ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Starting today, Metro Transit’s quarterly service changes are going into effect, impacting the schedules for the MetroLink and almost six dozen bus lines.
Officials with Metro Transit say they are dealing with a drop in ridership. Metro spokesperson Patti Beck says it is clear that the number of passengers on their buses and trains has been dropping due to low gas prices. “I don’t know if you’ve saw gas prices in the last few days – $1.80. People take notice of public transit if they’re not regular riders when gas prices approach $4 and $5 a gallon,” Beck says.
Metro’s quarterly route adjustments will also take into account the recently completed Eads Bridge project that allows trains to run in both directions simultaneously, after four years of east- and westbound trains sharing one track.
Now that the rehab work is finished, new schedules for the Red and Blue MetroLink lines as well nearly 60 bus schedules are needed.
A full list of the updated schedules can be found at the Metro St. Louis website.
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