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10:11 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Metro Settles Privacy Lawsuit

Credit Metro Transit - St. Louis

A class-action lawsuit alleging privacy violations by the St. Louis transit agency Metro has been settled. The winners get free rides on the MetroLink light rail system.
 
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Metro last month agreed to settle the suit claiming the agency violated federal law when its ticket vending machines printed receipts showing the last four digits of credit or debit cards, plus the expiration dates, from Jan. 21, 2010, to Aug. 16, 2011.
 

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Transportation
2:23 pm
Sun March 10, 2013

Several MetroBus Routes To See Small Changes On Monday

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If you’re hopping on a bus Monday morning you might notice some small changes in your route.

Updates to more than 20 MetroBus routes are going into place on Monday morning.

Metro Spokeswoman Dianne Williams says the alterations are meant to improve services for riders and help buses stay on-time.  

“Metro consistently monitors traffic patterns, new businesses coming, old businesses leaving, and all of that impacts how we plan services for this community,” Williams says

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Metro Transit
2:06 pm
Sun October 7, 2012

Metro Track Work Continues This Week

St. Louis Public Radio Staff St. Louis Public Radio

Some MetroLink riders can expect delays this week as upgrades are made to parts of the track in both Missouri and Illinois.

The track work  starts tonight and will continue all week. 

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Metro Transit
6:17 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Metro Starts Rolling Out New Fare Boxes Today

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Some Metro Transit riders saw new fare boxes as they boarded buses today.

The agency is testing the new fare boxes, which look a little like vending machines, on 40 of its buses.

The new fare boxes don’t allow customers to drop all of their money into the machines at the same time, and Metro Transit spokeswoman Dianne Williams said that change has been the source of most early complaints.

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Grand Ave. Bridge
1:25 pm
Sat August 25, 2012

Officials celebrate opening of refurbished Grand Ave. Bridge

Officials prepare to cut the ribbon on the refurbished Grand Ave. Bridge.
Tim Lloyd St. Louis Public Radio

Members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra serenaded officials and more than 40 onlookers as the ribbon was cut on the refurbished Grand Ave. Bridge.

Dignitaries said the bridge will be a critical link in the heart of the city, connecting cultural institutions at Grand Center with St. Louis University and Harris Stowe State University.   

Alderwoman Marlene Davis expects the $22 million bridge project and the adjoining $7 million Metro Scott Ave. Transit Project to yield an economic boost.

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Metro Transit
2:04 pm
Sun August 19, 2012

Metro reopens stops at the Grand Ave. Bridge

Metro will reopen its bus and MetroLink stops at the Grand Ave. Bridge tomorrow morning.

While crews were renovating the Grand Ave. Bridge, Metro was sprucing up its bus and train stops.

Upgrades include new seating at the bus stop along with redone elevators and stairs to the MetroLink station below the bridge.

Metro spokeswoman Patti Beck said the stop is a key part of Metro’s busiest route.

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Public Transportation
1:03 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Old St. Louis buses to be replaced with help of $5M grant

If you'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.

Metro, which operates public transportation in the St. Louis region, has received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis, announced the grant via a press release Wednesday.

Morning round-up
9:23 am
Sun July 15, 2012

Morning headlines: Sunday, July 15, 2012

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Some Missourians could soon have their criminal records expunged

Missourians could be able to get some criminal misdeeds expunged from their records.

Under newly approved state legislation, people could ask the courts to erase their criminal history after 10 years for a misdemeanor and after 20 years for a felony.

Those seeking to have criminal records expunged would need to have completed their prison terms, probation and parole. They also would need to have paid restitution and not have committed another crime.

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Weekend travel
7:53 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Traffic tips for your weekend

Traffic on I-70 in downtown St. Louis.
File photo

Got somewhere to be in St. Louis this weekend? Here are a few traffic notes from the Missouri Department of Transportation and Metro.

From MoDOT:

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Morning Round-up
7:07 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Morning headlines- Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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St. Louis County Council gives initial approves $46 million budget for Metro

Last night the St. Louis County Council moved one step closer to approving two funding bills for the public transit agency, Metro -  despite one councilman raising concerns about how the agency has spent tax dollars in the past.

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.

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