Does St. Charles County Need A Better Mass Transit System?
Since 97-percent of the people there own their own car, County Executive Steve Ehlmann says there really isn’t a need unless gas prices go up.
“When gasoline prices get to $5 a gallon there is going to be people, even in St. Charles, wanting to say ‘hey, maybe it’ll be better to have a bus out here,” said Ehlmann.
Ehlmann notes that from 1904 to 1933, there was a trolley line in St. Charles which crossed the river and connected with others in Wellston.
The end to that was, of course, the internal combustion engine.