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St. Louis Metro Reopens Expanded Civic Center Transit Center

Representatives of FTA, the city of St. Louis and other partners participated in St. Louis Metro’s ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the newly expanded Civic Center Transit Center in advance of the facility’s Aug. 14 opening.

The completely redesigned facility serves all 23 MetroBus routes that operate in downtown St. Louis, connecting them to MetroLink light rail and Metro Call-A-Ride paratransit with easy access to Amtrak and Greyhound. The renovation triples the number of indoor bus bays from six to 18, can accommodate 60-foot articulated buses and could serve as a future BRT terminal. The building also includes a new indoor waiting area, concessions and security and transit personnel offices.

“Our team at Metro is committed toward making smart, fiscally responsible investments to improve and expand the region’s public transit system,” said John Nations, president and chief executive officer of Bi-State Development. “In just 14 months, they have transformed the Civic ­Center Transit Center, and tourists, transit riders, residents, employees, sports fans and concert-goers will now be able to enjoy a first-class transit facility.”

Federal funding secured through FTA paid for 80 percent of the $10.5 million total project cost, with the remainder paid through local funding. 

“Every day, tens of thousands of passengers travel right here through downtown St. Louis from all parts of our region,” said Ray Friem, executive director of Metro Transit. “It’s our responsibility to ensure that they not only have a more efficient, more comfortable and safer experience, but also ensure that they have the best transportation options we can provide.”

Officials at the redesigned Civic Center Transit Center in downtown St. Louis include the city’s Mayor Lyda Krewson, fourth from left; FTA Region 7 Administrator Mokhtee Ahmad, fourth from right; and Bi-State Development President and CEO John Nations, third from right.

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