Future of St. Louis Public Transportation Up for Vote Today

Will Metro make it this time?
Will Metro make it this time?
Voters in St. Louis County today will be asked to approve a half-cent sales tax hike for Metro.

If approved, Proposition A would also trigger quarter-cent tax increase in the city. All told, the tax hike would raise $70-$80 million a year for Metro, which plans to use the funds to resume bus routes canceled last year (after a similar ballot issue failed in November 2008) and for future MetroLink expansion.

So what's it going to be St. Louis? More public transit -- or keep the status quo?

Somehow, I think it will probably be the latter. We're kind of a status quo kind of town.