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August 31, 2018

Ride Metro Transit to LouFest and LouFest U in Forest Park

LouFest returns to Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri, on September 8 and 9, and Metro Transit makes it easy for concert-goers to enjoy all of the sounds, fun and festivities of the two-day music festival, while not having to worry about parking or traffic or road construction. For $3 round-trip, music lovers can ride special LouFest shuttles from the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Transit Center directly to the music festival. The special $3 ticket is good for one day only and no other fare will be accepted.

To take advantage of the special LouFest 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 Transit Center, or ride the #1 Gold or #90 Hampton MetroBus routes to reach the transit center. The LouFest Shuttle pick-up and drop-off area will be located on the west side of DeBaliviere Avenue, just north of the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Transit Center. Shuttles will operate every 10 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, and Sunday, September 9.

LouFest shuttle tickets can only be purchased at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Transit Center on the days of the event. Shuttle tickets are not available for purchase at Forest Park attractions. 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.

Free Shuttles to LouFest U on September 7

The weekend festival kicks off on Friday, September 7, with LouFest U, a free festival for college students featuring live music, speakers, activities and career opportunities with organizations from across the region.

College students can take advantage of free Metro Transit shuttles between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Transit Center and LouFest U in Forest Park. Riders can board the free shuttles on the west side of DeBaliviere Avenue, just north of the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Transit Center. The free shuttles will operate every 15 minutes from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

To plan your trip on Metro to LouFest, download the Metro On The Go App to your mobile device, use the Trip Planner on or contact Metro Transit Information by calling 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345 or texting 314-207-9786 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

About Metro Transit

Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system which includes 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 83 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 one of five enterprises operated by Bi-State Development.


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