Media Kit » Try RailPrime™ Today! »
Progressive Railroading
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry



This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.




railPrime
View Current Digital Issue »


RAIL EMPLOYMENT & NOTICES



Rail News Home Passenger Rail

4/19/2010



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Sales tax measure enables St. Louis Metro to restore service


advertisement

St. Louis Metro is taking steps to restore transit services that were cut back in 2009 and review routes to determine which ones should be reconfigured or extended.

The restoration plan comes after 63 percent of voters in St. Louis County earlier this month approved Proposition A, which established a sales tax of one-half of 1 percent to fund public transit in the region. The measure also triggered a one-quarter of 1 percent sales tax in the city of St. Louis that voters had approved in 1997.

Metro estimates the sales tax will generate revenue of about $74 million, with nearly $8 million of that coming from St. Louis.

The new revenue will provide the funds needed for a required local match to apply for federal funds, which would enable the authority to create new Metrolink and bus rapid transit lines, Metro President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Baer said in a prepared statement.


Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

More News from 4/19/2010