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Section 106 Public Outreach 

Bi-State Development, which operates Metro Transit, has an ongoing mission to Improve the quality of life in the St. Louis region by delivering excellent public services and dynamic regional solutions. In order to accomplish this goal, BSD continually improves and maintains the Metro Transit bus and rail systems for the safety and comfort of our customers and team members and to protect the investment made by regional taxpayers.

Bi-State Development, in coordination with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), is planning to implement the projects listed below. The FTA Region VII office is considering providing grant assistance with federal funds for these projects. In accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1996, as amended (16 U.S.C. 470f) and its implementing regulation, 36 CFR Part 800, the FTA is initiating consultation with the Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (Missouri SHPO) and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (Illinois SHPO), interested parties and the public for these projects. For more information on the Section 106 Consultation Process, please see the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) document: “A Citizen’s Guide to Section 106”. 

Bi-State Development is soliciting public comment on any impacts the proposed projects listed below may have on surrounding historic, cultural or archeological sites. 

Please submit your comments or feedback by email to [email protected] or to Tim Nittler, Senior Director of Capital Projects, at 314.982.1306. 


Current Projects Open for Public Comment

 

Vacant Parcel Property Purchase and Rail Connector

Project Description

The project consists of purchasing vacant property between the Ewing MetroLink Maintenance facility at 700 S. Ewing Ave. and the Terminal Railroad Association tracks. The project also includes constructing a rail line connector from the MetroLink tracks to the Terminal Railroad Association tracks in order to receive and ship light rail vehicles, as well as other materials and equipment, via rail. It includes the installation of new tracks, switches and equipment. Soil will be excavated to a depth 18″ to 2′ for the installation of sub-ballast and ballast materials.

Date Posted: February 29, 2024

Comment Period Ends: March 30, 2024


Illinois Bus Facility Training Lot Lighting

Project Description

This project replaces existing pole-mounted fixtures with new LED fixtures at the Illinois Bus Facility training parking lot. No new light poles will be added. The LED fixtures will be installed to save energy and maintenance costs. The LED fixtures will be installed at a wattage that will not significantly increase the illumination levels in the parking area or surrounding areas. Light from the LEDs are more directional than halogen lighting and will focus more of the light on the parking area than omnidirectional halogen lighting.

Date Posted: February 29, 2024

Comment Period Ends: March 30, 2024


MetroLink Irrigation Systems – Missouri

Project Description

This project replaces irrigation systems in landscaped areas all along the MetroLink alignment and at MetroLink stations in Missouri. The project consists of installing new irrigation lines in the same location or direct vicinity of existing lines, and installing a new smart water feature to control and monitor water usage. The soil disturbance will vary from 8 to 12 inches deep where the irrigation lines will be installed. The locations of the lines will be relatively in the same locations as the previous lines. All areas have been previously disturbed, and there is reason to expect chemicals to be encountered during soil disturbance activities.

Date Posted: February 29, 2024

Comment Period Ends: March 30, 2024


MetroLink System Sinkhole Repairs – Missouri

Project Description

The project is focused on several areas where small sinkholes have appeared along the MetroLink alignment in Missouri. The project locations include

  • North Hanley MetroLink Station – 4300 N. Hanley Rd, St, Louis MO
  • MetroLink alignment at Forest Park Parkway and Big Bend Blvd – 7000 Forest Park Parkway, St. Louis, MO
  • MetroLink alignment at Forest Park Parkway and Skinker Blvd – 260 N. Skinker, St. Louis, MO

The project will determine the cause of the sinkholes through means including localized excavation. Once the cause is determined, the sinkholes will be filled and the causes of the erosion will be subsequently corrected.

Date Posted: February 29, 2024

Comment Period Ends: March 30, 2024


MetroLink System Sinkhole Repairs – Fairview Heights

Project Description

The project involves the investigation of several small sinkholes that have opened up along the side of the detention basin at the Fairview Heights MetroLink Station. The work will consist of excavating the area in the vicinity of the sinkholes to determine the cause and extent of the soil erosion. Once the cause of the sinkholes is determined, the appropriate course of action will be taken to correct the issue. The excavated areas will then be properly backed, and the site returned to the original conditions.

Date Posted: February 29, 2024

Comment Period Ends: March 30, 2024


Memorial MetroLink Station Employee Restroom

Project Description

This project consists of building a permanent restroom facility for Bi-State Development and Metro Transit employees at the Memorial Hospital MetroLink Station. The building will be located on Bi-State Development property in the vicinity of the existing communications building. The restroom facility will include two bathroom areas, a utility storage area, and will include electric service, running water and sewer. 

Date Posted: February 29, 2024

Comment Period Ends: March 30, 2024


Bus Stop Upgrades: East St. Louis and Cahokia, Ill.

Project Description

This project consists of making improvements to seven bus stops in Illinois, including adding concrete pads, shelters and sidewalk improvements in each area, and considering new stop locations to better serve customers. The bus stop locations identified for improvements are:

1975 State Street, East St. Louis, Ill.

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5700 State Street, East St. Louis, Ill. 

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603 North 59th Street, East St. Louis, Ill. 

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5901 State Street, East St. Louis, Ill. 

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7800 State Street, East St. Louis, Ill. 

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300 Mississippi Avenue, Cahokia, Ill. 

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1718 Wilford Avenue, East St. Louis, Ill. 

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Date Posted: March 6, 2024

Comment Period Ends: April 5, 2024

 

Please submit your comments or feedback about any of these projects to [email protected] or to Tim Nittler, Senior Director of Capital Projects, at 314.982.1306. 

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