Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "St. Louis County wants out of partnership with Museum of Transportation" from St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "St. Louis County wants out of partnership with Museum of Transportation" from St. Louis Post-Dispatch 

"CLAYTON • The Museum of Transportation, a pre-eminent national depository of vintage locomotives and rolling rail stock, is poised to return to private hands after 37 years as part of the St. Louis County Parks system.

Pending approval by the St. Louis County Council, control of the Kirkwood transit collection could revert to its governing body, the Transport Museum Association, by the first of the year.

“The fact the museum will remain open as it is today will be a win for the county, a win for users of the transportation museum and it will return the property to the people who conceptually put this in operation in the first place,” said County Parks Director Gary Bess.

Republican Councilwoman Colleen Wasinger announced Tuesday that the council would hold a public hearing before placing the matter on the agenda for a final vote.

Continued on website.

Link:
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/st-louis-county-wants-out-of-partnership-with-museum-of/article_3ea5ae10-a14c-513f-a840-a5d4ff5caa7a.html

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