St. Louis Bus & Train Riders Unite: Meeting Monday

BuschBusRide a Metro/Bi-State bus/train? Previously rode a bus/train but had to give it up because your route/stop was eliminated or became too inefficient/inconvenient to use? Would you leave the driving and parking to Metro/Bi-State if only decent service were provided in your area? This meeting is for you. Riders are organizing for changes and need your participation.

7-8:30 pm Monday, December 16, 2019
Transit Justice Organizing Meeting
Sponsored by St. Louis Economic Justice Coalition
@ World Community Center
438 N Skinker @ Kingsbury, Central West End
Open to the Public
Pizza & Soft Drinks provided
Event Facebook Page

Public Transit to Event
2-3 Blocks South of Meeting Place: Metrolink Skinker Train Station #16 City Limits bus
3-4 Blocks North of Meeting Place: #97 Delmar bus

Sept. 26th Meeting On Bus Service Reduction @ Central Library

BuschBusAmong the many changes to bus service going into effect September 30th, we will no longer have East-West bus service…

No more #8 Bates-Morganford on Russell-Shaw serving Soulard, McKinley Hts, Fox Park, Compton Hts, Shaw Neighborhoods & Missouri Botanical Garden.

No more #80 Park-Shaw on Park Ave serving Peabody, Lafayette Square, Gate, Tiffany Neighborhoods and Cardinal Glennon Hospital.

There will no longer be a Market Street Downtown Bus (aka #99 Trolley).

New Route Maps/Schedules and System Map.

6-8 pm Monday, August 26th
Bi-State Development Agency (d.b.a. Metro)
Metro Reimagined Meeting
Central Library, 1301 Olive

Event Webpage

Also a meeting 6-8 pm Thursday, August 29th @ UMSL Student Center

You may voice concerns about changes to Bi-State/Metro by calling 314-231-2345 or texting 314-207-9786.

Tuesday & Wednesday Bus Service Reduction Meetings

busvintageThere are 27 bus routes serving St. Louis City. Bi-State Development Agency (d.b.a Metro) proposes to Eliminate 5 of 27 bus routes; Eliminate specific streets served for 13 of 27 bus routes; makes no route changes to 6 of 27 bus routes; and makes minor changes to 2 of 27 bus routes. One route- City Limits- I still haven’t figured out.

In Soulard, we’re losing #8 and #20. No more bus service for Allen Market senior citizens. No more bus service for Vincent’s Market and Fields Foods. I don’t count #10 Gravois as an option because Gravois @ Russell and Gravois @ 13th are very dangerous to cross, particularly after dark and even worse when it rains/snow. Lots of people who work here get here by bus.

No more bus service through Shaw and down Russell. No more bus service on Cherokee or in Holly Hills or on The Hill. No more bus service for Crown Candy. No more bus service in a lot of places. That’s the current proposal.

Make your voice heard. Contact Bi-State/Metro, Mayor, Board President, and your Alderman.

4-7 pm Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Bi-State Development Agency
 (d.b.a. Metro )
Information Event on Changes to Bus Service
(Metro Reimagined- increased bus frequency + elimination of bus service)
Central Library, 1301 Olive
Open to the Public

11 am to 2 pm Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Bi-State Development Agency
Public Hearing on Changes to Bus Service
St. Louis City Municipal Court, 1520 Market

Metro Reimagined webpage (includes proposed service map and survey )

Current Bus Service Map

Bi-State does not provide a list of service eliminations/reductions on their websites. Or not yet anyway. I have been comparing current maps and the proposed map. Posting some of the info here after the Contact Information.

Contact Information…
Bi-State/Metro at reimagined@metrostlouis.org
Raymond A. Friem, Executive Director, Metro Transit rafriem@metrostlouis.org
Mayor Lyda Krewson
Board President Lewis Reed
Members of Board of Aldermen

Proposed Service Changes…
I am not including County buses. Don’t have time for that. I am not including info on frequency increases/reductions because it varies greatly from route to route and time of day when compared to current schedules.

#4 Natural Bridge: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: No Change

#8 Morganford: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: Service Eliminated on Shaw, Grand, Russell, S 12th. New Route would be Central West End Transit Center to Catalan Loop Transit Center via Duncan, Boyle, Vandeventer, Tower Grove, Center Cross, Arsenal, Morganford, Meramec, and Broadway

#10 Gravois LindellCurrent Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: No Change

#11 Chippewa: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: Service Eliminated on Jefferson between Chouteau and Market, Market from Jefferson to 14th, and 14th from Market to Spruce

#13 Union: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: No Change

#14 Botanical Gardens: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: Route Eliminated

#16 City Limits: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: unclear

#18 Taylor: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: Service Eliminated on Carter, Marcus, Lee. Service ends at O’Fallon Park Rec Center. Service Eliminated to North Broadway Taylor Transit Center.

#19 St. Louis Avenue: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: Service Eliminated to St. Charles Rock Road Transit Center as well as St. Louis Avenue to North 13th (Crown Candy, LaMancha Coffee, et al) and Howard. New route starts at Delmar Loop Transit Center, goes east on Delmar, north on Goodfellow, east on St. Louis Avenue, south on N Florissant, south on N 13th to Civic Center Transit

#20 South Broadway: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: Route Eliminated

#30 Arsenal: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: Service Eliminated to NGA on S 2nd, Watson, Chippewa, Shrewsbury Transit Center. New Route is Arsenal, north on McCausland, west on Southwest into St. Louis County, Manchester, ends at Maplewood Transit Center

#31 Chouteau: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: Service extended to Maplewood Commons Shopping Center

#32 Martin Luther King: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: Would serve Cole, not Washington Ave, 9th, 10th

#40 North Broadway: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: No Change

#41 Lee: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: From Civic Center will run north on 14th to Cole (not Carr) to 20th, then regular route + instead of ending at Halls Ferry Circle/Riverview will continue to Jennings Station

#42 Sarah: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: Service Eliminated to North Broadway Taylor Transit Center. Forest Park to Sarah (not Vandeventer, Laclede) north to Evans (not Aldine) to Whittier (not Sarah, Labadie, Ashland) to Fair, W Florissant, ends Harris

#59 Dogtown: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: Service Eliminated to Hampton and St. Louis County. New Route is CWE Transit Center south on Taylor to Clayton and around Hudlin Park, Kingshighway south to Oakland and St. Louis Community College, ending Wise

#70 Grand: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: Service Eliminated to North Broadway Taylor Transit Center. Route will end at Grand @ N 20th

#73 Carondelet Broadway: Current Schedule/Maps
Proposed Route Changes: Service Eliminated to Lemp and Cherokee. New Route is Civic Center/14th south to Chouteau east to Broadway, south to Meramec, west to Virginia, south to Michigan, south to Ivory and Alabama and into St. Louis County, ending at South County Center

#74 Florissant: Current Schedule/Maps
Proposed Route Changes: No Change

#80 Park Shaw: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: Route Eliminated

#90 Hampton: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: Service Eliminated thru Forest Park. Service will go around Forest Park and return to normal route at DeBaliviere. Service Eliminated on McLaren and Halls Ferry, new route is Goodfellow to Hall Ferry Circle and Riverview to Riverview Transit Center. On the south, Service Eliminated to Catalan Transit Center, service stops at Hampton Transit Center.

#94 Page: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: New Route is 14th (not 18th) to Market, west to North Compton to MLK and Page, west to St. Louis County

#95 Kingshighway: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: No Change

#96 Market Street Shuttle: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: Route Eliminated

#97 Delmar: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: Barely resembles Delmar route. Eliminated Service to Washington Ave, 14th to Compton. Service on Delmar at 14th west to Jefferson, serving MLK west from Jefferson to Franklin, west to Enright, Vandeventer back to Delmar and west to St. Louis County.

#99 Downtown Trolley: Current Schedule/Map
Proposed Route Changes: Route Eliminated

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

Wednesday Northside-Southside Light Rail Meeting @ Central Library

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4-7 pm Wednesday, January 17th, 2017
Northside-Southside Light Rail Meeting
Sponsored by *Northside-Southside Study
Central Public Library, 1301 Olive
Free – Open to Public – Light Refreshments
Public Transit: #19 St. Louis Ave, #41 Lee, #74 Florissant, #97 Delmar

Event Website

The St. Louis Regions public transit agency, Metro, d.b.a. for Bi-State Development Agency, was created by interstate compact and is governed by appointees made by the governors of Missouri and Illinois. The City of St. Louis and County of St. Louis collect taxes, approved by voters, for Bi-State but do not have any control over the budget and services.

*East-West Gateway Council of Governments in partnership with City of St. Louis and St. Louis City Treasurer.