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April 16, 2014

Public Artwork to be Dedicated Tomorrow at UMSL South MetroLink Station

A public artwork, that is 15 feet high and 24 feet long, will be dedicated at the UMSL South MetroLink Station tomorrow morning. The sculpture is a metal, ceramic and fiberglass log and tree that incorporates a variety of objects including a horse, house, flowers and butterflies. 

     When: Thursday, April 17, 10 a.m. 

     Who: John Nations, President & CEO, Bi-State Development Agency/Metro
               Tom George, Chancellor, University of Missouri St. Louis
               Mokhtee Ahmad, Federal Transit Administration, Region 7 Administrator 
               David Dietzel, Chairman, Bi-State Development Agency’s Board of Commissioners
               Charlie Dooley, St. Louis County Executive 
                Patrick Green, Mayor, City of Normandy
                Wayne Goode, Member, University of Missouri System Board of Curators and the University Square Community Development Corporation 
                 Catharine Magel, St. Louis Artist

        What: Dedication of original artwork at the UMSL South MetroLink Station

       Where: UMSL South MetroLink Station

                    UMSL’s South Campus, East Drive (south of Natural Bridge Road)

                     7798 Natural Bridge Road, Normandy, MO  63121

The Bi-State Development Agency/Metro (BSDA/Metro) is the operator of the Metro public transportation system for the St. Louis region, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 372 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 75 MetroBus routes; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. BSDA/Metro also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park, and the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center, the Gateway Arch Transportation System, and the Gateway Arch Parking Facility.

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