ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – Despite a 2010 vote approving a Metro tax, Metro plans to eliminate some bus stops in St. Louis.
According to Metro officials, the changes are not about losing bus service, but about efficiency. They plan to evaluate all 72 of its stops over the next several months – for the first time in 10 years.
Metro said some stops aren’t used and others are too close together. And they cited eliminating unused or excess stops also eliminates maintenance and fuel costs.
“They're going to have to walk a little further, perhaps. But I think they want us to do things in a way that make sense, so that we can sustain the service,” said Dianne Williams, a spokesperson for Metro.
If you’d like to contact Metro to let them know what you think about your bus stop, you can call Metro at 314-231-2345.