St. Louis County to vote on Prop. A for Metro services - KMOV.com

St. Louis County to vote on Prop. A for Metro services

(KMOV) -- Residents will vote on Proposition A on Tuesday. Prop. A is a half cent sales tax increase for Metro that would generate $70-80 million a year.

If it fails, it could result in massive cut-backs. If it passes, Metro would restore all of the routes it cut after voters rejected the tax in November of 2008. It also means Metro Link, Metro Bus and Call-A-Ride services will expand.

Currently, Metro has emergency funding from the federal government but those funds would run out in May 2010.

If Prop. A is not passed, Metro will be forced to make more cuts to transit. However, critics say Metro has a history of wasting taxpayers’ money.
 
Supporters of the tax such as, Chesterfield Mayor John Nations, say there are safeguards to ensure the tax money will not go to waste.
 
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