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Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Best News in a Long Time!

This is late in coming, but reading this Post-Dispatch article almost brought a tear of joy to my planner's eye:

Crowds flock to Metro's trains, buses

Best of all is this quote:

Metro has reported serving nearly 5.5 million passenger trips in May — believed to be the highest one-month tally since the early 1980s.
With any luck, St. Louis County will pass a proposed sales tax to support Metro, which is the least publicly subsidized transit agency in the country.

New Orleans' Regional Transit Authority (RTA)'s bus and streetcar fare is $1.25--much cheaper than St. Louis's $1.75.

Fare increases should not be an option if Metro wants to assist residents in ditching their cars.


Karen said...

Do they make you bake in the sun while you wait for the bus in St Louis??

Matt M. said...

On major streets, there is the sporadic shelter. For the most part, just as in N.O., you must bake while you stand!

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