The company hoped to start St. Louis service on Monday, officially bringing the Lou into the growing circle of dozens of major American cities with access to a car and driver at the push of a button.More »
Turns out, New York City's Carmel is the first app-based ride-hailing service to cross the finish line into St. Louis, and it beat the competition by following the rules.
St. Louis is just days away from joining the more than 35 American cities and dozens of countries using apps to call for a cheap and easy car service.
Uber on Facebook Need a ride? An app for affordable private cars is coming to St. Louis.
That's according to St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, who enigmatically tweeted about the coming service Sunday afternoon.
But streetcars are making a comeback, and we don't just mean in the Loop. As more people move into cities and look for public-transit options, Kansas City, Seattle, San Antonio, Portland, Atlanta and Detroit have all recently launched streetcar projects.
Now, organizers are working to bring a modern streetcar line to the city of St. Louis, connecting the Central West End, midtown and downtown along the central corridor and extending up into old north city.
St. Louis has survived another night of pantsless revelry on the MetroLink.
Photos by Jon Gitchoff Something's missing here...oh! Pants! SEE ALL PHOTOS
Tuesday marked the fourth annual No Pants MetroLink Ride, a purposefully pantsless romp on public transportation adopted by STL Improv Anywhere after similar events in New York.
Some development news this week at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport: A jet company is moving in!
Airport officials announced yesterday that Jet Linx, a company that offers private jet services for its members, will have a new base in St. Louis utilizing facilities formerly used for the Missouri Air National Guard. The airport has already begun renovating two former military buildings to create the private terminal and hangar for Jet Linx St. Louis, LLC, which is an affiliate of the Omaha-based entity. The company has locations in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Omaha, San Antonio and Scottsdale.
The site takes up two acres west of Lambert's Terminal 1 and the airport commission and city of St. Louis have approved a ten-year lease with the company.More »
Something cool is happening at Lambert Airport, guys!
via Matthew Hurst
It will soon offer free Wi-Fi! For twenty minutes, that is.
Airport officials announced this week that it plans to "modify its Wi-Fi network" to enable passengers and visitors to connect to wireless Internet access for free for one daily login of up to twenty minutes. Better than nothing, right!
Are St. Louis Metro commuters going to have to find a different way to get around? Members of the Local 788 of the Amalgamated Transit Union -- which represents 1,200 bus operators, MetroLink drivers, mechanics and clerical workers -- overwhelmingly voted this week to authorize a strike amid increasingly intense contract negotiations with the agency.
"We really don't want to strike and hurt the public," Mike Breihan, the president and business agent of Local 788, tells Daily RFT. "We are willing to sit down at the table...so we can keep buses and trains running."
According to the union, the mediation got so intense that management "stormed out" of the negotiations. But the Metro president disputes this fact -- and argues that if the union actually went through with a strike, it would be against the law.More »