Monday, Bi-State Development Agency (d.b.a. Metro) begins the process of removing bus stops and eliminating some bus routes. There does not appear to be a published list of routes eliminated, only “Rider Alerts” with bus stop ID number and cross street identification.
Some of the bus stops eliminated include:
S 12th @ Allen/Allen Market used by the Allen Market Lane Apartments (senior citizen housing), dishwashers and servers who work at Soulard restaurants, and others.
S Tucker @ Soulard used by people shopping at Fields Foods. The stop at S Tucker @ Lafayette appears to remain but obviously means a longer walk with your grocery bags.
I spoke at two of the meetings sponsored by Bi-State against quite a few specific changes proposed for Soulard and other parts of the City, what Bi-State called “Metro Reimagined.” I felt like I was talking to machines that could speak but not hear.
If you’d like to voice your opinion on these changes, you may contact Bi-State/Metro
You used to be able to take a bus to Busch Stadium. That convenience was replaced with take a bus + take train to Busch. These changes starting Monday are more of the same. It’s as if we have a public transit agency that does not want to provide decent bus service.
—Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman