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When Chelsea moved from Memphis to St. Louis, a lot of things changed in her life. But one thing stayed the same – she would avoid the hassles and costs of owning a vehicle and rely on public transit to get around town.
To get to work at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in Town and Country, Chelsea boards the #72 Monarch from her home and rides to the North County Transit Center. From there, she hops on the #47 Clayton-NCTC to the Clayton Transit Center, where she transfers to the #58 Clayton-West County, which provides her direct access to the hospital.
Even though Chelsea isn’t a St. Louis native, she’s become an expert on how to make the Metro Transit system work for her. It allows her to enjoy all of the benefits that a no-car lifestyle brings.
“It’s safer,” she said. “It’s real simple, and you don’t have to come out of pocket for a lot of gas. All you have to do is get $2 or $3, and you’re okay.”