Posts By: Kim Cella

County selected consultant for MetroLink Study

The team led by WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff was selected as the consultant for the Metrolink Preliminary Conceptual Study in St. Louis County. St. Louis County is in the process of initiating the scope and fee negotiation process with the consultant. The County’s goal is to be underway with the study by July 1st. The team consists of :… Read more »

New routes for the Forest Park Trolley

This year there will now be two Forest Park Trolleys to help you get around our city’s crown jewel quicker and easier. Starting on April 15, 2017, riders will be able to travel on the Blue Route and the Green Route to visit the various attractions located throughout Forest Park. The Blue Route will make… Read more »

Metro Launches New Tool Offering 24/7 Transit Information

These days, we have access to a wealth of knowledge through our smartphones. Any question we have can be answered with just a quick search, but for those of us without smartphones, getting the information we need when away from home can be more difficult. For example, without a smartphone you aren’t able to access… Read more »

MetroLink Safety top priority

CMT Opinion Piece Transit is a critical component of the St. Louis region’s transportation system. Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), the region’s transit advocacy organization representing transit riders, major employers, academic institutions, labor unions, healthcare and civic organizations, is committed to helping ensure current and future users have a safe and secure transit system. Recent,… Read more »

St. Clair County increases Sheriff Security Patrols on MetroLink

St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern announced today that he has committed additional resources to increase the number of St. Clair County Sheriff patrols on MetroLink. In addition, he pledged to work for a longer-term, regional  security plan for the system. “Unfortunately, recent events have exacerbated what has been a deteriorating security condition on… Read more »

Zimride blazes new trails with National Park Foundation

Zimride by Enterprise, a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, is launching a promotion to support the National Park Foundation and its recreational, educational and service programs, including Active Trails. The Active Trails program advocates healthy lifestyles while simultaneously protecting and enhancing precious land and water trail resources. Zimride by Enterprise is a secure new ride-sharing platform… Read more »

City voters stand beyond transit and economic development with passage of Prop. 1

More than 60 percent of voters in St. Louis City cast their support for Proposition 1 on April 4 for MetroLink expansion and economic development.  The proposition will facilitate a half-cent sales tax increase in the city for “economic development purposes,” including a Northside-Southside MetroLink, neighborhood revitalization, workforce development, public safety, and upgrades to the… Read more »

Metro test drives electric bus on #99 route

Metro transit is test driving an electric bus on the #99 Downtown Trolley route through Tuesday, April 11. Commuters traveling through downtown St. Louis will have an opportunity to ride the bus as the MetroBus operations team evaluates how the 42-foot all-electric bus from Proterra performs on the street. The 42-foot all-electric bus has a… Read more »

Anti-Tolling Language shows up in HB4

On March 29, the House Budget Committee voted HCS HB 4 out of committee. The committee substitute includes language in the title clause prohibiting the use of appropriated funds for any costs associated with the tolling of interstate highways. This language would also prohibit funds from being used to study tolling of interstate highways. The… Read more »

Sponsorship Opportunities available for 2017 CMT Annual Meeting

Please reserve September 13, 2017 for the Citizens for Modern Transit’s 33rd Annual Meeting.  The meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Grand Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, on Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO  63101.  An awards presentation will be held at the meeting as well. We invite you to sponsor this milestone… Read more »

Great Race and Metro Market on track for May 4

Join CMT and AARP St. Louis for the Great Race 2017 Come join in the fun on May 4 at the Wabash Station, 6005 Delmar Blvd., at 4 p.m. as the race between Team MetroLink, Team MetroBus, Team Bike and Team Carshare crosses the Finish Line for a celebration and Metro Market including food, fun… Read more »

Loop Trolley on track for this summer

The Loop Trolley Company (LTC) today gathered key partners and stakeholders to celebrate major milestones recently reached in the project connecting St. Louis City and St. Louis County via an electrically powered, fixed-route trolley. The event also provided an opportunity to communicate important safety information. Attendees on hand for the event, which was held at… Read more »