I spoke with a Metro Officer last night. We started with small talk but it quickly turned more controversial and he gave me some insight. Note: He was sitting in his car, probably 100 feet away from the platform entrance. He mentioned that the new Metro Police Officers (blue shirts, red patches) ar...
^ Just FYI, that is true on most but not all trams in Amsterdam. Some lines don't have conductor cabins.
Is there a single block of downtown sidewalk that's not haphazardly, randomly closed for one reason, or for none at all? I'm not even talking big demolition or construction, but just thoughtless, cheap barriers like the following, with no concern for the disabled or even able-bodied pedestrians, no ...
Every transit system I've ridden requires proof of purchase—Chicago, DC, Atlanta, London, Paris, Prague... It's common. No paid ticket, no passing the turnstiles. I sense Metro, like a fledgling tech-startup, is more interested in users than paid-users. You haven't ridden many light rail systems th...
johnnyqnola wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:42 am
The STL City/County divide is obscenely expensive for all parties involved.
This has nothing to do with the city/county divide other than the fact that an extremely dysfunctional city is involved.
St. Louis and Pittsburgh have almost equal populations, yet our budget is TWICE theirs. How can that be? https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-another-big-st-louis-budget-bloated-to-accommodate-the/article_f4a21ff2-d649-50ec-9d66-220273203fe9.html As it points out, obscene. It makes ...
Just as a point of reference, the Arch cost $13M to build in 1967 - including the transportation system. That's about $100M today, adjusted for inflation. The renovation cost four times as much. That's hard to fathom.
hoffa270 wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 5:03 pm
Live Cam Of The Aquarium Progress
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^ think about your post and think about it in context of any crime? ok, good. so now you just realized that police aren't around to witness 99.9999999% of crime, its gets reported to them after that fact. For the cited violent crimes, yes. For quality of life infractions and the overall lack of saf...
Violent crimes and thefts have decreased by 70 percent on MetroLink trains, stations and parking lots in St. Louis County compared to this time last year, according to St. Louis County Police Captain Scott Melies How do you measure crime when you aren't present on the system? If a crime happens on ...
BuckyO'Hare wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:02 pm
This was taken by a friend and sent to me. The bikes were in the Normandy area in North county.Are they allowed to travel that far?

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There's one in Arnold and another in Creve Coeur right now.
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?