This morning, Metro restored a great deal of the bus service that was cut March 30 this year, and also began serving seven new bus routes. The service restoration is thanks to a one-time grant, using federal stimulus funds and an emergency appropriation from the State of Missouri, as explained in this Post-Dispatch article. You can read some of the coverage of the service restoration here and here; or watch a video here. Of course, not everything went smoothly this morning, but apparently that’s to be expected after buses have been “grounded” for a while; and also things seemed to have gone better than hoped. Were you affected by the service restoration this morning? Let us know how it went, and if you’ve tried any of the new routes, what you think of them.