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September 1, 2017

Metro to Operate Special LouFest Shuttles in Forest Park

Metro makes it easy to enjoy the music, festivities and fun of LouFest when it returns to Forest Park on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10. For $3 round-trip, music lovers can ride special LouFest shuttles from the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station directly to the two-day music festival to avoid traffic congestion, road closures and paying for parking in Forest Park.

Metro is partnering with Listen Live Entertainment to provide special shuttles to this year’s LouFest music festival. To take advantage of these special shuttles, concert-goers can park at any one of 21 free Metro Park-Ride lots in Missouri and Illinois and purchase their tickets to ride MetroLink to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station, or ride the #90 Hampton MetroBus route to reach the station. The LouFest Shuttle pick-up and drop-off area will be located near the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station on the west side of DeBaliviere Avenue. Shuttles operate from 11 a.m. to approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, and Sunday, September 10.

The LouFest shuttle tickets can only be purchased at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station on the days of the event. Shuttle tickets are not available for purchase in Forest Park. Regular Metro tickets and passes cannot be used for the LouFest Shuttle, and LouFest Shuttle tickets are not valid fare for regular MetroBus or MetroLink service.

World Record-Breaking Sticker Bus

In addition to enjoying the concerts, LouFest attendees will also have an opportunity to help break a Guinness World Record with stickers. STLStickerSwap purchased a retired MetroBus vehicle, and over the course of the two-day music festival, will attempt to put at least 28,000 unique stickers on the bus, setting a new world record for most unique stickers applied to a vehicle. Everyone attending LouFest is encouraged to stop by and help St. Louis break a world record by placing stickers on the interior and exterior of the bus. The sticker bus can be found near the south entrance of the LouFest grounds. The world record-breaking attempt will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, and last until LouFest ends on Sunday, September 10.

To plan your trip on Metro to LouFest, download the Metro On The Go App to your mobile device, use the Trip Planner on metrostlouis.org or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

About Metro
Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; approximately 400 vehicle MetroBus fleet that operates on 84 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport, the Bi-State Development Research Institute, the Gateway Arch Riverboats, and operates the Gateway Arch Trams and Revenue Collections Center. BSD also operates the St. Louis Regional Freightway.

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