Metro 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.
A 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.
“[They'll] discourage people from taking up the entire space with their packages and their bags or even by lying down,” a spokeswoman explains.
That meant delays of up to an hour for customers. The stations affected were North Hanley, both UMSL stations, the Rock Road, and Wellston.