“Some of us ride it, all of us need it” is the slogan you can hear being repeated in St. Louis these days. Right now, the people of the city I was born in are facing some intense trouble with their transportation system. Not only are many transportation jobs in St. Louis at risk, but the thousands of people who depend on public transportation every day for their jobs—as well as their daily needs, school, and life in general—also face a potential loss of transportation.
Around 70,000 people depend on St. Louis public transportation on any given day. That number increases to 100,000 on days where special events are being held within the city.