MetroLink's FTA Grant To Fund Healthcare Facilities in Rail Stations
October 28, 2016 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
Transit riders in the north St. Louis area will have access to healthcare screenings at local rail stations starting in early 2017, according to an article on the Progressive Railroading website.
Bi-State Development Research Institute, an affiliate of Metro Transit's parent company, last month received a $940,251 "Ride to Wellness'' grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) that will allow the agency to work with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health to offer basic healthcare services at select MetroLink rail stations.
The research institute was awarded the grant for an 18-month pilot project to use the county's mobile health van to provide health checkups at a yet-to-be-determined number of MetroLink stations in north St. Louis.
This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, Facilities.net.