Photo credit: Laurie Skrivan. Post-Dispatch
We did it! Prop A passed by a wide margin--63%!!! This is a great vote in favor of our region-restored and stronger Metro service will be good for mobility, jobs, quality of life and so much more!
So what's next? Metro's Long Range Transportation Plan (created with citizen input) will begin to be implemented, starting with the following 1-5 year action items:
- Restoration of services that were cut in March 2009, including returning MetroLink to peak operating times, restoring Metro Bus and Call-a-Ride service, and adding frequency to crowded MetroBus routes;
- Planning and engineering of a new light rail extension;
- Planning, design, and construction of 2 bus rapid transit routes;
- Implementing upgraded passenger amenities and technology, including: Smart Card technology, web applications that take advantage of Metro's Google Transit data feed and a better, more functional Metro website, and computer-aided dispatch/automated vehicle location technology to ensure better, more efficient service.