Transit agency Metro Transit (St. Louis) has selected a design team for a new MetroLink station, which will be built near the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis. The design group is being managed by the HNTB Corporation and includes KAI, Access Engineering, Glasper Professional Services, TSi Geotechnical and Kivindyo Engineering Services. The design phase for the new station is expected to take 10 to 12 months.
The overall project will include the construction of the new MetroLink station, an addition to the Great Rivers Greenway bike path, and an extension of the platform at the Central West End MetroLink Station. Construction of the new station is anticipated to begin next summer and be completed in 2018.
The MetroLink station project is being funded by a $10.3 million TIGER grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The remainder of the project cost is being supported by a public-private partnership that includes BJC Healthcare, the Cortex Innovation Community, Great Rivers Greenway, the St. Louis Development Corporation and Washington University.