The St Louis Contrarian

Providing Independent and Intelligent Insight on St. Louis Public Policy Issues

Metrolink Revisited

The St. Louis Post Dispatch published an article today stating the City of St. Louis is awarding a consulting contract relative to the expansion of Metrolink. The article also said that there are not sufficient funds to pay for the expansion and the city may not be eligible for the federal funding they are reliant on. Does this make sense for a city so cash starved it wants to sell off its airport.

Metrolink has been billed as a tool for offering disadvantaged people better access to work opportunities. With more people working remotely, that simply does not make sense. Metrolink is providing those folks with a third rate, obsolete, unsafe form of transportation. Better to invest in a subsidized ride sharing program for poor people. Written by Paul Dribin

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