MetroBus Service Resumes at Newly Expanded Civic Center Transit Center on August 14
The expansion of Metro’s Civic Center Transit Center at 14th and Spruce Streets in downtown St. Louis is nearing completion, and MetroBus service to the redesigned transit center is scheduled to resume on Monday, August 14.
The Civic Center Transit Center is Metro’s downtown transit hub, and over the past year, it has been under construction. The completely redesigned Metro transit location has been built to accommodate more MetroBus vehicles and will offer new customer amenities, including a new transit center building with public restrooms, an indoor waiting area, digital arrival-time boards, concessions and on-site security and operations personnel.
Starting August 14, all 23 MetroBus routes that serve downtown St. Louis will meet at the Civic Center Transit Center and will connect bus riders with MetroLink. Four existing MetroBus routes will be split into eight new routes, and these shorter routes will provide passengers with more direct service and better reliability.
Metro is inviting its riders and the public to learn more about the newly expanded Civic Center Transit Center on Wednesday, July 26. Metro employees will be available to answer questions about the new routes and where MetroBus customers will catch their buses starting August 14.
Wednesday, July 26 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
St. Louis City Hall Rotunda, 1200 Market St. | St. Louis, Mo. 63103
Construction of the redesigned Civic Center Transit Center began in April 2016. Metro successfully competed for federal funding for the Civic Center Transit Center expansion project, and that funding supports 80 percent of the total project cost of $10.5 million.
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 80 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.