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March 8, 2016

MetroBus Begins Service to Wildwood Campus of St. Louis Community College on March 14

Metro transit is expanding the #57 Maplewood-Wildwood MetroBus route to begin serving the St. Louis Community College – Wildwood Campus starting on Monday, March 14.  Students, staff and faculty will be able to ride MetroBus to a new bus stop at the Wildwood campus, located near Route 109 and New College Avenue.

The #57 Maplewood-Wildwood route will serve St. Louis Community College – Wildwood Campus Monday through Friday, with the first trip arriving at 6:28 a.m. and the last trip departing at 10:51 p.m. Service will operate every 30 minutes during rush hour and operate hourly during the mid-day and evening. The bus stop will be located on the west side of Route 109, north of New College Avenue.

“Getting to work and to school are the two top reasons people choose Metro transit,” said Ray Friem, Executive Director of Metro Transit. “By expanding our service, St. Louis Community College’s Wildwood Campus becomes an even more attractive option for students throughout the bi-state area, and students already attending the Wildwood campus will have an easier time connecting to classes and opportunities at other schools in the region.”

“We welcome the expansion as it will make our campus more accessible to students, faculty and the community,” said Patrick Vaughn, Vice-President of St. Louis Community College – Wildwood Campus. “We appreciate the support provided by our community partners to make this request a reality.”

The expansion of the #57 Maplewood-Wildwood route is part of the upcoming March 14 quarterly Metro service change, which will impact the operations of nearly 50 MetroBus routes in the St. Louis metropolitan region, including the introduction of nine new MetroBus routes and discontinuation of service on eight MetroBus routes. For more information about the new service to St. Louis Community College – Wildwood Campus or the March 14 service change, visit metrostlouis.org or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345, Monday-Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

About Metro

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 76 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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