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February 24, 2022

Metro Transit Service Change Scheduled for March 21

Metro Transit will make adjustments to schedules and service frequency for 18 Missouri MetroBus routes in the City of St. Louis and in St. Louis County on Monday, March 21. There are no changes to MetroBus routes in Illinois or to MetroLink train schedules.

Like other transit agencies throughout the country, Metro Transit has been impacted by ongoing workforce shortages driven by COVID-19 and a highly competitive labor market. This has affected Metro’s ability to deliver reliable service. Due to a shortage of bus operators, it has been sometimes necessary to cancel scheduled MetroBus trips on a daily basis, which leads to inconvenient delays for MetroBus customers.

The changes to MetroBus service scheduled for March 21 are being implemented to improve service reliability, minimize cancelled bus trips, and match service levels to workforce resources so Metro Transit can consistently deliver scheduled transit service. In addition, Metro continues to focus on recruitment and training of new operators, offering increased operator pay and a $2,000 hiring bonus.

Details for the March 21 Service Change are available below. New schedules and route maps for the affected MetroBus routes that serve the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County will be available on the Metro Transit website beginning on Monday, March 7. Transit riders who have questions or would like assistance are encouraged to contact Metro Transit Information at 314.207.9786 (text) or 314.231.2345 (phone), available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Details for March 21 Service Change

  • #16 City Limits – Weekday and weekend schedule adjustments, with peak weekday service north of Delmar Loop Station operating on 30-minute frequency, and evening weekday and daytime weekend service operating on 40-minute frequency
  • #30 Arsenal – Weekend schedule adjustments
  • #31 Chouteau – Weekday schedule adjustments to improve connections at Maplewood Commons
  • #32 Dr. ML King – Weekday schedule adjustments with daytime service operating on 40-minute frequency
  • #33 Midland – Weekday schedule adjustments
  • #34 Earth City – Weekday schedule adjustments with off-peak daytime service operating on 60-minute frequency
  • #35 Rock Road – Weekday schedule adjustments with daytime service operating on 30-minute frequency
  • #58 Chesterfield Valley – Schedule adjustments to improve MetroLink connections at Clayton Transit Center
  • #61 Chambers – Weekday schedule adjustments with daytime service operating on 30-minute frequency and evening service operating on 40-minute frequency
  • #70 Grand – Weekday schedule adjustments with evening service operating on 30-minute frequency and first northbound trip to begin five minutes earlier than current schedule
  • #73 Carondelet – Weekday and weekend schedule adjustments with peak weekday service operating on 30-minute frequency, and evening weekday and daytime weekend service operating on 40-minute frequency
  • #74 Florissant – Weekday and weekend schedule adjustments with daytime weekday service operating on 30-minute frequency, and evening weekday and daytime weekend service operating on 40-minute frequency
  • #90 Hampton – Weekday schedule adjustments with peak weekday service operating on 30-minute frequency and evening weekday service operating on 40-minute frequency
  • #91 Olive – Bus stop moved near Cheesecake Factory location to better serve open stores at Chesterfield Mall
  • #94 Page – Weekday schedule adjustments with peak weekday service operating on 30-minute frequency, and evening weekday service operating on 40-minute frequency
  • #95 Kingshighway – Weekday schedule adjustments with peak weekday service operating on 30-minute frequency
  • #98 Ballas-N. Hanley – Weekday schedule adjustments with daytime service operating on 60-minute frequency
  • #100 Hazelwood – An additional morning trip added to address passenger volume, and will serve a new bus stop at Tradeport Court on select trips

New schedules and route maps for all MetroBus routes will be available at MetroStLouis.org and the Transit app on March 7.

Metro Transit

Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes 18 battery electric buses and nearly 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 59 MetroBus routes in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. Metro also operates MetroLink light rail vehicles on 46 miles of track serving 38 stations in the two-state area, and operates Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro Transit is a Bi-State Development enterprise.