Every few years I coordinate a meeting of colleagues in St. Louis. I'm getting all their flights and other reservations coordinated to make an agenda. Some are coming in for the first time and haven't flown into STL before. It just struck me that this is the first time in 15+ years doing this that I...
^ As eee123 points out, they may as well also figure out coverage for contracted guards when they ARE on patrol, because they're useless. I think the article said there are 140 contracted security guards? Not a damn one of them does anything. Whether one "blames" them or not (i.e. due to their low s...
^ I don't necessarily blame him for any shortcomings of the CC route, as the plans were in motion well before he arrived. One could argue that the reputation of Metrolink took a major hit after it opened, due to his disastrous lawsuit, and that turned off potential passengers and any hope of a true ...
He may be on a different plane than some already mentioned, but Larry Salci. He caused particularly major distrust of Metro. The lawsuit he brought on the Cross County Collaborative ushered in the era of bus stop signs with bags placed over them because the organization ran out of money. If this wa...
He may be on a different plane than some already mentioned, but Larry Salci. He caused particularly major distrust of Metro. The lawsuit he brought on the Cross County Collaborative ushered in the era of bus stop signs with bags placed over them because the organization ran out of money. If this was...
quincunx wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:02 pm
KSDK Channel 5 did last night.
It's easier playing victim.
I still think Metro needs to install turnstiles at stations and better enforce fare evasion. Most of the bad folks that are on platforms and trains evade paying the fare and abuse the honor system. You don't know that. And if the cost of admission to cause trouble on the train is as low as a train ...
So if I live in the city and work in the county I guess I'm getting one over on the municipality I work in and every one I drive thru to get to work, eh? LOL Exactly. Most places welcome employers because they bring daytime activity, including the revered sales taxes and real estate taxes paid by t...
Why aren't they reporting the closings along Olive in Creve Coeur or Chesterfield Mall or Chesterfield outlets or Clayton closings? http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/chesterfield-mall-facing-another-change-in-owners-and-uncertain-future/article_af8a2f23-0a18-56b4-9d0f-cf7862d48f2d.html http://...
TransportMe, are you on the clock at Metro when you post, or are you only allowed to do so after work and on breaks? :wink:
I've been a "tester" for 18 months for the Gateway Card, and it's awesome. I ride the bus 10x more than I ever did before, due to not having to worry about having cash for the bus. It's also awesome not to have to break out my wallet at a Metro vending machine next to a bunch of sketchy characters....
Sen had its soft opening at lunch today. I was not able to make it, but hope to soon.
If it is a replacement for the #99, does that mean the CID would be absorbing the cost from Metro, just like it absorbed the cost of policing from the City? Or are rumors of taking over the trolley just speculation?
^ I don't recall one at OPO. Was that before or after renovations?
At some point, however, there's going to have to be some push turning to shove in order to reduce the number of municipalities and the pointless duplication of many services. Some (many) likely won't like it, but it's gotta happen someday. I think we might be surprised at how many sh*thole (pardon ...
matguy70 wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:08 pm
^ Yea, doesn't seem like their "struggle" is the actual story here.
The other issue is the quantity of local governments, which inevitably work against each other. That's where you need something like a population cutoff to force integration regardless of quality. Other than regional TIF control and sales tax policy (which is needed), I call nonsense. And high stan...
Still none on Metrolink, and the general "lawlessness" (smoking both cigarettes and weed on trains and platforms, rolling joints on the seat, selling transfers from a big stack, loud ass music, fights) is getting worse. Maybe not as many murders, assaults, or robberies (recent story on this forum no...
Any municipality that is sufficiently large enough (say, 10,000+ or something like that) and is capable of adequately functioning independently should probably be allowed to continue to exist, So if a town under 10,000 can meet requirements (no abuse of traffic tickets, professional services, accre...
How many rooms will be removed from the market when the City Center Hotel (formerly Sheraton) closes?

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Revie ... souri.html
^ Plus it probably has that musty smell that all good natural history museums have. Perfect for huge cabinets lined with drawers full of Victorian-era "specimens."

(But then again, where would people park?)
This is a false argument. It has literally been done in the real world already. Yes, in the short term they would have guns. Like literally anything else in the world it does not immediately solve the problem. It takes time and hard work and sustained proactive actions. Just like everything else in...
whitherSTL wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:13 pm
It'd be interesting to see what would happen if we banned guns. Would there just be hundreds of stabbings, fist fights?
What makes you think that banning guns would make guns go away? Criminals are already banned from owning guns.
^ It has nothing to do with funds. Well, I suppose putting a police officer on every platform might require more funds. But that's not the point. The problem is that the police agencies say they're staffing Metro (and getting paid to do it): at least 44 from the County alone ( link ; the County has ...
First, robbery isn't just "annoying." Someone playing music without headphones is "annoying."

Second,if I may ask - around where did the theft happen and for how long did the person ride the train? Or in other words, between where and where did passengers look for security/police and see none?