Metro expansion might mean tax hike -

Metro expansion might mean tax hike

(KMOV) -- Voters will have the final say in a mass transit plan for the St. Louis region that would include possible expansions to Westport, Florissant and South County.

To finance the expansion, Metro is pushing for a tax hike. Metro said that if the proposed half cent sales tax fails, the system will shrink by 50 percent.

The last push for a tax hike was unsuccessful. Metro said it was criticized by voters who rejected the last attempt at the polls, claiming there was nothing in it for them.

Metro refutes that claim, and wants to get the message out that a service expansion is in St. Louis' best interest.

For more information and to see Metro's master plan, visit



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