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June 9, 2021

On The Way With ADA Pilot Program Provides Free MetroLink and MetroBus Rides for ADA Paratransit Riders

Metro Transit is excited to introduce On The Way With ADA, a new pilot program that allows ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) paratransit customers to ride MetroLink and MetroBus for free. The pilot program runs from June 21 through December 17, 2021, and provides qualified ADA paratransit riders with more convenient, accessible and affordable transportation options to connect with work, education, healthcare and other important destinations throughout the region.

To take advantage of this program, qualified ADA paratransit customers can receive a special On The Way With ADA Gateway Card that is preloaded for free rides on all MetroLink trains and MetroBus routes. To ride for free using the On The Way With ADA card, riders can tap their card to the farebox when boarding MetroBus or tap their card to a red ticket validator before boarding MetroLink.

On The Way With ADA cards are currently being distributed to qualified ADA paratransit customers. To request a card or determine if you are eligible for the On The Way With ADA program, contact ADA Services at 314-982-1510 or [email protected].

MetroBus and MetroLink are accessible to all customers. Buses and trains have priority seating equipped to accommodate mobility devices. Audio announcements are made on MetroLink and MetroBus announcing major stops, intersections and transfer points, and announcements at MetroLink stations are both visual and audible. All MetroLink stations and Metro Transit Centers are ADA accessible.

For customers new to MetroLink or MetroBus service, Metro offers travel training to individuals with disabilities who would like to get familiar and more comfortable with the transit system before they start riding the bus or the train. For more information on Travel Training, call 314-982-1510.

Customers can plan their transit trip with the online Trip Planner on metrostlouis.org, download Transit app to their mobile device, or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 (call) or 314-207-9786 (text), available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on the On The Way With ADA program, visit www.metrostlouis.org/ontheway.

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.

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