About Citizens for Modern Transit

Where We Stand

Photo: Jessica NiemeyerAlmost three 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

Who’s Who at CMT

kimprofileExecutive Director

Kimberly Cella kcella@cmt-stl.org

Find Kim’s Bio here.

Grants/Program Manager lenorafisher

Lenora Fisher lfisher@cmt-stl.org

Board of Directors


Don C Musick, III


Nancy E. Cross James A. Fredericks Rose Windmiller


June McAllister Fowler


Nicole Young

Past Chair

Grace Corbin


Mark Vogl

Board Members

Jeffrey Aboussie

Robert Baer

Ann Brand

S. Mark Brawley

C.K. “Chip” Casteel

D’Andre Braddix

Thomas P. Dunne, Sr.

Kathryn Forster

John Gerst

William Hartmann

Mary Lamie

Marcus Long

Carlo Sanfilippo

Scott Schanuel

Julian Z. Schuster

Susan Stauder

Scott Stevens

Leonard Toenjes

Peg Weathers

General Counsel
Larry Katzenstein

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Join Now

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