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September 6, 2013

Bus Rapid Transit Connector Public Meetings

The public is invited to attend four interactive open house style meetings September 10, September 11, September 12, and September 17 for the St. Louis Rapid Transit Connector Study. The St. Louis Rapid Transit Connector Study is an examination of bus-based rapid transit services to better connect people to jobs, schools and all the needs of daily life in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County. The project will analyze four possible corridors before narrowing it down to the two most likely to meet the study’s goals and successfully compete for federal funding. Metro and its study partners, East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWGCOG), St. Louis County, the City of St. Louis, and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), are optimistic that the projects identified by this study will attract funding to support implementation over the next few years.

Four Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) options have been identified: Halls-Ferry Riverview BRT, West Florissant-Natural Bridge BRT, Page Avenue BRT and I-64 Highway BRT. The project team will combine community feedback with technical analysis including ridership projections, expanded access to key destinations, travel time savings, and other performance measures. The public is invited to participate in an online survey on the project through September 21.

Tuesday, September 10
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Open house style public meeting with presentation at noon)
St. Louis City Hall, 2nd Floor
1200 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

On-street parking is available on adjacent streets and parking garages. A limited number of spaces are available in the City Hall parking lot for $2.00/hour on the east side of the building. Transit access is available via MetroLink’s Civic Center Station and by numerous MetroBus routes to Civic Center Transit Center.

Wednesday, September 11
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Open house style public meeting with presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
The Heights (City of Richmond Heights Community Center)
8001 Dale Avenue, Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Parking is available in the front of the building. Transit access is available via MetroLink’s Brentwood – I-64 Station and via MetroBus – #59 Dogtown.

Thursday, September 12
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Open house style public meeting with presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley Campus
Student Services Center, Multipurpose Room
3400 Pershall Road, Ferguson, MO 63135

Attendees may park in visitor or student lots. Transit access is available via MetroBus #36 Spanish Lake, #44 Hazelwood, #45 Ferguson-Florissant, #74 Florissant, #75 Lilac-Hanley.

Tuesday, September 17
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Open house style public meeting with presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
Chesterfield City Hall, Council Chambers
690 Chesterfield Pkwy W.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Transit access is available via the #258 Clayton-Chesterfield.

Individuals who require special accommodations to attend one of these meetings (e.g., qualified interpreter, large print, reader, hearing assistance) should notify Metro at (314) 982-1406 at least 48 hours in advance.

For information and updates on the St. Louis Rapid Transit Connector Study, visit www.movingtransitforward.org/stlrapidtransit. For transit information, visit www.metrostlouis.org or call Metro Customer Service at (314) 982-1406.

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