Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District (St. Louis Metro)

St. Louis, MO 63102


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St. Louis, MO 63102

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Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District (St. Louis Metro) (Metro)
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The Bi-State Development Agency, d.b.a. Metro, serves the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, including St. Louis City and County in Missouri and St. Clair County in Illinois. 

Products and Press Releases


St. Louis Metro efforts to address workforce shortages sees positive results

Jan. 9, 2024
The trend is the result of a comprehensive, multi-faceted hiring initiative that is drawing more qualified candidates to apply, leading to more job offers being extended and helping...
Siemens Mobility

St. Louis Metro Transit inks $390.4 million contract with Siemens Mobility

Nov. 30, 2023
The contract will provide St. Louis Metro with new light-rail vehicles and project management and resources for future projects.
St. Louis Metro

St. Louis Metro Transit to launch single-car train service pilot program Oct. 2

Sept. 27, 2023
During the pilot period, single-car trains will continue to operate seven days a week throughout the 46-mile MetroLink system in the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County in ...
Safety & Security

MetroLink issues bid request for platform fencing and gates as part of Metro Transit’s Secure Platform Plan

Aug. 18, 2023
The Metro Transit’s Secure Platform Plan is pursuing security measures in this $52 million project to control access onto MetroLink platforms on the 46-mile light-rail system....
Safety & Security

SCCTD partners with Chestnut Health Systems in effort to manage riders with health and behavioral issues

The partnership has also expanded to the St. Louis Metro Transit and has connected more than 1,000 riders with support services.
Bi-State Development
A new pilot program will rotate metal detectors throughout the MetroLink stations in St. Louis, Mo., St. Louis County, Mo., and St. Clair County, Ill.
Safety & Security

St. Louis Metro Transit to launch metal detector pilot program

May 4, 2023
The metal detectors will be rotated through MetroLink’s stations in Missouri and Illinois and riders will walk through the devices to gain access to the platforms.
St. Louis Metro
Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Stations have been selected for first two packages for St. Louis Metro’s Secure Platform Plan

May 1, 2023
The Secure Platform Plan is part of a multi-tiered strategy to grow ridership and deliver a stronger transit experience by creating centralized, highly secure customer entrances...
Citizens For Modern Transit
A rendering of the 'Transit Stop Transformation Project” at the 5th and Missouri Transit Center in East St. Louis.
Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Finalized design concept approved for Transit Stop Transformation Project

The project is being completed in conjunction with the St. Clair County Transit District, Citizens for Modern Transit, AARP in St. Louis and Metro Transit.
St. Clair County Transit District
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SCCTD starts construction on new $13,584 Public Safety Center

The 16,000- square-foot facility is being funded by a $9,975 Rebuild Illinois grant and will play a key role in further enhancing the safety and security of public transit.
St. Louis Metro
Safety & Security

St. Louis MetroLink Task Force Incident Report for Quarter 3 2022 shows greater security presence across entire St. Louis region

Jan. 6, 2023
The proactive approach is contributing to increased MetroLink ridership, with boardings up seven percent between Quarters 2 and 3 of 2022.

Articles & News

St. Louis Metro

ATU locals reach two three-year agreements with two transit agencies

Aug. 11, 2023
ATU Local 732 reached a three-year collective bargaining agreement with MARTA that features new benefits in MARTA’s healthcare coverage and ATU Local 788 reached a three-year ...
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
FTA officials joined GCRTA at an event to mark the awarding of a $130 million grant that will allow the authority to purchase up to rail cars.

FTA awards more than $700 million to six agencies for rail car replacement

The first-time grants were awarded through FTA’s Rail Vehicle Replacement Program, which targets replacement of aging rail cars responsible for service delays and increased maintenance...
Bi-State Development
B-State Development is moving forward with planning the Jefferson Alignment MetroLink Expansion project to deliver a north-south MetroLink connection in St. Louis, Mo.

Bi-State Development advances proposed north-south MetroLink expansion

March 27, 2023
The agency will secure a Program Management Consultant and fund preliminary planning for the Jefferson Alignment MetroLink Expansion project.
Bi-State Development/KAT/Transdev
Left to right: Bi-State Development approved an investment to retain and train employees; KAT has increased starting wages to attract new talent and Transev has joined an effort to committing to hiring refugees over the next three years.

Transit recruitment news: Bi-State Development; KAT; Transdev

Sept. 29, 2022
Retention pay, higher starting pay and a commitment to hire refugees are all tactics transit stakeholders are using for workforce development.
Loop Trolley
The East-West Gateway Council of Governments approved a $1.26 million grant for the Loop Trolley.

Loop Trolley to benefit from $1.26 million grant

The funding was approved by the East-West Gateway Council of Governments and includes a federal grant plus a local match.
St. Louis Metro Transit
St. Louis Metro Transit crews working to repair track infrastructure shortly after the St. Louis area experienced historic rainfall at the end of July. Service was restored to MetroLink Red Line within 72 hours of the event and service on the full Blue Line will return Aug. 22.

St. Louis Blue Line MetroLink service to resume Aug. 22

Aug. 19, 2022
A late July storm severely damaged parts of the MetroLink system with damage estimated to cost $40 million.
Bi-State Development
Crews use heavy equipment to make repairs to the MetroLink trackbed that was damaged by historic rains at the end of July.

St. Louis Metro provides update on flood damage repair progress

A two-mile stretch of the MetroLink system between Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station and Delmar Loop Station sustained the most significant damage to rail and signal infrastructure...
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The Loop Trolley will resume service for a three month pilot period starting Aug. 4, 2022.

St. Louis Loop Trolley back in operation

Aug. 4, 2022
Aug. 4 marks the first day of regular operation in more than two years.
St. Louis Metro
In addition to damage to tracks and signal systems, St. Louis Metro is expecting to declare one Call-A-Ride vehicle and a $10 million MetroLink train as total losses due to flooding on July 26.

Metro St. Louis estimates flood damage between $18-$20 million

July 29, 2022
The July 26 storms brought heavy rains and flash flooding to the St. Louis region resulting in reduced rail service.
Loop Trolley
The Loop Trolley 'Two-ey' is seen in the 2020 image.

Loop Trolley testing and operator training to begin July 27

Trolley service has been suspended since July 2020 and will resume in August under Bi-State Development operations.

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St. Louis Metro Transit
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Safety & Security

St. Louis Chapter of ASIS International honors St. Louis Metro Transit Security Team

Oct. 17, 2022
Metro Transit Security Specialist John Morning, and Security Officer Jerrell Griffin were recognized with awards, while Transit Security Specialists Kevin Cissell and Russell ...
Citizens for Modern Transit
The existing Metro Transit 5th and Missouri Transit Center in East St. Louis.

Metro Transit and partners to transform 5th & Missouri Transit Center

The joint effort between Citizens for Modern Transit, AARP in St. Louis, St. Clair County Transit District and Metro Transit create engaging spaces that promotes the use of transit...
St. Louis Metro
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Safety & Security

St. Louis Metro Transit and partners see additional progress on creating safer transit system

Sept. 12, 2022
The recent release of the MetroLink Task Force Incident Report for Quarter 2 underscores how a greater security presence across the entire system is the foundation for a more ...
Bi-State Development
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Northside-Southside MetroLink Corridor study agreement approved by Bi-State Development Board

June 13, 2022
The Northside-Southside Corridor Study will expand the Northside-Southside Corridor Technological Alternatives Analysis to develop a more complete assessment of alternatives.
St. Louis Metro
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Charles Stewart appointed Executive Director of St. Louis Metro Transit

April 27, 2022
He will oversee the day-to-day transit operations of the 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; a 400-vehicle MetroBus fleet including battery-electric and low-emission diesel buses...
St. Louis Metro
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St. Louis Metro to test single-car MetroLink train service starting March 14

March 10, 2022
The two-week pilot program aims to add flexibility to service.
St. Louis Metro
A Chestnut Health employee interacts with a rider on the St. Louis Metro transit system.
Safety & Security

St. Louis Metro launches behavior health pilot program

March 4, 2022
A new collaboration among Chestnut Health Systems, Metro Public Safety, Allied Universal and the MetroLink Police Task Force is an important step toward fulfilling the commitment...
Loop Trolley
A 2019 image of the Loop Trolley in operation. Bi-State Development has agreed to operate service on the 2.2-mile route, which has been suspended since December 2019.

Bi-State Development to take on operation of Loop Trolley

Feb. 21, 2022
Bi-State Development could start operations later this year and has agreed to operate the 2.2-mile heritage streetcar line until 2025.
St. Louis Metro
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St. Louis Metro improving MetroBus service reliability

Feb. 8, 2022
Familiar challenges are impacting MetroBus service, but transit officials vow to work on delivering on-time service to customers.