New shuttle system to Gateway Arch set to begin downtown -

New shuttle system to Gateway Arch set to begin downtown

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( – Tourists who come to St. Louis to see the Gateway Arch say finding the famous landmark is a challenge, but thanks to a new shuttle system downtown, their troubles will disappear.

“We're a little confused,” said Sophie Carlisle. Carlisle brought her family to St. Louis during spring break and planned a trip to the top of the Arch. “We got tickets this morning, but didn't know how to get here for lunch. Now we don't know how to get to the archway although we can see it.”

Carlisle and her family aren't the only ones confused. Steve Owings, the owner of Morgan Street Brewing, says he gets asked ‘How do I get there?' more often than any other question. He says the confusion hurts his business. “It was a little difficult. We didn't have the number of people coming down to the building,” Owings said.

However, a new shuttle system is set to start ferrying people to various parts of downtown. The shuttle will run from Laclede's Landing to The Old Court House to The Old Cathedral and the Arch and down to the riverfront.

“I think it will be great,” Owings said. “Hopefully, we get a lot of people using it.”

Great Rivers Greenway will be funding the shuttle system so the service will be free. “We just want to make it as easy as possible for folks to get around to all the destinations downtown during construction for the Arch River Project,” said Emma Klues, Communication Manager for Great Rivers Greenway.

The shuttle will start on Monday, April 20 from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. every day until the construction is finished.

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