February 23, 2022 | 6 Comments

Metro Transit Service Change on March 21

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Blue graphic that reads "Metro Service Adjustments effective March 21"

Updated schedules and route maps for the March 21 service change can be found here: metrostlouis.org/upcoming-schedule-changes


Metro Transit will make adjustments to schedules and service frequency for 18 Missouri MetroBus routes in Missouri on Monday, March 21. There are no changes to MetroBus routes in Illinois or to MetroLink train schedules.

Like other transit agencies throughout the country, Metro Transit has been impacted by ongoing workforce shortages driven by COVID-19 and a highly competitive labor market. This has affected Metro’s ability to deliver reliable service. Due to a shortage of bus operators, it has been sometimes necessary to cancel scheduled MetroBus trips on a daily basis, which leads to inconvenient delays for our riders.

These upcoming changes to MetroBus service are being implemented to improve service reliability, minimize cancelled bus trips, and match service levels to workforce resources so Metro Transit can consistently deliver scheduled transit service. In addition, Metro continues to focus on recruitment and training of new operators, offering increased operator pay and a $2,000 hiring bonus.

Details for the March 21 Service Change are available below. New schedules and route maps for the affected MetroBus routes will be available on the Metro Transit website beginning on Monday, March 7.


For more information or assistance, please contact Metro Transit Information:

314.207.9786 (text) |​​​​  314.231.2345 (phone)
7 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Monday through Friday


Details for March 21 Service Change

  • #16 City Limits – Weekday and weekend schedule adjustments, with peak weekday service north of Delmar Loop Station operating on 30-minute frequency, and evening weekday and daytime weekend service operating on 40-minute frequency
  • #30 Arsenal – Weekend schedule adjustments
  • #31 Chouteau – Weekday schedule adjustments to improve connections at Maplewood Commons
  • #32 Dr. ML King – Weekday schedule adjustments with daytime service operating on 40-minute frequency
  • #33 Midland – Weekday schedule adjustments
  • #34 Earth City – Weekday schedule adjustments with off-peak daytime service operating on 60-minute frequency
  • #35 Rock Road – Weekday schedule adjustments with daytime service operating on 30-minute frequency
  • #58 Chesterfield Valley – Schedule adjustments to improve MetroLink connections at Clayton Transit Center
  • #61 Chambers – Weekday schedule adjustments with daytime service operating on 30-minute frequency and evening service operating on 40-minute frequency
  • #70 Grand – Weekday schedule adjustments with evening service operating on 30-minute frequency and first northbound trip to begin five minutes earlier than current schedule
  • #73 Carondelet – Weekday and weekend schedule adjustments with peak weekday service operating on 30-minute frequency, and evening weekday and daytime weekend service operating on 40-minute frequency
  • #74 Florissant – Weekday and weekend schedule adjustments with daytime weekday service operating on 30-minute frequency, and evening weekday and daytime weekend service operating on 40-minute frequency
  • #90 Hampton – Weekday schedule adjustments with peak weekday service operating on 30-minute frequency and evening weekday service operating on 40-minute frequency
  • #91 Olive – Bus stop moved near Cheesecake Factory location to better serve open stores at Chesterfield Mall
  • #94 Page – Weekday schedule adjustments with peak weekday service operating on 30-minute frequency, and evening weekday service operating on 40-minute frequency
  • #95 Kingshighway – Weekday schedule adjustments with daytime service operating on 30-minute frequency
  • #98 Ballas-N. Hanley – Weekday schedule adjustments with daytime service operating on 60-minute frequency
  • #100 Hazelwood – An additional morning trip added to address passenger volume, and will serve a new bus stop at Tradeport Court on select trips

New schedules and route maps for all MetroBus routes will be available on our website on March 7.

6 thoughts on “Metro Transit Service Change on March 21”

  1. Veronica says:

    The #73 needs to stay the same , too many people catches that bus early in the morning & evening. 30 to 45mins wait is too long and most of your changes really don’t benefit the riders, it be worst. And no matter how many times I send comments, it’s like we are not listened to. We understand there is not enough drivers, but the #73 is a major one that many workers use including getting to St. Alexius Hospital and South County Mall. For instance, if someone get off at 3:30pm, they have to stand there no matter if it’s hot, cold, rain, sleet or snow for 30mins or 45mins. Which will be 4.00 or 4:15pm. That’s especially too long for older people

  2. Arthur Hemmel says:

    I am fine with the changes. None of them adversely affect the routes I use.
    But I hope Metro will take advantage of more funding available for transit from the Federal infrastructure law, and restore Fenton fixed route service. You have farmed out our bus service to a company from NYC that does not honor Metrobus’s senior and disabled fare discounts, meaning we have to pay full price to go anywhere in the city, just because we live in Fenton. Give us back our bus service! The funding is there!

    1. Lindsey says:

      Hi Arthur – Via Metro STL does honor reduced fares. There is a setting in the app that you will need to update in order to get the reduced fare. When in the app, open the menu on the top left and click on the “>” next to your name. That will open your account details. Then click on the special settings near the bottom, and toggle on which setting applies to you. If you have any issues with this, you can call the team at Via directly at 636.251.3328.

  3. Amber says:

    There needs to be a stop between the Dunn rd at U-Haul and Taylor road at the best western for bus 77 to north county transit center from north Hanley every single driver lets us get off because I have a disability at the best western instead of making us ride all the way to village center and back to Taylor except the new driver for 77 that is driving today I am on it now and will have to hobble all the way back past the best western way too far with a freshly healed severed Achilles tendon and this driver literally refuses to stop even though I mentioned it and that the nighttime drivers always let us off there.

  4. Paris says:

    I noticed a sign that says the metrolink trains will no longer be operating on the weekends. I don’t see that listed here. If the train is closed for the weekends, then for how long?

    1. Lindsey says:

      Trains do operate on the weekends. Can you confirm where you saw this sign so we can look into this further?

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