transportation http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Commentary: Benefits Of Transportation Sales Tax Increase Are Worth The Cost http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-benefits-transportation-sales-tax-increase-are-worth-cost <p>I want to speak to city voters and to our friends. The rest of you should take this opportunity to check the Cardinals score.</p><p>The city of St. Louis has big plans over the next 10 years. I am talking about the kind of transportation system that befits a great city.</p><p></p><p>We want to create a major streetcar line centered downtown with a North-South and an East-West route.</p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:00:13 +0000 Francis Slay 37347 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Benefits Of Transportation Sales Tax Increase Are Worth The Cost 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? Missouri Senate Scales Back Transportation Sales Tax Proposal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-scales-back-transportation-sales-tax-proposal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment to create a temporary sales tax to fund transportation needs around the state, but not before scaling it back.</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:16:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35714 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate Scales Back Transportation Sales Tax Proposal Missouri House Perfects 1-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Proposal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-perfects-1-cent-transportation-sales-tax-proposal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A proposed constitutional amendment to let voters decide if they want to create a temporary 1-cent transportation sales tax has received first-round approval in the Missouri House.</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:06:40 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35135 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Perfects 1-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Proposal Missouri House Weighs Role Of Bike Travel In Transportation Spending http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-weighs-role-bike-travel-transportation-spending <p>Missouri lawmakers are weighing what role bicycles should play in the future of transportation spending.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:53:12 +0000 Joseph Leahy 35050 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Weighs Role Of Bike Travel In Transportation Spending Uber-Like Car Service Looking To Make Entry Into St. Louis Market http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/uber-car-service-looking-make-entry-st-louis-market <p><strong>UPDATE: Feb 25, 11 a.m.</strong></p><p>The Metropolitan Taxicab Commission approved Carmel's application for the dispatch license. Seven members of the commission voted in favor of the license and one abstained.</p><p><strong>ORIGINAL STORY:</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A car service that dispatches its vehicles using a smartphone app could start operating in St. Louis as soon as this week.</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:41:27 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 33960 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Uber-Like Car Service Looking To Make Entry Into St. Louis Market Biden: Federal Stimulus Has Brought Jobs, Infrastructure To 'Heart Of America' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/biden-federal-stimulus-has-brought-jobs-infrastructure-heart-america <p>Vice President Joe Biden declared here Wednesday that the best cure for the nation's economic ills was to step up the transportation and construction spending that made America great.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:57:31 +0000 Jo Mannies 33839 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Biden: Federal Stimulus Has Brought Jobs, Infrastructure To 'Heart Of America' St. Louis County Complete Streets Bill Remains In Limbo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-complete-streets-bill-remains-limbo <p>The "Complete Streets" legislation under consideration on the St. Louis County Council still faces plenty of roadblocks to final passage. One of the sponsors, Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, held up the bill again last week, which he’s done since late November, and announced he wants to rewrite parts of it.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dolan also said that he’s going to meet with groups affected by the bill and come back to the matter early next year. </span></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:02:28 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32526 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Complete Streets Bill Remains In Limbo Report: Cities Should Make Public Transit, Biking A Priority http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-cities-should-make-public-transit-biking-priority <p>A new report suggests that Americans in urban areas are driving less.</p><p>The analysis of the 100 largest urban areas in the country by the <a href="http://uspirg.org/home">U.S. Public Interest Research Group</a> found that since 2000, fewer commuters are using cars to get to work. And in most cities, the use of public transportation has gone up (since 2005), and more people are biking to work or working from home (since 2000).</p><p>But, in St. Louis, the trend is less clear. Fewer workers are relying on cars, but the use of public transportation has also decreased.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:10:09 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 31954 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: Cities Should Make Public Transit, Biking A Priority From Bike Trails To Property Values, Residents Raise Concerns About ‘South County Connector’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bike-trails-property-values-residents-raise-concerns-about-south-county-connector <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During a public meeting Monday night, several residents raised concerns about a proposed highway project that would stretch through parts of St. Louis City and County.</span></p><p>Called the South County Connector, the unfunded highway project has a more than $100 million price tag and would run from Hanley Road at Deer Creek&nbsp;Plaza to River Des Peres Boulevard. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 03:41:43 +0000 Tim Lloyd 28065 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org From Bike Trails To Property Values, Residents Raise Concerns About ‘South County Connector’