November 12, 2020 | 6 Comments

New Mobility Solutions to Replace Service on #101 and #17X

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On Monday, November 30, service on the #101 Fenton Connector and #17X Lebanon-Mascoutah routes will be replaced by two innovative mobility solutions: Via Metro STL and SCCTD VanGo.

These mobility options allow you to book trips in real time whenever you need to travel to a destination within the service area–no bus stops or schedules are required.

Masks are required for all Via Metro STL and SCCTD VanGo passengers and drivers.

Via Metro STL vehicleVia Metro STL – #101 Fenton Connector

Via Metro STL will replace the #101 Fenton Connector route on November 30. This new service, which launched this summer in Southwest and North St. Louis County, allows you to hail a vehicle directly from your mobile device using the Via app or by calling Via Customer Service. Riders who currently use the #101 Fenton Connector will be able to use Via Metro STL to travel anywhere in the designated zone in Southwest St. Louis County, with expanded service into Valley Park.

Major destinations include: the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 Transit Center, St. Clare Hospital, Gravois Bluffs Shopping Center, and Schnucks-Twin Oaks. Via Metro STL operates every day from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Southwest St. Louis County.

Through the end of the year, you can ride Via Metro STL for free. Starting in 2021, Via Metro STL will cost $2 a ride within the service zone, and $3 for a ride with transfer to MetroBus and MetroLink. For more information, including service area details, visit metrostlouis.org/via. Book a trip on Via Metro STL today by downloading the Via app or calling 636.251.3328.

St. Clair County Transit District's On-Demand Transit, VanGo, vehicleSCCTD VanGo – #17X Lebanon-Mascoutah

A new service from the St. Clair County Transit District, SCCTD VanGo, will replace the #17X Lebanon-Mascoutah route on November 30. With SCCTD VanGo, you are able to hail a vehicle directly from your mobile device using the SCCTD VanGo app. Riders who currently use the #17X Lebanon-Mascoutah will be able to use SCCTD VanGo to travel to anywhere in the service area, which includes the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station and areas of St. Clair County including Mascoutah, Lebanon and destinations like McKendree University and MidAmerica St. Louis Airport.

You can also take advantage of mid-day service on SCCTD VanGo. Unlike the #17X Lebanon-Mascoutah, which only operates three trips during the morning and afternoon hours, SCCTD VanGo is available throughout the day from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SCCTD VanGo is already providing service, and through the end of November, transit riders can ride SCCTD VanGo for free. Starting December 1, SCCTD VanGo will cost $3 a ride, with rides for only $1 when traveling to or from the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station.

For more information, including service area details, visit scctd.org/vango. Book a trip on SCCTD VanGo today by downloading the SCCTD VanGo app or calling 618.268.1842.


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

6 thoughts on “New Mobility Solutions to Replace Service on #101 and #17X”

  1. Katie says:

    If you can’t restore the 57 to STLCC Wildwood, I may have to request a shuttle from STLCC to get over there.

    1. Jerry says:

      The #57 is currently in operation – schedule is available here: https://www.metrostlouis.org/route/57-manchester/

  2. Maya says:

    Will you increase the Via service area to Manchester Road so 57 riders don’t have to go to Maplewood and Shrewsbury to get to other areas south of Big Bend Road?

    1. Jerry says:

      Via is one of our new services that is still being evaluated. We have no plans to expand at the moment, but that is something that will continue to be evaluated in the weeks ahead.

  3. Patrick Douglas Richmond says:

    People really should spread the word about this service! At least WE get to be the one to tell them what to do in a way. Now I am not sure about seating but on these things. the back of the first seat next to the driver do have headrests. So if you want to film your ride, just take your camera, strap it onto the headrest, aim it straight thru the windshield and you are ready to film your ride!

  4. Patrick Douglas Richmond says:

    I still haven’t take my ride on a Via Metro STL van. But the cool thing is about the service unlike Call-a-Ride is that it works like an Uber. I remember the last time we bought a transit vehicle by the Chrysler Corporation was in 1987 when Call-a-Ride began service. I am not sure how many people could remember the old 800 class vans we bought in 1987.

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