Patti Beck

Ferguson Effect? Mass Transit Ridership DownRidership fell by more than 8 percent on Metro trains and buses during the month the Ferguson grand jury decision was looming.
MetroLink Down in Metro East After Car Hits Utility PoleRepairs to take most of the day and could stretch into evening rush hour, according to MetroLink spokesperson.
Man Hit by MetroLink Train in Downtown St. LouisA man in his 60s was struck by a MetroLink train downtown at the Union Station MetroLink station just before 9 a.m. today.
Metro Fare Increase Takes Effect TodayMetro spokesperson Patti Beck says the fare increase marks the latest phase of their long-range plan, and will boost passenger income by more than $2 million a year.
Larry Rice: Metro's Bench Dividers Symbolize War Against HomelessA move by the St. Louis-area mass transit agency Metro will make it harder for homeless people to nap on bus shelter benches downtown, a move that has angered some advocates for the homeless.
No Napping Here: Metro Adds Dividers To Bus Shelter Benches"[They'll] discourage people from taking up the entire space with their packages and their bags or even by lying down," a spokeswoman explains.
Downed Wire Forces MetroLink ShutdownThat meant delays of up to an hour for customers. The stations affected were North Hanley, both UMSL stations, the Rock Road, and Wellston.

Listen Live