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April 8, 2015

Federal Funding Means New $5.5 Million Transit Facility in Ferguson


When:    Thursday, April 9 – 10 a.m.
               (The event will be held inside the facility in the event of rain.)

What: Local leaders from the bi-state area will visit the site of the future North County Transit
Center in Ferguson, Missouri, to get an up-close look at the impact federal funding
has on local communities. The approximately $5.5 million facility is under
construction. While there, representatives will discuss how federal funding makes
this project and other capital projects around the region possible.

In this region, federal transportation funds impact the lives of citizens in ways few are aware of, such as:

  • Preserving the critical infrastructure on which we travel
  • Stimulating the local economy through temporary and permanent jobs
  • Providing improved access for people with disabilities
  • Creating outdoor environments for families to enjoy
  • Strengthening the region’s public transit system

Who:      Michael O’Mara, St. Louis County Councilman, District 4

                    Bill Schnell, Assistant District Engineer, MoDOT

                    John Nations, President and CEO, Bi-State Development Agency

                    And other elected officials and community leaders from local colleges
                    and universities, North County Incorporated, East-West Gateway
                    Council of Governments, Cortex, Citizens for Modern Transit,
                    Great Rivers Greenway, Trailnet and more.

Where:  Future North County Transit Center in Ferguson, Missouri


3140 Pershall Road (between West Florissant Avenue and New Halls Ferry Road)

About Bi-State Development Agency


The Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA) 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; 379 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 75 MetroBus routes; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. BSDA 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 and Gateway Arch Transportation System. The region’s new freight district also will be operated by BSDA.

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