John Nations

Eight of Page’s nine appointees to Board of Freeholders approved; city nods still in limbo

Pictured above: County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas questions County Executive Sam Page’s Board of Freeholders appointees. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The status of the Board of Freeholders that could approve a city-county merger is up in the air after St. Louis County approved its nominees, but the city still

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Freeholders grilled by council; city ones fail

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council grilled County Executive Sam Page’s nine prospective appointees to the 19-member Board of Freeholders last week on issues ranging from their views on a potential city-county merger to whether they feel they can represent unincorporated areas even though they mostly live in cities. The

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Loop Trolley set to derail without new county cash

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger did not attend the March 12, 2015 groundbreaking for the Loop Trolley. Officials in attendance, from left, were Les Sterman of the Loop Trolley Committee; Susan Trautman, executive director, Great Rivers Greenway; St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay; Joe Edwards; Mokhtee Ahmad, region administrator of Region 7 for the Federal Transit

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Freeholders include just one South County representative; council pushing back

Pictured above: Then-council chairman Sam Page during a committee meeting last summer. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. Forand excited for ‘honor’ of representing South County By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Members of the St. Louis County Council are pushing back against County Executive Sam Page’s nine selections for the city-county Board of Freeholders because, among

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John Nations steps down as Metro CEO

Pictured above: John Nations asks the County Council for more funding last year. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. Metro CEO John Nations will be leaving the transportation agency this fall, the Bi-State Development Agency announced Tuesday. Nations will leave Metro as the longest-serving president and CEO in its history, the agency said in a news release.

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‘Metro Reimagined’ aims to increase bus service

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Metro is redesigning its bus routes as part of a plan called “Metro Reimagined” that would be the largest overhaul in 15 years and aims to increase frequency on high-demand bus routes and modernize the system with technology. The plan is designed within Metro’s existing budget, with the goal

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