Friday, November 7, 2008

St. Louis Blues

Voters in St. Louis County narrowly defeated a ballot proposition to increase the county's transit sales tax by a half cent. The measure would have generated $80 million a year to support operations and expansion of the MetroLink light-rail system.

Now, instead, the agency that operates the line will have to resort to fare increases and service cuts to remain solvent. Agency CEO Robert Baer said decisions won't be made until next year, after management and the agency's board of directors have reached a consensus.

Across the state, Kansas City-area voters voted down a three-eighths-cent sales tax to pay for a 14-mile starter light rail line. Not everything is up-to-date in Kansas City

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