Citizens for Modern Transit is teaming up with the St. Clair County Transit District and AARP in St. Louis to activate the space around the 5th and Missouri Transit Center in East St. Louis. This joint initiative, known as the “Transit Stop Transformation Project,” will transform the area between the MetroBus area serving both Metro Transit and the SCCTD Flyer and the entrance to MetroLink– into a fun, artistic space that encourages active play, cultivates community and increases transit use.
A transit stop can serve as a transformational tool to reconnect a community, promote social equality, increase accessibility, position an area for growth, activate and beautify the public space, and enhance neighborhood safety. With the permission of Bi-State Development/Metro Transit as the property owner, SCCTD and its partners hope to initiate this project by November 2022.
This project would include a community engagement component, and the St. Clair County Transit District will be responsible for maintenance of the project moving forward.
The project team seeks proposals from designers, artists, and inter-disciplinary teams to engage and work collaboratively with the residents and community stakeholders of East St. Louis and St. Clair County, IL for the design and development of a site-specific Transit Transformation project.