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November 12, 2020

New Mobility Solutions to Replace Service on Two Metro Transit Routes

On Monday, November 30, service on the #101 Fenton Connector and #17X Lebanon-Mascoutah routes will be replaced by two innovative mobility solutions: Via Metro STL and SCCTD VanGo. These mobility options allow Metro Transit customers in Missouri and Illinois to book trips in real time whenever they need to travel to any destination within the service area–no bus stops or schedules are required.

Via Metro STL – #101 Fenton Connector

Via Metro STL will replace the #101 Fenton Connector route on November 30. This new service, which launched this summer in Southwest and North St. Louis County, allows transit riders to hail a vehicle directly from their mobile device using the Via app or by calling Via Customer Service. Metro riders who currently use the #101 Fenton Connector will be able to use Via Metro STL to travel anywhere in the designated zone in Southwest St. Louis County, with expanded service into Valley Park. Major destinations include: the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 Transit Center, St. Clare Hospital, Gravois Bluffs Shopping Center, and Schnucks-Twin Oaks. Via Metro STL operates every day from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Southwest St. Louis County.

Through the end of the year, transit riders can ride Via Metro STL for free. Starting in 2021, Via Metro STL will cost $2 a ride within the service zone, and $3 for a ride with transfer to MetroBus and MetroLink. For more information, including service area details, visit metrostlouis.org/via. Book a trip on Via Metro STL today by downloading the Via app or calling 636.251.3328.

SCCTD VanGo – #17X Lebanon-Mascoutah

A new service from the St. Clair County Transit District, SCCTD VanGo, will replace the #17X Lebanon-Mascoutah route on November 30. With SCCTD VanGo, transit riders are able to hail a vehicle directly from their mobile device using the SCCTD VanGo app. Riders who currently use the #17X Lebanon-Mascoutah will be able to use SCCTD VanGo to travel to anywhere in the service area, which includes the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station and areas of St. Clair County including Mascoutah, Lebanon and destinations like McKendree University and MidAmerica St. Louis Airport.

Riders will also be able to take advantage of mid-day service on SCCTD VanGo. Unlike the #17X Lebanon-Mascoutah, which only operates three trips during the morning and afternoon hours, SCCTD VanGo is available throughout the day from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SCCTD VanGo is already providing service, and through the end of November, transit riders can ride SCCTD VanGo for free. Starting December 1, SCCTD VanGo will cost $3 a ride, with rides for only $1 when traveling to or from the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station. For more information, including service area details, visit scctd.org/vango. Book a trip on SCCTD VanGo today by downloading the SCCTD VanGo app or calling 618.268.1842.

About Metro Transit
Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system which includes more 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 68 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 123 vans. Metro Transit is a Bi-State Development enterprise.​