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March 5, 2013

Construction Project Completed Near UMSL South MetroLink Station

Patti Beck
External Communications Manager

Represents a $10 Million Investment in the Economy

WHAT: Major light rail project completed near UMSL South MetroLink Station

WHEN: Friday, March 8, 2012 9:15 a.m.

WHERE: UMSL South MetroLink Station, 7798 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63121

WHO: John Nations, Metro President & CEO
Mokhtee Ahmad, U.S. DOT, Federal Transit Administration, Regional Administrator for Region 7

SIGNIFICANCE: A nearly $10 million light rail interlocking project near the UMSL South MetroLink Station is complete. The new interlocking system provides improved operational flexibility, and allows Metro to more effectively maintain the rail system while minimizing system delays.

The project, which took slightly more than a year to complete, was built using approximately $8.5 million dollars in federal economic stimulus funds, $1.1 million in other federal funding and $289,000 in local financing. The project is part of improving our regional infrastructure and building a better transit system for the citizens of the metropolitan St. Louis area.

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