Starting this Monday morning Metro Transit is changing the way it handles ticket validation for MetroLink trains.
Here are three big things riders need to know about the new system.
First, vending machines won’t automatically print the expiration time on tickets or passes; you’ll have to do that separately.
Which leads to number two, the new system will make it much easier to buy tickets in advance and not use them right away.
And Third, Metro Spokesperson Diane Williams says you really don’t want to forget to validate your ticket.
For years, there’s been interest in trying to develop more housing, business and recreation around MetrLink stations in the St. Louis area.
Tuesday evening the East-West Gateway Council of Governments will begin hosting a series of community meetings to gather feedback on one such effort.
Paul Hubbman of East West Gateway Council of Government is project manager for the study.
He says one of their goals is to understand why business development around MetroLink stations has been slow to materialize.
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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