The City of St. Louis reached a deal with Metro on Thursday that should help keep the city looking cleaner around bus stops. The deal will add 500 new trash cans and a work crew of two with a truck. The cost to Metro will be $250,000 to start and $100,000 a year. It's not a pretty site around some of the city's 2,400 bus stops. We found old cups, lids, fast food bags and newspapers around several of the stops.
"Looking like a pigsty, you know, trash everywhere," said Darrell Jones, a bus passenger.
It's not the type of image a city wants visitors to see. "If this is the first thing they see, I would be getting out of here as fast as possible after my convention," said Dee Phillips, another bus passenger.