Friday, April 29, 2005

Impeccable Timing by Metro Transit

Bi-State Development Agency, aka "Metro" runs MetroLink and MetroBus service in St. Louis city and county. Their Arts-in-Transit division is a co-sponsor of St. Louis Earth Day 2005 in Forest Park.

However, on May 1st, 2005, when the Earth Day Festival is in full swing, MetroLink will not be operating normally.

Earlier this week, the drop-off loop at Forest Park MetroLink station closed (PDF link to press release). This makes it considerably more difficult to get to the station on foot.

And this weekend (April 30 and May 1), MetroLink Cross County extension construction will mean trains will not operate from Grand to Wellston MetroLink stations (another press release in PDF). Forest Park station, of course, is where the new line will begin, so it's smack in the middle of this construction.

As a result, in order to get to Forest Park, MetroLink riders will have to board buses at Wellston or Grand, depending where they're coming from, to ride the rest of the way.

That's not exactly the most convenient or quickest way to get to Earth Day. I should know; I ride buses and MetroLink every day!

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