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July 17, 2014

Groundbreaking Next Week for New Metro Transit Center

The Bi-State Development Agency will hold a groundbreaking ceremony next week on a new Metro transit center in North St. Louis County. The transit center is located on Pershall Road between West Florissant Avenue and New Halls Ferry Road in Ferguson. The new transit center will provide faster transfers for MetroBus customers, more direct and timely commutes, an indoor waiting area with restrooms and feature a free Park-Ride lot. North St. Louis County is currently Metro’s fastest growing public transit market.  

When:  Tuesday, July 22 at 10 a.m. 

 Who: John Nations, President & CEO, Bi-State Development Agency

   Mokhtee Ahmad, Region 7 Administrator, Federal Transit Administration

David Dietzel, Chairman, Bi-State Development Agency Board of Commissioners

Charlie Dooley, St. Louis County Executive

James W. Knowles III, Ferguson Mayor

Ray Friem, Metro Chief Operating Officer for Transit Services

What: A news conference and groundbreaking ceremony for the new Metro North County Transit Center, expected to open in fall 2015. 

Where: Metro North County Transit Center

3140 Pershall Drive, Ferguson, MO 63136

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; 390 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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