Tuesday, August 24, 2010
John Nations: Lawyer and Chesterfield Mayor to Head Metro Transit Agency
By Chad Garrison
on Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 7:43 AM
Proposition A campaign
to renew funding for Metro, John Nations
now has a new job overseeing St. Louis' transit agency.
Nations -- the current mayor of Chesterfield and an attorney with the Clayton firm Armstrong Teasdale -- will reportedly be tapped
for the job as Metro's new CEO this morning.
Nations replaces Bob Baer
who has headed the transit agency on an interim basis since 2007 when the controversial Larry Salci
This past spring, Nations headed up Advance St. Louis, a ballot campaign that asked St. Louis County to approve a half-cent sales tax to restore funding to Metro by raising nearly $75 million a year.
As Nations told Daily RFT
this past March: "If we can spend $550 million on the I-64 improvements. If we can spend
$750 million for a new Mississippi River bridge, well then, we can spend
a fraction of that on public transportation."
Fresh off his April victory as the leader of the