The City of St. Louis has taken steps to become friendlier for bike commuters.
The new downtown St. Louis Bike Station opens on Thursday. The project was funded through a $180,000 grant from the Department of Energy.
The project is currently administered through the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis but will eventually be handed off to Trailnet.
Maggie Campbell is the President of the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis. She says the site will offer a full range of services for bike commuters.
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. announced today that St. Louis has been awarded a $4 million federal grant for public transportation upgrades.
The money will be provided jointly by the Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration, according to a press release from McCaskill's office.
So, how will St. Louis use the money?
The release states that the grants will be used to aid in the replacement of up to 12 buses in the Metro's current bus fleet.
Reporting from Illinois Public Radio's Luke Runyon used in this report.
School officials say Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's decision to slash school transportation spending could hurt instruction, even though he wants to increase the amount the state spends per pupil.
The budget Quinn unveiled in Springfield yesterday cuts $95 million from the state school busing fund.
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