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Jan 14

Transit X in St. Louis


So some talk is starting as to whether or not allow a private company to invest money into a public transit system that is elevated, run by solar power and requires no public subsidies to be completed. It would be privately financed by Transit X, a company based in Boston. According to them, they are going to begin building a pilot route in the suburbs of Atlanta. Transit X hopes for it to be a great alternative to MetroLink but also something that improves Metro. The first route will be 54 miles (that's if its completed) and fares will be pretty cheap. Transit X would cost $6 Million per-mile to build while MetroLink North-South will cost $40.7 Million to build.


Other highlights...

- $319 Million total for started line

- 15% of population to be within walking distance is stations (5 minute walk)

- No public subsidies

- Can be easily expanded

- Full route could be built in one year as construction can be "mile a week"- $30 Million pumped into local economy off of fees and taxes.


CityScene STL piece:

Opinion STLToday Piece:

Official Proposal:,MO-phase_1.pdf?fbclid=IwAR00QHNAgtpD54WRaDzW_vmszmiZrlF7AqU8-JQiz6B4784P7sWC_2DpRKc

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