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Metro
2:46 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

Metro commissioners approve budget for FY 2012

(St. Louis Public Radio)

The Metro Board of Commissioners announced today that they have passed their operating budget for fiscal year 2012, which begins July 1.

Metro's operating costs will be significantly impacted by higher fuel costs and the "volatility" of metal prices for parts and supplies Metro said in a release.

So, will fares go up? Metro said no:

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Grand Blvd bridge
5:18 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

Gearing up for Grand closure

The Grand Blvd bridge will close for 15 months so crews can rebuild the 52-year-old structure. The MetroLink station will also be redone.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Improved traffic flow and safer conditions for pedestrians who use the Grand Blvd. bridge are two of the benefits of the 15-month closure that will start at 5am on Monday, March 14th.

The 52-year-old crossing is structurally deficient, and in danger of being closed permanently, says the city's chief engineer, Rich Bradley.

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