Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Ask Metro

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Ask Metro

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Chat with representatives from Metro Transit at noon on the first Wednesday of each month to get your transit questions answered at stltoday.com/chat. Here's an edited excerpt from last week's chat:

John: You've cut several long routes (under a quarterly service change Aug. 14) into two, forcing passengers to transfer and incur a layover. How is this good transit planning?

Metro: We're hoping these shorter routes will provide customers with more direct, reliable connections. For example, today we don't see a great deal of through travel between segments on the U shape of the #30 Soulard. However, before the expansion of the Civic Center transit center we did not have a space for two separate routes to stop and "lay over" in downtown. Other routes, like the #40 Broadway, were very long and often experienced delays in traffic, especially downtown. …

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