nilsson1941 wrote:Really great new for St. Louis residents. I have friends who live there that are ecstatic. I am happy for STL, but I can't help but be frustrated by the fact that KC has not been able to get a simple starter system in place.
The transit advocacy groups in St. Louis like Citizens for Modern Transit have been important - Metro itself of course having to take a somewhat neutral stance - they have helped bring interests together. Obviously, a huge chunk of a similar voting population that made the difference for this in St. Louis County - a politically moderate upper middle class - lives in Kansas in the KC area, a huge problem. I admittedly don't have a feel for the northland and eastjack like I do parts of JoCo.