Freight Transportation

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    5 Reasons Why Getting Marijuana Delivered in the Mail is Awesome

    Police in St. Ann claim that legalized marijuana in other states are causing a big influx of weed to come into the area. But even if that's true, is it really a bad thing? Stories like this pop-up around the country every few weeks. And ever since marijuana laws have progressed more towards sanity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    "Support Original Things": Jack Buck's Advice to New Bands Based On Its Experiences

    In this week's music feature, RFT Music talks Jack Buck, a noisy St. Louis rock band that, in its three-year tenure, put out two memorable records and made a racket on every stage that it hit. Check out the full write-up on Jack Buck, plan on catching them one last time tonight during their last St. ... More >>

  • Film

    November 7, 2013
  • Film

    October 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    St. Louis Has Nation's Third Worst "Moving Deficit" (More People Leaving Than Arriving)

    Metro St. Louis had more people moving out of the region than moving in this summer, according to data from St. Louis-based United Van Lines. The nation's largest moving firm, United has been tracking annual domestic migration for the past 36 years on a state-by-state basis. Over the past two years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Last Shot: The Postal Service Deliver a Much Needed Boost

    [Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Best of Coachella 2013: Weekend Two

    The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant floresce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Lambert Airport's China Hub Is Dead, But May Live at MidAmerica Airport

    ​Midwest China Hub Commission Chair Mike Jones all but admitted defeat in the battle to pry tax breaks and public money from Missourians in order to build a dedicated aviation center at Lambert St. Louis International Airport. Jones blamed Missouri for being "cheap" as the main reason why the prop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    USPS Begins Budget Cuts in Springfield and Cape Girardeau

    ​The Springfield and Cape Girardeau mail processing centers will be consolidated this year by the United States Postal Service, at a cost of 136 positions combined. Some of those jobs may be transferred to the Kansas City and Downtown St. Louis Sorting and Processing Facilities, which are assuming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Cop Ganks Dank, Feds Spank

    ​Here's why your package from Humboldt didn't arrive in time for Christmas: Sergeant Larry J. Davis of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department enjoys his job so much that he allegedly took work home with him on a regular basis. Davis is assigned to the Central Patrol Division-Special Operatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    St. Louis: A Dog-Eat-Mailman World and City Health Director Wearing MilkBone Underwear

    ​Remember one those classic intros to Cheers when Norm walks into the bar and Woody asks him how he's doing? Norm responds: "It's a dog-eat-dog world, Woody, and I'm wearing MilkBone underwear." I recalled that scene this morning when reading the latest dust up regarding St. Louis' problem with st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Today's Inaugural China Hub Flight Gets Mascot: Ghost of Herve Villechaize

    Look, boss! The plane! The plane!​Media is invited this afternoon to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to witness the first of what city officials hope will be thousands of more cargo flights from China. The China Cargo Airlines jet is scheduled to land at 4 p.m. The governor, local official ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    St. Louis Airport Director Gung-Ho on Cargo Hub

    Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge has done her part. Will legislators follow?​As legislators in Jefferson City yesterday continued to debate $360 million in tax credits to help fund an international cargo hub at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, the airport's director, Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, plowed f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Post Offices In St. Louis May Be on the National Chopping Block

    ​When's the last time you sent a letter...or mailed anything at all besides a rent check? It's probably been a while; you probably do most of your correspondence online.The United States Post Office is taking notice. Today, the USPS released a list of 3,653 post offices nationwide to be studied fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Receding River Allows Amtrak to Restore Full Service to Kansas City

    Amtrak: Now free to move about Missouri.​Amtrak will restore full service between St. Louis and Kansas City beginning Wednesday. Flooding along the Missouri River forced Amtrak to reduce its runs between the two cities earlier this month after Union Pacific switched more of its freight traffic ont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Swollen Missouri River Forces Amtrak to Reduce St. Louis to Kansas City Service

    The Union Pacific line west of Jefferson City as viewed this morning.​Flood waters along the Missouri River have forced the Union Pacific railroad to divert its freight trains to a line of track the carrier shares with Amtrak. The resulting congestion has forced the passenger train to temporarily ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Air Cargo Analyst Stands By Criticism of St. Louis China Hub

    Michael Webber: Says St. Louis is paying to hear what it wants to about the China Hub.​Michael Webber, an air-cargo consultant based out of Kansas City, took a lot of heat yesterday from Daily RFT commenters when we re-published some of his thoughts on St. Louis' plans to transform Lambert Field i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    St. Louis China Hub Called Infeasible; Won't Deliver Jobs or Flights

    Look! Is that a Chinese cargo jet about to land in St. Louis, or just pie in the sky?​Air cargo consultant Michael Webber does not mince words then it comes to questioning the promises tied to the proposed Midwest China Hub at Lambert St. Louis International Airport. Webber argues that the cargo h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    St. Louis is Tops in Postal Carrier Dog Bites

    It's up to you to prevent this.​We're No. 5! Celebratory chomps all around.OK, it's not actually that funny. The U.S. Postal Service today released data on the nation's top cities for dog attacks on postal carriers, and St. Louis tied for fifth (along with San Antonio) with 39 attacks in 2010. Hou ... More >>

  • Music

    January 20, 2011

    Oberhofer/Flaming Death Trap/Dubb Nubb

    9 p.m. Wednesday, January 26. The Billiken Club, 20 North Grand Boulevard in the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    UPDATE: Last of the Steam-Powered Trains May Puff Into Town -- If You Cast Your Vote

    image viaThe ol' 844 steams down the track.​Update, January 18: The Little Rock Express beat out the Tuscola Turn, 76,217 votes to 73,175. Daily RFT apologizes to Tuscolans who cannot take a little trash-talking in the name of friendly competition. -------- The nineteenth century was definit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Postal Worker Stole $2,500 in Birthday Money From Wash. U. and Fontbonne Kids

    image viaIs nothing sacred?​Thomas Riner, who sorted mail at the U.S. Postal Service processing center downtown, was convicted in a federal court last Wednesday, November 10, of nine counts of mail tampering and one count of mail theft. All ten cases involved taking money and gift cards from b ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2010

    Owl City

    8 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Music

    January 13, 2010

    Bob Wayne

    9 p.m. Friday, January 15. The Fox Hole at the Atomic Cowboy, 4140 Manchester Avenue.

  • Music

    October 7, 2009

    Dr. Dog

    8 p.m. Tuesday, October 13. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University, One Brookings Drive.

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard Set Tour Dates

    Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard are playing four shows in October, to celebrate the release of their Jack Kerouac-inspired collaboration, One Fast Move Or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur. The closest tour date is October 26 in Chicago at Lincoln Hall -- and judging by the band backing the pair, a road trip m ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2009

    Jenny Lewis

    8 p.m. Sunday, June 14. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    St. Louis to Chicago in Under Four Hours By Train

    It may be possible in the not-too-distant future. Yesterday President Barack Obama unveiled plans for a high-speed rail network throughout the United States. A Midwestern route -- with a hub based in Chicago -- could go online in 2012 connecting the Windy City with Milwaukee and Detroit. Another lin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2008

    St. Louis Gets a Grand Central Station (Sort Of)

    On Friday nights or Saturday mornings in the wee small hours, you can usually find me down at the Amshack on 16th Street waiting for the late train from Chicago. Or, rather, waiting for one particular passenger to alight from said train. It's not an especially pleasant place to pass the time: It's c ... More >>

  • Music

    May 9, 2007

    Sending Out an S.O.S.

    Independent media and labels bear the brunt of the postal service raising its rates.

  • Home Entertainment

    October 18, 2006

    Cold as Ice

    NHL 2K7 looks pretty, but fails to light the lamp.

  • Dining

    May 17, 2006

    Little Debbie Marshmallow Pies (Banana)

    Grand Supermarket
    2700 South Grand Boulevard

  • News

    May 10, 2006

    Running on Empty

    Truck firms are so desperate for drivers that just about anybody can get behind the wheel

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2006
  • News

    August 10, 2005

    You've Got Mail

    That is, unless you live in McKinley Heights

  • News

    February 16, 2005

    Rich McDonough

    (Wednesday night, Beale on Broadway)

  • Music

    August 18, 2004

    Love's Labor Remixed

    We strike out with the ladies, music-geek style, check out John Kerry's Behind the Music and hunt for Weird Al trivia

  • Calendar

    July 14, 2004

    Puttin' the "Rrrrr" in Washers

    The sport of backyard kings

  • News

    February 11, 2004


    Week of February 11, 2004

  • News

    January 28, 2004

    Going Postal

    Maybe its time to revisit Steve Stogels redevelopment plan for the Old Post Office downtown

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Shortcut

    Sublette Avenue

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Post Office

    Kirkwood Post Office

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2002

    Track Meet

    The Museum of Transportation throws wide its gates for a get-together

  • News

    January 16, 2002

    The Dresser

    With his snappy threads, fancy footwork and sordid past, Vance Thompson has cut a swath through St. Louis

  • News

    November 21, 2001

    Board Games

    New school-board members Amy Hilgemann and Rochell Moore wanted to improve public education in St. Louis but ended up suing the district. The gridlock continues, but the schools remain the same.

  • News

    October 17, 2001

    The Anthrax Is Not in the Mail

    Americans need to get defiant about terrorism

  • News

    January 13, 1999