Metro will hold a public information meeting about the expanded Civic Center Transit Center on Wednesday, July 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the St. Louis City Hall Rotunda at 1200 Market Street in downtown St. Louis. This will be an informal, open-house style meeting, so anyone can stop by for a few minutes to learn more about the redesigned Civic Center Transit Center, which goes into service on Monday, August 14, and get updated timetables and information about MetroBus routes that are being adjusted for the August 14 Service Change.
Serving downtown St. Louis at 14th and Spruce Streets, the Civic Center Transit Center is one of Metro’s busiest transit hubs. To provide passengers with a better transit experience, it was expanded to accommodate more buses and enhanced to include new passenger amenities – including public restrooms, an indoor climate-controlled waiting area, and digital arrival-time boards.
The public will also have an opportunity to visit the newly-redesigned transit center before MetroBus goes back into service there on August 14. Metro is hosting a Public Open House at the Civic Center Transit Center on Friday, August 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., which will include food trucks, live music, an art bus painting, and visits from Fredbird and Louie. To make it easier to get there, Metro will offer a Ride Free Transit Zone for those who board MetroLink between the Union Station and Laclede’s Landing Station in downtown St. Louis from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The #99 Downtown Trolley will also be free between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; approximately 400 vehicle MetroBus fleet that operates on 80 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport, the Bi-State Development Research Institute, the Gateway Arch Riverboats, and operates the Gateway Arch Trams and Revenue Collections Center. BSD also operates the St. Louis Regional Freightway.