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Metro Seeks Public Input on Rate Increase

(KWMU file photo)

By Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – People are letting Metro know what they think of proposed rate increases.

The agency wants to raise the cost of riding a bus or Metrolink from a $1.25 to $1.50 to help balance its budget.

Officials were at the Belleville, Ill. Metrolink Station this morning (Monday) and will be there again this this afternoon from 4:00-7:30 to get thoughts from rush-hour commuters.

Other meetings are planned for Tuesday, Wednesday, and next week.

People who can't attend a meeting can also email their thoughts to Metro, by emailing 2004fareincrease@metrostlouis.org.

Public Meetings Schedule:

Monday, Mar. 15
Belleville Metrolink Station
6:00 - 9:00 a.m.
4:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 16
East St. Louis City Hall
301 River Park Drive
4:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 17
St. Louis City Hall
1200 Market Street
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 17
Salvation Army
2740 Arsenal
2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Mar. 22
Mathew Dickey's Boys & Girls Club
4444 Union
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 23
Ballas Transfer Center
790 S. New Ballas Road (Town & Country)
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 24
Metro Offices
707 N. 1st Street
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.


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