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October 22, 2015

Metro Senior Sign-Up Events Start October 27

Metro is hosting special reduced fare registration events for older adults at eight area Schnucks stores in October and November. A Senior Reduced Fare Permit allows Missouri adults age 65 and older to qualify for half price tickets on the Metro transit system.

Eligible senior citizens can sign up for the Senior Reduced Fare Permit or renew their expired permits on the following dates and times at these Schnucks locations:

  • October 27, 9 a.m. to Noon: Schnucks – Lindell, 4171 Lindell Boulevard, 63108
  • October 29, 9 a.m. to Noon: Schnucks – Arsenal, 5055 Arsenal, 63139
  • November 3, 9 a.m. to Noon: Schnucks – Crestwood, 9540 Watson Road, 63126
  • November 5, 9 a.m. to Noon: Schnucks – Grandview, 74 Grandview Plaza, 63033
  • November 10, 9 a.m. to Noon: Schnucks – Brentwood, 8800 Manchester, 63144
  • November 12, 9 a.m. to Noon: Schnucks – Loughborough Avenue, 1020 Loughborough Avenue, 63111
  • November 17, 9 a.m. to Noon: Schnucks – Concord Village, 5434 Southfield Center, 63123
  • November 19, 9 a.m. to Noon: Schnucks – Sierra Vista, 1589 Sierra Vista Plaza, 63138

These registration events are a convenient way for seniors to sign up for the permits or renew their old permits so they can save money when taking public transit in St. Louis. The Senior Reduced Fare Permit can only be obtained in person, and older adults are required to present a government-issued photo identification card that verifies their age, such as a driver’s license, passport, state ID card or Alien Registration Card. Metro will take a photo and permits will be issued on site. The permits are valid for five years.

Senior Reduced Fare Permits also can be obtained at the MetroStore, located at 701 Convention Plaza (at the corner of 7th Street and Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis), Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The store is served by the Convention Center MetroLink Station and the #99 Downtown Trolley. More information about fares and Reduced Fare Permits is available at metrostlouis.org.

Representatives of senior organizations or independent living retirement communities may call 314-982-1455 to request a sign-up event at their facilities.

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Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 391 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 77 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park; the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center and Gateway Arch trams. BSD also operates the Bi-State Development Research Institute and the Regional Freight District.

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