Missouri’s Public transportation Options Cannot Keep Up With Demand


(Missourinet) Missouri’s public transportation options cannot keep up with demand.

A 2022 assessment study says that two-thousand transit vehicles – operated by 45-hundred workers – transport 156-thousand bus riders DAILY in Missouri.

During this week’s State of Transit meeting Kim Cella, Executive Director for Citizens for Modern Transit, credits lawmakers for recognizing the importance.

Industry partners say that it’s not enough. While recognizing the service gaps in Missouri, Cella says that total trips would need to increase by more than 39 million annually to meet the demand.