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Clarence has been a Metro Transit rider as long as he can remember.
“It’s been a long time,” he said. “I definitely started riding when I was young.”
The reasons that Clarence has used the Metro Transit system have changed throughout the years. Like Clarence, Metro Transit has also had some changes – most recently with the major bus redesign that went into effect on September 30. That change helped speed up Clarence’s commute.
Each day of the week, Clarence boards the #11 Chippewa from his home. The #11 Chippewa is a new high-frequency route, providing Clarence and riders in the city of St. Louis with service every 15 minutes through most of the weekday. He rides the bus to the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Station and hops on a Blue Line train to the Maplewood-Manchester MetroLink Station where he transfers to the #57 Maplewood-Wildwood bus route.
“It’s quicker now that they’ve changed the times of the buses,” he said. “It gets me to work much faster.”
Besides a more efficient commute, Clarence takes advantage of other benefits his transit commute brings.
“It saves me a lot of money,” he said. “Plus, it’s easy to use.”