization project to begin soon Metro raises fares http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/metro-raises-fares <p>Metro Transit&rsquo;s governing board voted Friday to increase the cost of passes and transfers starting in July.</p><p>According to Metro&rsquo;s Chief of Planning and System Development, Jessica Mefford-Miller:</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 21:51:41 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3738 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Metro raises fares Morning headlines - Friday, May 18, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-may-18-2012 <p><strong>Federal court sides with Quinn in pay dispute</strong></p><p>A federal appeals court has sided with Illinois governor Pat Quinn over canceled pay raises due to thousands of union workers.</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 12:58:49 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 3730 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Friday, May 18, 2012 Hearings this week on Metro fare hike http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hearings-week-metro-fare-hike <p>Residents can weigh in starting today on proposed fare increases for mass transit in St. Louis.&nbsp;The <a href="http://www.metrostlouis.org/Default.aspx">Metro transit agency </a>is considering three options for raising fares this year &ndash; one would increase only the costs of weekly, monthly and university semester passes; the second would raise the cost of all passes except day passes; and the third would spread the increase to all fares, including buses and Metrolink.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Raack 3490 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hearings this week on Metro fare hike Damaged cable causes MetroLink delays http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/damaged-cable-causes-metrolink-delays <p><strong>Updated 2:20 p.m.</strong></p><p>Metro <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/STLMetro/statuses/187256123341017088">tweeted</a> from their official account at 2:11 p.m. that &quot;Fiber optic cable has been restored and MetroLink and trains resuming normal service.&quot;</p><p><em>Original Story:</em></p><p>Commuters who use MetroLink, listen up: a damaged fiber optic cable will add to your travel time today.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 16:14:41 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3416 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Damaged cable causes MetroLink delays Metrolink rails due for some grinding work http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/metrolink-rails-due-some-grinding-work <p>A months-long project that will involve grinding Metrolink&rsquo;s entire system of rails begins&nbsp;Friday&nbsp;night.</p><p>It&rsquo;s the first time since the late 1990&rsquo;s that Metro has done the grinding on its light rail line. Metro spokeswoman Dianne Williams says it will make the track more smooth&nbsp;and improve riders&#39; experience.&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;It needs to be done periodically.&nbsp;It simply extends the life of the rail, and that&#39;s a big investment in the track,&quot; Williams said.</p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 18:51:08 +0000 Bill Raack & Alex King 3052 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Metrolink rails due for some grinding work Main runway reopens at St. Louis Downtown Airport http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/main-runway-reopens-st-louis-downtown-airport <p>Officials say the completion of improvements to the main runway at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia will help the facility expand its clientele and generate new business.&nbsp;</p><p>The six-month, $7.4 million project widened and lengthened the runway and improved the runway&rsquo;s lighting system. Airport director Bob McDaniel says they also strengthened the runway to support larger aircraft like the Boeing 757 and Airbus 320.</p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 22:16:30 +0000 Bill Raack 2523 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Main runway reopens at St. Louis Downtown Airport