Ridership fell by more than 8 percent on Metro trains and buses during the month the Ferguson grand jury decision was looming.
Repairs to take most of the day and could stretch into evening rush hour, according to MetroLink spokesperson.
A man in his 60s was struck by a MetroLink train downtown at the Union Station MetroLink station just before 9 a.m. today.
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.