Who is in charge of building a better transit system in St. Louis? Most residents might immediately think of our transit agency, Metro. But behind the scenes, Metro decision-making is driven almost entirely by local elected leaders. Where Metro provides service, and what projects they are planning to build in the future, have become political questions, rather than planning questions. Want better transit? Engage with local politics to get there.

Scott Ogilvie has served as alderman for the 24th ward in the City of St. Louis since 2011.