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The National Catholic Educational Association is holdings its 2017 Convention & Expo at America’s Center this week, and Andrea is using MetroLink to get there.
To get to the convention, Andrea parked her car at the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Station and boarded a eastbound Blue Line train to the Convention Center MetroLink Station in downtown St. Louis. From there, it was a quick walk to America’s Center.
Andrea chose to ride the train and leave her car at the free Park-Ride lot because it’s cheaper.
“I’m taking the MetroLink because I don’t want to pay for parking down there,” she said.
In addition to being cost-effective, Andrea also said using MetroLink is stress-free since she doesn’t have to deal with traffic, and the train ride allows her to relax a bit.
In addition to riding MetroLink to conferences, Andrea relies on Metro to get her to other downtown destinations, and Cardinals and Blues games.