Federal funds for core transportation projects move forward
Yesterday, five regional projects for improved walking, biking, and transit (core transportation) cleared an important hurdle on their way towards construction.
These projects are sponsored by our partners at the City of St. Louis, Great Rivers Greenway and Metro Transit.
The projects were approved by a transportation-focused committee of the East West Gateway Council of Governments, and are a key step before a final vote by the full EWG board on August 25, 2021.
The projects in St. Louis City include:
- Funding to replace the Compton Ave. Bridge, including a cycle track (aka protected Bike lane) plus sidewalk and crosswalk upgrades
- A city-led effort to build a cycle track on South Broadway between River Des Peres Greenway and Dover St. at Bellerive Park
- Accessibility, lighting, and canopy improvements at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Metro Station
- A segment of the Brickline Greenway from Sarah St. To Grand St.
Great River Greenway also received funding for an extension of the St. Vincent Greenway from Werley Ave. to St. Charles Rock Road in St. Louis County.
Additional funding was awarded to Metro for 18 new call-a-ride vans for seniors and people with disabilities as well as 20 new buses which will be hitting the streets in the next few years.
Congratulations to our partners on this key step and the strides towards bringing more core transportation projects to the region. All of these projects were awarded funding through competitive federal transportation funds administered by East West Gateway. Learn more about these funds on the EWG website.