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What is Metro Links2Life?

Links2Life is about YOU. Getting you to the places you need and want to go. It’s about linking you to important things like work, healthcare or education. It’s about linking you to the fun things around town like shopping, entertainment or the ball game. It’s about how Metro St. Louis is YOUR link to a more full life.

When you hop onto Metro, you’ll be connected to all the excitement that St. Louis has to offer. There is an incredible array of activities and events going on every day, and Metro wants to make sure you don’t miss any of the fun. Whether you need to be linked to the ball game, a museum or Forest Park, Metro is your easy and convenient link to it all. Look at the list below and get hopping.

Things To Do, All Summer Long – View our calendar of upcoming events– Metro will get you there!

Link Markets – An Easy and Inexpensive Way to Enjoy Good Food

Links 2 Health – Fast and Free Health Screenings


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Whether you need to be linked to the ball game, a museum or Forest Park, Metro is your easy and convenient link to it all. Plus, instead of dealing with the hassle of trying to find parking at your destination, park with Metro at our Park and Ride facilities for free parking and unrivaled convenience. Choose from one of our numerous locations here. Click on any of the routes listed below to start your journey to visit your favorite St Louis destinations!

September

  • Sept 1-3 – Japanese Festival (Missouri Botanical Garden) | Take MetroBus Routes #14, #8, #80
  • Sept 1-2 – Big Muddy Blues Festival (Laclede’s Landing) |  MetroLink
  • Sept 7-9 – Saint Louis Art Festival (Clayton Business District) |  MetroLink
  • Sept 14-15 – Great Forest Park Balloon Race (Forest Park) | Take MetroBus Route #3
  • Sept 14-16 – Taste of St. Louis (Chesterfield Amphitheater) | Take MetroBus Routes #91, #258
  • Sept 21 – Celebrate Metro’s Car Free Day
  • Sept 29-Oct 1 – Q in the Lou (Kiener Plaza.) | MetroLink

Things To Do, All Year Long

Explore the wonders of the Garden of Glass at the Missouri Botanical Gardens — Get there on the #8 Bates-Morganford
Catch a Cardinals game in person at Busch Stadium or watch at Ballpark Village — Take the #40 BroadwayStep back in time at the Old Courthouse — Hop on the #99 Downtown TrolleyCatch a show at Tivoli Theater — Get there on the #97 DelmarTake a free workout class every Thursday morning at Kiener Plaza every ThursdayEnjoy the St Louis Zoo Jungle Boogie Concert Series every Friday during starting May 25 and running until Aug 31Visit the Missouri Botanical Garden every Wednesday until July 25 and experience the Whitaker Music Festival until July 25Take a tour of one of the numerous breweries that St. Louis has to offer

Find your inner child at the City Museum and the Magic House

 


Metro | Link Market

In today’s fast-paced world, it isn’t always easy to stop for groceries or pick up a few ingredients on the way home for dinner. Now, Metro riders have a quick and convenient resource to fill up their pantry with fresh, healthy food.

The new Link Market food kiosks, located at the North Hanley and Wellston Transit Centers, offer transit riders the chance to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, bread, milk, meat and other healthy household staples at great prices.

The Link Market food kiosk pilot program is the result of a partnership with the Bi-State Development Research Institute, a non-profit enterprise of Bi-State Development, and the Missouri Foundation for Health, which is funding the 18-month pilot program.

The Link Market is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the North Hanley and Wellston Transit Centers. Cash, credit and EBT payments are accepted.

As part of the program, nutritionists at the University of Missouri Extension will provide education sessions at the Wellston and North Hanley Transit Centers to promote healthy eating. Visitors can enjoy cooking demonstrations, ask questions and learn more about the importance of proper nutrition and how to incorporate fruits and vegetables into their diets while on a budget.

Recipes from past demonstrations, include:


Links 2 Health – Fast and Free Health Screenings

Metro Transit | Links 2 HealthThe new Links 2 Health mobile health screening vehicle makes it easy – and free – for everyone to take the first step toward a long and healthy life.

The 18-month pilot program will provide adults 18 years of age and older with health screenings, such as blood pressure and diabetes testing, as well as other health assessments, all free of charge. No insurance, copay or payment is needed. Everyone who gets a screening will also be eligible for assistance in applying for health insurance, and will have follow-up primary care set up for them with transit-accessible healthcare providers.

The Bi-State Development Research Institute received a Rides to Wellness Demonstration and Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration of nearly $1 million dollars for the pilot program, in partnership with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health.

Stop by the Links 2 Health mobile screening vehicle at any of these transit locations:

Links 2 Health Mobile Health Screening Vehicle

  • Free basic health screenings
  • Set up follow-up care
  • Walk-up service available 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.