Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Ask Metro

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Ask Metro

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Chat with a representative from Metro Transit at noon on the first Wednesday of each month at stltoday.com/chat. Here's an edited excerpt from last week's chat:

Frank: Lots of transit agencies get sponsors to pay for transit services for days such as New Year's Eve . Why can't Metro get on this?

Metro: Passenger revenue is a critical source of funding to operate Metro and the cost of offsetting passenger fares across the transit system for an entire service day may be higher than potential sponsors are willing to pay. We have had some success offering free fares on certain routes or at certain stations in association with special events. Metro actively seeks creative solutions for attracting and retaining customers, while maintaining necessary operating revenues. …

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