“It’s the first time in the history of the [Metro] system in St. Louis that we have private money being invested into the public-transit system. So, to us, it’s not just a station. It’s about access, it’s about opportunity, it’s about economic development and it’s about the power of great partnerships.”
Creating access and opportunity.
The opening of the Cortex MetroLink Station marks the first section completion of the Chouteau Greenway — a hike, bike and walking trail that will connect the Gateway Arch to Forest Park. The dedication and ribbon-cutting of the Cortex MetroLink Station occurred on the 25th anniversary of MetroLink’s light-rail system in 1993. All of the partners — local, state and federal as well as the private organizations — spoke to the importance of creating a mobility solution allowing workers and residents easy access to the metropolitan area.