Tired of waiting?

We're Bus Riders United STL, and so are we.

Send comment by Dec 10: details here

It’s time St Louis had the bus system we deserve

We depend every day on it, and yet we are still constantly left waiting.

The solutions are straightforward to us: more buses, more bus drivers, more bus shelters. Unfortunately, people running local governments and transit agencies rarely use transit themselves, meaning our real problems are misunderstood and ignored. For instance:

  • A further 10% service cut started Nov 29
  • Not enough good bus stops with shelters
  • Sidewalks to/from bus stops in terrible condition
  • Not enough bus drivers, meaning buses often don’t show up
  • Back-door boarding ended before it was safe to do so
  • Indoor waiting and warming areas closed for well over a year
  • Bus stops regularly being removed without notice
  • Metrolink turnstiles prioritized over bus service
  • Transit information only available 7am-6pm Mon-Fri

But working together, we can make ourselves impossible to ignore. Join us today, and be a part of our fight for a better bus system!

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