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Turning Transit Stops Into Community Spaces


With 46 miles of light-rail, 37 transit stations and a network of interconnected bus routes, St. Louis, Missouri’s Metro Transit system serves thousands of riders a day. As is true of many transit systems, the infrastructure at most of the train and bus stops is little more than a concrete pad for people to stand on and wait.

As part of an effort to reimagine the transit stations as spaces for bringing people together, the local nonprofit Citizens for Modern Transit — along with AARP St. Louis and other regional partners — hosted a pop-up demonstration at the North Hanley MetroLink light rail station in unincorporated St. Louis County. Funding from an AARP Community Challenge grant helped turn the station’s large parking lot into a temporary retail, entertainment and dining destination. Doing so enabled commuters and passersby to envision the location’s potential and share their ideas.

This is an excerpt from an article by Caitlin Hillyard, AARP Livable Communities. CLICK HERE for full article.

Click here to learn more about all the projects completed as part of the Transit Stop Transformation program.

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