MetroBus service resumes in August at newly expanded Civic Center Transit Center

The expansion of Metro’s Civic Center Transit Center at 14th and Spruces streets in downtown St. Louis is nearing completion, and MetroBus service to the redesigned transit center is scheduled to resume on Monday, Aug. 14.

metro squarelogoThe Civic Center Transit Center is Metro’s downtown transit hub, and over the past year, it has been under construction. The completely redesigned Metro transit location has been built to accommodate more MetroBus vehicles and will offer new customer amenities, including a new transit center building with public restrooms, an indoor waiting area, digital arrival-time boards, concessions and on-site security and operations personnel.

Starting Aug. 14, all 23 MetroBus routes that serve downtown St. Louis will meet at the Civic Center Transit Center and will connect bus riders with MetroLink. Four existing MetroBus routes will be split into eight new routes, and these shorter routes will provide passengers with more direct service and better reliability.

Metro is inviting its riders and the public to learn more about the newly expanded Civic Center Transit Center at a public meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at St. Louis City Hall Rotunda, 1200 Market St. Metro employees will be available to answer questions about the new routes and where MetroBus customers will catch their buses starting Aug. 14.

Construction of the redesigned Civic Center Transit Center began in April 2016. Metro successfully competed for federal funding for the Civic Center Transit Center expansion project, and that funding supports 80 percent of the total project cost of $10.5 million.

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