About Citizens for Modern Transit

Where We Stand

Photo: Jessica NiemeyerThree decades ago CMT began its mission to introduce MetroLink to the St. Louis metropolitan area. Since its opening in 1993, ridership has exceeded expectations with an average of 66,000 people choosing MetroLink each day during summer months. What’s more, because of MetroLink integration with the bus system, St. Louisans once again have a public transit system competitive with automobile travel. CMT members have played key roles in the passage of funding measures for the expansion of MetroLink and other transportation improvements in the region. Our mission does not stop here but reaches far beyond the scope of the MetroLink expansion debate to rebuilding the St. Louis City, County, and Illinois neighborhoods by investing in rail transit. Rail transit is not just a way to move from point A to B but a means to energize and revitalize existing communities. In 2011, CMT official mission was changed to:

CMT leads efforts for an integrated, affordable, and convenient public transportation system with light rail expansion as the critical component that will drive economic growth to improve quality of life in the St. Louis region.

Over the years, CMT has received many awards. View KUDOS & AWARDS Citizens for Modern Transit is located at 911 Washington, Ste. 200, St. Louis, MO 63101.  314.231.7272.

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Who’s Who at CMT

kimprofileExecutive Director

Kimberly Cella kcella@cmt-stl.org

Find Kim’s Bio here.

CMT Program Associate

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Board of Directors


Rose Windmiller
Washington University


Nancy E. Cross
SEIU Local 1

James A. Fredericks

Len Toenjes
AGC of Missouri


June McAllister Fowler
BJC HealthCare


Nicole Young
Lion CSG

Past Chair

Don C. Musick, III
Musick Construction Company


D’Andre Braddix
University of Missouri-St. Louis

General Counsel
Larry Katzenstein
Thompson Coburn

Board Members

Kevin Anders
Ameren Missouri

Ann Brand
St. Louis Community College

Mark Carlie

C.K. “Chip” Casteel
CMT Member

Gary Elliott
Eastern Missouri Laborers’ District Council

Tom Etling

Kathryn Forster
Crotzer & Ormsby LLC

William Hartmann

Karin Hagaman
Grand Center

Sheila Holm
AARP in St. Louis

Hart Nelson
St. Louis Regional Chamber

Jennifer Obertino

Reneé L. Ross, P.E. (MO, IL)

Carlo Sanfilippo
Integral Wealth

Scott Schanuel
Holland Construction Services

Julian Z. Schuster
Webster University

Susan Stauder
CMT Member

Scott Stevens
Coca-Cola Refreshments

CMT Board Committees

  1. Finance Committee
    1. John Gerst, Chair
    2. Larry Katzenstein
    3. Nancy Cross
    4. Carlo Sanfilippo
    5. Mark Carlie
  2. Rider Experience Committee
    1. Tom Etling, Chair
    2. D’Andre Braddix
    3. Rose Windmiller
  3. Development/Membership Committee
    1. June Fowler, Chair
    2. Nicole Young
    3. Hugh Scott
    4. Chip Casteel
    5. Len Toenjes
    6. Katie Forster
    7. Jim Fredericks
  4. Public Policy Committee
    1. Nancy Cross, Chair
    2. Rose Windmiller
    3. Susan Stauder
    4. Bill Hartmann
    5. Len Toenjes
    6. Chip Casteel
    7. Hart Nelson
    8. Amos Harris
  5. TOD Committee
    1. Mark Vogl, Chair
    2. Grace Corbin
    3. Todd Swanstrom
    4. Bob Lewis
    5. John Langa
    6. Cadey Scott
    7. Kevin Flynn
    8. James Fredericks
    9. Paul Hubbman
    10. Karin Hagaman
    11. Renee Ducker
    12. Scott Schanuel
    13. Mark Carlie
  6. Nominating Committee
    1. Appointed each year
  7. Public Relations Committee
    1. Nicole Young, Chair
    2. Rose Windmiller
    3. Scott Stevens
  8. Transit Alliance
    1. Nancy Cross, Chair

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As a member of CMT, you will actively help to rebuild St. Louis communities. By joining CMT, you will receive many benefits including:

  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Special recognition for larger membership donors
  • Recognition in CMT Annual Report for memberships of $250 or above
  • Free Admission to CMT Lecture Series
  • Educational Trip opportunities
  • Subscription to CMT’s bi-monthly newsletter
  • CMT’s weekly Email Updates
  • Free MetroLink tickets depending on membership levels
  • Transit Updates
  • A voice in shaping St. Louis’ neighborhoods