The city of St. Louis and St. Louis County have plans for nearly $1.1 billion worth of transportation projects if a statewide sales tax increase passes this August.
St. Louis and St. Louis County officials revealed their wish list of projects that would be funded with the .75 percent sales tax increase. If the transportation tax passes in August, St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson and Franklin counties and the city of St. Louis, are expected receive about $1.49 billion over a 10-year period from the state’s transportation commission.
Sweet potatoes planted by St. Louis teens now have their own plot in the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Young members of an effort called the Sweet Potato Project planted seedlings on Saturday, joined by Garden leaders and other supporters. The project teaches teens from north St. Louis how to grow sweet potatoes sustainably, mainly in vacant lots, and then how to brand and sell sweet potato products.
The Normandy School District is undergoing a series of changes that have broad implications for education throughout the St. Louis region.
Thursday on St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh led a wide-ranging discussion about what those changes mean for the future of education in St. Louis. The conversation began with St. Louis Public Radio education reporters Dale Singer and Tim Lloyd.
Starting this summer, it will cost more money to ride some of Metro’s public transportation services.
Metro’s Board of Commissioners on Friday approved transit fare increases that will go into effect on July 1. It comes after the agency solicited public feedback on how to raise fares for bus and train services.
Here’s what the fare increase will mean for riders:
The U.S. Senate passed the first legislation authorizing infrastructure upgrades on the nation’s waterways since 2007, including improvements to locks and dams along the Mississippi River.
The Water Resources Reform and Development Act passed 91-7 Thursday, sending the bill to the president. The House passed the measure Tuesday on a 412-4 vote.
The 34 projects authorized by the omnibus legislation will cost an estimated $12.3 billion. Missouri's and Illinois’ senators all voted for the bill. It includes several projects that directly affect this area.
With pearly-white hangar floors and a private lounge stocked with comfy furniture, it's not too hard to believe that Jet Linx spent more than $1 million refurbishing its Lambert-St. Louis Airport terminal.
The Omaha-based private jet company spent the last few months sprucing up the former home of the Missouri National Guard. The terminal's stylishness is part of the company's appeal. Even the bathrooms have an elegant touch.
But Jim Mauze, president and base partner of Jet Linx St. Louis, said his company is attracting attention for more than just coziness.
The courtroom battle between ride-sharing app Lyft and the taxi commission came to a close Wednesday. After four days of testimony. Both sides have called their last witnesses. The taxi commission is seeking a preliminary injunction in St. Louis Circuit Court to prevent Lyft from doing business.
Lyft's strategy during the trial was essentially tit for tat. For every expert the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission called, Lyft had one to match -- and more.