Stewart to Lead St. Louis Metro Transit

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
Charles Stewart, Executive Director, St. Louis (Mo.) Metro Transit

Charles Stewart, Executive Director, St. Louis (Mo.) Metro Transit

Charles Stewart has been appointed Executive Director of St. Louis (Mo.) Metro Transit. He has served as interim leader since Jan. 26, 2022.

At Bi-State Development’s (BSD) Metro Transit, Stewart oversees the day-to-day operations of the 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; a 400-vehicle MetroBus fleet with a service area of about 600 square miles; and the Metro Call-A-Ride paratransit service. He was previously BSD Executive Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness, and will retain those duties.

“Since taking on this critical position, Charles has assumed the leadership of Metro Transit with enthusiasm, bringing a future-focused momentum to our transit system,” BSD President and CEO Taulby Roach said. “He is the steadfast leader we need to help guide Metro Transit as we move past the pandemic to improve operations, grow our ridership and deliver world-class services to our communities.”

“It is an honor to be able to lead this incredible team of professionals we have at Metro Transit,” Stewart said. “Every day, they serve our region with tireless dedication as we continue to focus on our top priority—to provide safe, reliable and convenient transit services for everyone in the bi-state region.” 

Former Executive Director Jessica Mefford-Miller took over as Phoenix (Ariz.) Valley Metro CEO, effective April 4.

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