St Louis launches micro-transit pilot for downtown

ByShannon J. Cortes

Mar 31, 2022

The City of St Louis has launched its STL Downtown Link micro-transit pilot project, designed to improve connections to the downtown corridor.

The initiative, a partnership between the city and Labyrinth Smart Mobility, is designed to help visitors and residents traveling downtown access the sports, culture and attractions that downtown St. Louis.

Mobility on demand

On-demand mobility service uses electric shuttles and can be requested anywhere in the area, including designated stops, street hail, calling a dispatch number, or using the custom TripShot smartphone app.

“The STL Downtown Link will increase downtown connectivity and help everyone enjoy the great amenities downtown has to offer,” said Alderman James Page. “The community is excited about this program, and I encourage residents and visitors to try it out for themselves.”

Labyrinth Smart Mobility will manage the service, which includes two six-passenger electric vehicle shuttles, main system operations and shuttle drivers.

Funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, the STL Downtown Link will provide free localized public transportation to residents of the Downtown Corridor operating area, connecting them to public health, employment and entertainment resources.

The boundaries of the operating area are 20th Street to the west, Cass to the north, Landing to the east, and Clark Street to the south.