A top official with the Federal Transit Administration(FTA) visited St. Louis to see the proposed north/south MetroLink alignment that would expand the public transportation system south to Loughborough and north to Goodfellow.

Carolyn Flowers — who recently awarded the Bi-State Development a nearly $375,000 grant to study the impacts of the expansion — walked a along parts of the proposed route Tuesday alongside Mayor Slay.

The competitive grant awarded to the St. Louis area is given to help develop local organizations find better ways to help people reach jobs, education and services that would be otherwise unaccessible.

Mayor Slay said he hopes the proposed expansion will offer physical mobility and enable social mobility between the areas.

Below is the proposed north/south expansion presented to the FTA during the visit. It it does not appear, click here.

MetroLink expansion proposal to TFA