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March 30, 2012

Metro Hosts Public Meetings on Upcoming Fare Increase

Dianne Williams
Director of Communications
314-982-1440

Metro is hosting four public meetings in April where the general public is invited to learn more about a fare increase for the Metro Transit system and provide their feedback on different proposals. In response to increasing demand for public transit and rising operating costs, Metro is evaluating different options that would raise transit fares to help financially support the existing system and continue Metro’s plans for service enhancement.

Periodic fare increases were included as an integral component of the region’s Moving Transit Forward long-range transit plan. The plan calls for raising fares by a small percentage every two years to address the transit system’s growing capital and operating needs while avoiding sudden dramatic fare increases.

Public Meeting Schedule

Monday, April 16, 2012
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
East St. Louis City Hall
Rotunda (1st Floor)
301 River Park Drive
East St. Louis, Illinois 62201

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
St. Louis City Hall
Rotunda (1st Floor)
1200 Market Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
St. Louis County Government Center
Second Floor
41 South Central
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Thursday, April 19, 2012
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Metro Headquarters
Board Room
707 North First Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63102

In addition to attending a public meeting, comments on the fare increase can also be made by phone at 314-335-3433 or by email at FareIncrease2012@metrostlouis.org.

Metro will be accepting public comment until Friday, April 27, 2012. The fare increase will be effective in July 2012.

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