North County Transit Center Makes Its Inaugural Debut
The North County Transit Center in Ferguson, Mo. officially opened its doors to the public on Monday, March 14.
The new transit center opening coincided with the March 14 Quarterly Service Change, which featured a new and completely redesigned MetroBus service plan for North St. Louis County, one of the region’s fastest growing transit markets accounting for almost 20 percent of all MetroLink and MetroBus boardings.
The North County Transit Center provides more frequent service, more direct service, faster transfers and connections to more destinations for many passengers who live, work, do business or travel through North St. Louis County. It also includes:
- Public restrooms
- Indoor, climate-controlled waiting area
- 24/7 security
- Digital arrival time display boards
- Free Park-Ride lot
- Cafe offering fresh food (Coming Summer 2016)
Metro was able to pair local funding resources with federal dollars to support the North County Transit Center project. Federal funding secured by Metro, in the form of Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funds and Urbanized Area Formula funds, accounted for 80 percent of the $10.28 million total project cost.