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March 8, 2019

Flashback Friday

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Flashback Friday!

This photo was taken in March of 2009 at 9th and Olive. The Building pictured is the Paul Brown Building. Notice the green sign on building’s first floor is no longer there. The main giveaway that this photo is at least 10 years old is the MetroBus #32 heading north on 9th. That bus and many others ceased to run east of the Tucker that same month in as part of a service reduction that turned out to be temporary. Interestingly, that route used to stretch northwest all the way from downtown to Rock Industrial Park Drive in Earth City. What a haul!

Photo courtesy of Vanishing STL.


2 thoughts on “Flashback Friday”

  1. Mike says:

    Was the service reduction east of Tucker temporary? Are there any other local bus routes running east of Tucker on regular schedules? If so, I was not aware of any service changes that included restoring bus service east of Tucker, after the service reduction period ended. I guess I need to be brought up to date.

    1. Matthew Hibbard says:

      Mike, service at that time was reduced to lessen the amount of traffic on the downtown street grid; however, there are bus routes that still serve the downtown area most notably the #32, #40 and the #99 Downtown Trolley. Under the Metro Reimagined plan, the #32 and #40 will continue to serve downtown east of Tucker and we’re taking shift the service option on the #99. The #19 will run along Tucker from Spruce, just north of Biddle.

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