Monday, August 3, 2009
Metro Restores Some Bus Services; No Changes to Metrolink
By Chad Garrison
on Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 11:46 AM
, today restored some of the bus service it was forced to cut March 30 due to budget shortfalls
The return of those bus lines comes as Metro takes advantage of a one-time $12 million appropriation from the state legislature. MetroLink service -- which was made less frequent in April -- will remain unchanged. The agency plans to restore its Call-A-Ride service to areas within three-fourths of a mile of restored MetroBus service.
Even with the restored routes, Metro today provides less service today than it did prior to March 30 when it was forced to reduce transit service by 30 percent on its bus, Metrolink and Call-A-Ride programs.
In a statement
today, the agency again stressed the need for a permanent and growing source of funds for its service. (Unlike in Illinois, Metro receives very little
in way of annual aid from Missouri.)
Check out which bus routes have been restored here
The St. Louis public transit agency,