Metro Links May 17, 2010
Free screening of Beyond the Motor City in University City. Tonight is a free screening of Beyond the Motor City: The Future of U.S. Transportation at the Tivoli Theater in University City. Film starts at 7 p.m., and the panel of Rep. Russ Carnahan, BTMC director Aaron Woolf, and Citizens for Modern Transit’s Tom Shrout will answer audience questions immediately following the screening. Want to have an even more intimate conversation with director Aaron Woolf? He’ll be joining other St. Louisans at our Transit Tweetup at Pi Restaurant in the East Loop at 5pm.
Metro Tax Puts Trainees in Driver’s Seat. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch takes a look at the first round of hires for Metro’s new bus operator positions for service restoration.
Missouri Passes Complete Streets bill in House. Big week for Complete Streets in Missouri! On Friday, the Missouri House of Representatives passed Complete Streets legislation with one hour left in session. For a reading on what that actually means for Missouri roads and sidewalks, see the complete text.
Aldermen Shane Cohn Introduces Complete Streets Bill. This week, Alderman Shane Cohn (Ward 25) introduced Complete Streets legislature to the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen. We’ll be watching to see what happens next.
Kansas Approves Express Buses on Shoulder. Under a new law approved by the Kansas Legislature, Johnson County (Kansas City, KA) has won approval to run express buses on the shoulder of Interstate 35 during rush hour. Great news for Kansas transit!
May 21 National Bike to Work Day. Friday is National Bike to Work Day, and Trailnet is partnering with organizations and businesses throughout the region to provide support and a continental breakfast for those biking to work at four local refueling stations 6:30 – 9 a.m.