CIVIC

A 130-Year-Old Organization Earns Recognition from Civic Leaders

The 6th Annual Arcus Awards were held recently to celebrate the organizations that demonstrate exceptional commitment to leading the St. Louis region. The evening, which was held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, was presented by the St. Louis Regional Chamber.

The evening brought the Chamber’s purpose of “inspiring a greater St. Louis” to life. More than 800 civic leaders, entrepreneurs and thought leaders attended the event to recognize the organizations making the St. Louis region the best place to live, work, and invest.

“The St. Louis Regional Chamber partners with businesses throughout the region to help make this a great place to live, work, play, and invest. The Arcus Awards are a chance to bring change-makers together while celebrating the work that they do to inspire a greater St. Louis,” said Adrienne Sharp of the St. Louis Regional Chamber.

Improvements in transportation and infrastructure make St. Louis more attractive for investors, visitors and talent. The Arcus Award for Achievement in Infrastructure & Transportation recognized the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis, an organization that’s earned a reputation for leadership and creativity with its innovative programs.

For example, the association recently won a $7.2 million federal grant to help pay for an overhaul of the MacArthur Bridge in Downtown. The grant will be used to replace two overhead structures that support tracks running above South Broadway with innovative and alternative supports.

“Transportation is the center of the world! It is the glue of our daily lives,” said Robin Chase, local transportation entrepreneur and co-founder of Zipcar. “When it goes well, we don’t see it. When it goes wrong, it negatively colors our day, makes us feel angry and impotent, curtails our possibilities.”

Since 1889, the Terminal Railroad Association, headquartered on Olive Street in Downtown St. Louis, has played a vital role in railroad operations and growth of the St. Louis metropolitan area. The association was originally created to satisfy the need for an efficient, safe, and economical method of interchanging rail traffic at the railroad hub of St. Louis.

More than a century later, the employees of the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis make the same commitment to efficiency, safety, and value to their customers, owners, and the public with each new day.

MySTL salutes the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis and its commitment to the region.