Maintenance, Upgrades, Improvements and Expansions
When most people think of Metro, they immediately think "buses, trains, and vans." Metro's operations include MetroLink, MetroBus and Call-A-Ride; but also capital projects. “Capital” projects are projects that add to the infrastructure of the system – think bus transfer centers, railroad ties, bridges, and buildings. Major repairs, too, like replacing parts of the MetroLink track or the overhead catenary power system, come out of our capital budget, much of which is funded by grants from the federal government. These projects help preserve the region’s investments by keeping the system running, enhancing it for our current customers, and expanding to new areas.
Metro's Engineering and Maintenance of Way Departments are charged with maintaining the infrastructure of Metro, improving the system, and building any system expansions. This includes, among other things:
Maintaining and replacing MetroLink catenary wires, switches, and track systems (railroad ties, grading, etc.);
- Building and maintaining bus transfer centers and park and ride lots;
Updating bus stops to improve accessibility;
Improving stations to enhance the passenger experience and increase safety and efficiency;
Maintaining and improving Metro facilities, including the St. Louis Downtown Airport and the Arch Parking Garage;
Oversight on National Park Service projects on the Arch grounds;
Past and Future MetroLink extensions.
Get more information about past Metro projects.
Ongoing Metro Projects:
Metro promotes equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment and contract participation by disadvantaged business enterprises. For information about upcoming opportunities or submitting bids on current projects, please visit Metro's procurement department.