9/9/13 8:18 AMSt. Louis Rapid Transit Connector Study - Get InvolvedPage 2 of 16http://www.movingtransitforward.org/stlrapidtransit/get_involved/discussion.aspx
The study is now in the alternatives analysis phase. Four alternatives have been identified:Halls-Ferry Riverview BRTWest Florissant-Natural Bridge BRTPage Avenue BRTI-64 Highway BRTThese four potential BRT routes are options for improving transit connections between St. Louis County andthe City of St. Louis. One of the study’s main goals is to address the need for quick, direct travel fromneighborhoods north and south of Downtown St. Louis to employers located in north and west St. LouisCounty. The “Central Corridor” stretching from Downtown St. Louis to the Central West End and Claytonstill holds the region’s largest concentration of jobs, but the largest job growth is occurring in places likeChesterfield, Earth City, and St. Charles – areas easily accessible by highway, but currently not by publictransit. The type of BRT service currently being studied is intended to expand access and improve travel timeto those job opportunities – of particular importance to reverse commuters traveling to major job centers insuburban areas – while also providing a premium transit alternative for car commuters. The Rapid TransitConnector Study will identify candidates for Metro’s first two BRT routes; Metro will continue to work withthe region to identify future BRT routes. Other transit options identified inMoving Transit Forward, such asexpansions of the MetroLink System, are intended to meet other long-term goals such as strengtheningneighborhoods and encouraging transit-oriented development.Alternatives analysis involves evaluating the performance of each alternative along parameters includingridership, expanded access to key destinations, travel time savings, and land use benefits. These technicaloutcomes will be combined with public input to identify the two potential projects most likely to meet projectgoals, benefit the region, and successfully compete for federal funding.
The four alternatives are still works in progress.
The route configuration, number of stations, frequencies,and service strategies for each transit option described below are initial recommendations that form the basisfor ridership projections and more detailed analysis. They are subject to change considering public input andadditional findings from the technical process.
You Tell Us: Evaluating the Four Potential Projects
Use the information presented on this website to let us know how well the alternatives presented meetthe study’s objectives bycompleting our online survey.
The survey is brief.