East-West Gateway http://news.stlpublicradio.org en What Should Transportation In St. Louis Look Like In 30 Years? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-should-transportation-st-louis-look-30-years <p>From horses, trolleys, trains and steamboats to bikes, cars, buses and planes, the ways St. Louisans get from place to place have undergone a lot of changes over the years. In years to come, even more transportation changes are inevitable.</p><p>As the administrator of federal transportation dollars, the <a href="http://www.ewgateway.org/">East-West Gateway Council of Governments</a> plays a big part in deciding what those changes will look like.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 23:23:36 +0000 Camille Phillips 37287 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What Should Transportation In St. Louis Look Like In 30 Years? 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 East-West Gateway Hosts Meetings On Economic Development At MetroLink Stations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/east-west-gateway-hosts-meetings-economic-development-metrolink-stations <p>For years, there’s been interest in trying to develop more housing, business and recreation around MetrLink stations in the St. Louis area.</p><p>Tuesday evening the East-West Gateway Council of Governments will begin hosting a series of community meetings to gather feedback on one such effort.&nbsp;</p><p>Paul Hubbman of East West Gateway Council of Government is project manager for the study.</p><p>He says one of their goals is to understand why business development around MetroLink stations has been slow to materialize.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 23:01:21 +0000 Tim Lloyd 7233 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org East-West Gateway Hosts Meetings On Economic Development At MetroLink Stations East-West Gateway Signs Off On Poplar Street Bridge Upgrades http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/east-west-gateway-signs-poplar-street-bridge-upgrades <p>The East-West Gateway Council of Governments has signed off on a set of upgrades to the Poplar Street Bridge.</p><p>The improvements include a two-lane ramp from northbound I-55 and the addition of a fifth eastbound lane to the bridge.</p><p>Jim Wild is the Assistant Executive Director at East-West. He says the way the bridge is currently constructed leads to daily traffic backups.</p><p>"As you go eastbound on I-64, we drop from 3 lanes down to two lanes, and then it increases to 4 lanes over the bridge and that creates a choke point," Wild said.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:13:37 +0000 Adam Allington 4715 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org East-West Gateway Signs Off On Poplar Street Bridge Upgrades East-West Gateway hosts open houses on development plan for MetroLink stations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/east-west-gateway-hosts-open-houses-development-plan-metrolink-stations <p>The East-West Gateway Council of Governments held the first of four public forums tonight for its new study on development at MetroLink stations.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The project will create a toolkit local stakeholders can use to create sustainable communities around MetroLink stations and encourage business development.</p><p>Mary Grace Lewandowski is an assistant project manager for the study and said the agency will use a number of criteria to identify five stations with especially high development potential.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 01:40:59 +0000 Tim Lloyd 4127 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org East-West Gateway hosts open houses on development plan for MetroLink stations East-West Gateway says transportation plan will meet EPA standards http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/east-west-gateway-says-transportation-plan-will-meet-epa-standards <p>Last night the <a href="http://www.ewgateway.org/">East-West Gateway Council of Governments</a> wrapped up a series of open houses for Missouri residents who have questions about the agency&rsquo;s $2 billion transportation plan.</p><p>Earlier this month the organization that oversees regional ground transportation projects released its <a href="http://www.ewgateway.org/pdffiles/Library/trans/tip/FY2013-2016/FY2013-2016TIP-Draft.pdf">funding report</a> for the next three fiscal years.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 04:40:05 +0000 Tim Lloyd 3956 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org East-West Gateway says transportation plan will meet EPA standards St. Louis region is ready to respond if disaster strikes, but funding cuts have some concerned http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-region-ready-respond-if-disaster-strikes-funding-cuts-have-some-concerned <p>The federal government has provided millions of dollars to state and local governments to get them prepared to respond to the next 9/11.</p><p>In St. Louis and other regions across the country, the funds allowed fire departments to purchase equipment for all types of rescues and train their people to use the equipment. The requirements of the federal grants forced agencies to work together.</p><p>But federal funding dropped by more than 50 percent between fiscal years 2010 and 2011, and no one is sure how much money will be available for fiscal year 2012. And that&rsquo;s raising some concerns about the sustainability of the region&rsquo;s plan to respond to a mass disaster.</p><p> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 11:35:12 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2008 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis region is ready to respond if disaster strikes, but funding cuts have some concerned TIF report finds little regional benefit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tif-report-finds-little-regional-benefit <p>Are public incentives likes <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_increment_financing">TIFs </a>and <a href="http://www.modot.mo.gov/partnershipdevelopment/documents/TDDInfo.pdf">TDDs </a>worth it? An <a href="http://www.ewgateway.org/pdffiles/library/dirr/TIFFinalRpt.pdf">updated report</a> by the <a href="http://www.ewgateway.org/default.htm">East-West Gateway Council of Governments</a> says probably not.</p> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 22:50:49 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 403 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org TIF report finds little regional benefit