Stenger Proposes “Connector” MetroLink Line through Ferguson

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger is proposing a “connector” line between the city’s favored north-south route and the county’s suggested metro-north route that would cut through Ferguson.

After receiving an award at a downtown luncheon yesterday, Stenger says St. Louis needs to decide as a 17-county region which routes to build. And despite tensions between himself and Mayor Francis Slay, Stenger says he recently met with Slay to discuss mending fences.

“We talked about some of the issues around [the MetroLink expansion] and around a more regional approach to making these determinations. It was a productive meeting,” Stenger says.

However, studying a connector line doesn’t mean Stenger approves of building both the city- and county-favored lines and connecting them. He says he is waiting until a series of alternate light rail line studies are done before making any decisions.

“If the routes proceed, we’re going to start building one of the routes that are under analysis right now,” Stenger says.

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