CHICAGO — Fitch Ratings hit St. Louis’ public transit agency with a downgrade late last week as it continues to work on details of a debt restructuring and reduction plan planned for next year that would bolster its long-term fiscal health.

Fitch downgraded the Bi-State Development Agency of Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District’s $322 million of senior-lien bonds from 2002 and 2007 one notch to A-minus from A.

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