March 28, 2011

“One Year Later: Learning from the Passage of Proposition A” Forum April 6 at UMSL

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The University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL) Community Partnership Project presents “One Year Later: Lessons from the Passage of Prop A,” Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 4:00–5:30 p.m., in the J.C. Penney Conference Center at UMSL. The seminar will explore the factors for its success and implications for the future.

UMSL Professors Todd Swanstrom and Dr. David Kimball will share their research findings of the 2010 initiative. Eddie Roth with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch will lead a panel discussion of representatives involved in the campaign, including Metro President & CEO John Nations, Tom Shrout Jr., retired director for Citizens for Modern Transit, and others.

The event is free, however registrations are required. Please email [email protected]. For more information call (314) 516-6392 or visit the Seminar Series website. Access the Conference Center from the UMSL North MetroLink Station or park free in Lot C. Reception to follow.

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4 thoughts on ““One Year Later: Learning from the Passage of Proposition A” Forum April 6 at UMSL”

  1. mike says:

    Maybe a discussion can be held at the seminar on how to use the signal on the buses to request a stop, which was one of the suggestions Metro provided on their recent survey in trying to encourage more people to use the buses. Come on, please, does Metro actually think that learning how to signal a stop will encourage more people to use the buses?

    If Metro makes buses more available to the public including the downtown core area east of Tucker Blvd., and make riding the buses more convenient by improving service frequency, assessibility and connectivity in order to help people reach their destinations, they will figure out on their own how to signal stops; after all the direction is highlighted on the buses. Or they can simply ask the bus drivers; I’m pretty sure they’ve been trained on how to use stop signals.

    1. Courtney says:

      Just as a friendly note, Mike, the last two people I’ve taken to ride the bus did have to learn how to signal a stop, although all of the other things are important components as well.

  2. mike says:

    To be edited: The word “direction” in the next to last sentence of my previous comment is corrected following the word ‘the’ and preceeding the word ‘is’ as follows- “instruction on how to signal a stop”.

  3. mike says:

    Ah….but it wasn’t a factor in deciding whether or not they wanted to ride the bus. I don’t think not knowing how to use the stop signal on the bus is a major reason for more people not wanting to ride them.

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