ST. LOUIS - The air might be a little cleaner around Metro stops. Starting September 5, all Metro transportation will be smoke free.

Smoking of any kind, including e-cigarettes, will be banned on Metro buses and the MetroLink in Missouri and Illinois.

“We are creating a healthier environment for the transit riding public,” said Ray Friem, Executive Director of Metro Transit. “We encourage feedback from our Metro riders and they are telling us they want a smoke-free transit experience.”

The new rules also cover bus shelters, MetroLink stations, and Metro Park and Ride lots.

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