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Metro Fires Companies Overseeing Metrolink Extension

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By Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – Metro has fired the four companies that were in charge of extending Metrolink from Forest Park to South County.

Metro President Larry Salci said in a statement this morning that the project was in risk of being over-budget and late if Metro stuck with the four companies.

But Salci also says he thinks the extension can open in 20-06, as planned.

Contractors have previously said Metro didn't give them all the necessary information and support to perform their work.

Officials are expected to discuss the next step at a news conference this morning (Wed.).

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