The article “Transport hub puts end to St. Louis’ ‘Am-shack’.” (11/23, Local) showed the advantage of a transportation hub for that community. While Kansas City’s effort for light rail has been sidetracked, studies continue that should include a more serious look at our need for a transit hub.
Past disagreements over the specific route for light rail in the vicinity of Union Station seem to be controversial. Our Union Station currently handles intercity rail service and will likely handle expanded service that may come about. Therefore, I hope that study committees will seriously include centralizing all our transportation ticketing and transfer exchange at Union Station. This should include local bus, light rail, inter-city bus and even possible air tickets as well as inter-city rail.