THE ARTICULATED (BIGGER, BETTER) BUS
The region's first-ever articulated buses are now arriving in St. Louis. The bus, made of two sections linked by a pivoting joint, provides a cost effective way for Metro to increase capacity.
The new 60-foot vehicles will accommodate nearly 25% more passengers than the 40-foot buses currently serving the #70 Grand Line today.
Each articulated bus has 54 seats and more room for standing passengers. Currently Metro's largest bus has 40 seats.
These new buses will be used to ease overcrowding on the #70 Grand Line — Metro's busiest route.
Several of Metro's articulated vehicles will arrive in St. Louis in time to go into service on June 9, 2014. By the end of the year, Metro will have 15 articulated buses, enough to serve the entire #70 Grand Line.
The #70 Grand Line is approximately 10 miles long and has been the St. Louis region's busiest bus route for decades. The route currently serves more than 9,000 boardings on an average weekday.
The articulated MetroBus vehicles are part of Metro’s ongoing effort to build a better transit system for the citizens of the St. Louis region.
Coming June 9th to the Grand Line