The City of St. Louis has started operating the STL Downtown Link, an electric vehicle shuttle service that aims to enhance connectivity in downtown St. Louis.

The electric shuttles offer free localised public transportation to residents and visitors within the downtown corridor, connecting passengers to public health, employment and entertainment facilities. The two six-passenger shuttles are driven by experienced drivers and managed by Labyrinth Smart Mobility.

The pilot will run until the end of 2022 and is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act.

St. Louis Electric Shuttle
The electric shuttles aims to complement exiting bus services by offering transportation to bus stops
Alderman James Page said:

The STL Downtown Link will increase connectivity downtown and help everyone take advantage of the great amenities Downtown has to offer. The community is excited for this program, and I encourage residents and visitors alike to try it out for themselves.

The on-demand STL Downtown Link shuttles and can be requested anywhere within the operating zone, including at designated stops, through street-hailing, by calling a phone number, or by using the TripShot smartphone app.

Labyrinth Mobility EVP of Business Development Mark Minden, said:

The STL Downtown Link is a way to help everyone get around downtown whether they live, work, or play in Downtown St. Louis. The service gives free access to community resources. Access to mobility drives economic stability.

The shuttles are currently operating Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm and 3pm to 8pm, with an estimated passenger wait time of 12 minutes.


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