ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The You Paid For It Team discovered that taxpayers paid $2.8 million dollars eight years ago for a study of a proposed North-South MetroLink route.
The East-West Gateway Council spent that money.
Nothing was done with the first study that’s just been sitting on the shelf gathering dust.
But Mayor Francis Slay wants to spend another $2 million dollars to study it again even though he’s on his way out the door. He says a lot could have changed in 8 years.
Slay is not running for re-election.
The Mayor who sat down with investigator Elliott Davis says the $2 million will pay for the new study would come from the office of City Treasurer Tishaura Jones.
But East-West Gateway Council admits even if you end up spending a total of almost $5 million studying the North-South route, chances are slim that the actual project will ever get build.