Ray Friem of Metro has a simple message to riders of its Grand Line: “The big buses have arrived.”
Metro showed off its refurbished, 60-foot, articulated buses on Friday. The buses represent the transit service’s response to overcrowding on the #70 Grand Line. Metro’s busiest route is often so crowded that riders have to stand – or can't even get on.
Mo. Governor Jay Nixon is wrapping up his action on bills passed this year by state lawmakers. He is expected today to approve the few remaining bills. The deadline to sign or veto legislation is tomorrow.
Among legislation awaiting action from the governor, is a bill that reduces the disparity in prison sentences between people convicted of crack and powder cocaine crimes.
St. Louis city officials say the new viaduct that will carry Grand Blvd. over the railroad tracks in Midtown won't open to limited travel until the middle of June.
Crews had been hoping to open one lane of traffic in each direction by mid-May, says city Board of Public Service president Rich Bradley. But construction crews encountered poor soil conditions and a water line when they began digging.
"You dig in the ground in the Mill Creek Valley there, you can find just about anything," Bradley said.