Brett Blume @brettblumekmoxBy Brett Blume

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Officials with Metro didn’t want to lay out lots of cash for brand new buses, but they needed to increase capacity.

The solution was an articulate one—as in pre-owned, 60-foot-long “articulated” buses that bend in the middle.

Photo: Brett Blume/KMOX

Photo: Brett Blume/KMOX

“The operating cost of this bus over the 40-foot bus it’s replacing is about 2 to 2 1/2 percent more, but the capacity is 22 percent greater,” says Metro Chief Operating Officer Ray Friem.

He says the longer buses will start serving the over-crowded “Grand Line” in early June, and they’ll eventually have 15 of them in the fleet.

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