October 17, 2011
VIDEO: CMT and Young & Free STL Team Up for “How To Ride Transit”Return to Blog
Vantage Credit Union is introducing a new video series teaching young St. Louisans “How To” do many things around the region to save money, including taking MetroLink. It’s always great to teach others how to use the system, and an important lesson for us transit veterans on what people need to know to get on board. Thanks to Seth Teel of Citizens for Modern Transit for helping Vantage Credit Union’s Jenn Cloud learn how to ride MetroLink.
4 thoughts on “VIDEO: CMT and Young & Free STL Team Up for “How To Ride Transit””
This was so much fun, and such a big help to me! I seriously didn’t know where to start and I can be really shy doing new things so going and trying to just DO it some day would have freaked me out. I plan on using the MetroLink a lot now because I really dislike having to deal with my car in great neighborhoods like the CWE, the Loop and downtown! Thanks for sharing the video here, too! 🙂
I know this video was specific to MetroLINK. As a rider with a monthly pass, however – you really need to focus on the fare machine and talk about ALL the options.
Metro charges for transfers, and it is VERY easy to pick the wrong ticket. I have seen (and actually done it myself when I first started riding) many riders do it. The machines are not straightforward.
Don’t worry RT, the fareboxes will see a userface makeover. But will definitely take your comment into account for the need of our own “How To” videos. 🙂
What about Old & Free for seniors? Have them be included as well rather than just the young only. I am tired of seeing senior citizens be left out. Also if we do the holiday train again this year and you are looking for performers, when is the auditions and where?