When: Thursday, April 9 – 10:00 a.m. (Event will be held indoors at site in event of rain.)
What: Local leaders from the bi-state area will join with 140 transit agencies across the nation to celebrate Stand Up for Transportation Day. Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Stand Up for Transportation focuses on how long-term, federal support benefits the local transportation infrastructure and the local economy.
Standing in front of the approximately $5.5 million North County Transit Center now under construction in Ferguson, Missouri, representatives will discuss how federal funding makes this project and other transit-related capital projects around the region possible.
Who: Representatives from the Bi-State Development Agency, Missouri Department of Transportation, and other regional leaders
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, the Gateway and Arch Transportation System, and the Gateway Arch Parking Facility. The region’s new freight district authority also will be operated by BSDA.