Officials: Metro drivers call in sick, rates for parking at Fair St. Louis reduced

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 4 at 9:32 PM

(KMOV.com) – Officials told News a large number Metro drivers called in sick Friday, meaning fewer trains were running than what was originally planned.

"We actually planned to have extra service today on the MetroLink and buses," said John Nations, President & CEO of Metro. "While we have it on the buses, we have had an unusually high number of people call in sick today."

Metro told News 4 it planned to have 29 trains operation, but only 24 were available. As a result, organizers have lowered the price of parking inside Forest Park from $30 to $20.

Metro officials advised people to leave extra time when traveling to Fair St. Louis. Despite the reduced number or trains, Metro believes it will still be able to move people in and out of Forest Park effectively and safely.

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