Posts By: Kim Cella

Development proposals sought for North Hanley MetroLink Station and adjacent areas

University Square is seeking proposals to develop the North Hanley MetroLink Station and surrounding areas.   University Square Community Development Corporation (USCDC)  is working with the following Property Owners: Bi-State Development; University of Missouri; Geiger Hanley LLC, and Geiger Real Estate, Inc.  to bring about the development of property at and adjacent to the North Hanley… Read more »

Team Bike takes home the bragging rights for 2017 Great Race

Team Bike took home the gold and bragging rights for the 2017 Great Race.  The date was set, the teams selected and St. Louis media was on board to help promote some of the most viable transportation options offered in the region through this year’s Great Race hosted by CMT and AARP St. Louis on June… Read more »

CMT & AARP create vision of what could be around transit at 2017 Metro Market

Citizens for Modern Transit and AARP St. Louis temporarily transformed the vacant Historic Wabash Station, located at 6005 Delmar Blvd., on June 14 into an active space connecting people to products, services and green spaces. The free, pop-up Metro Market helped showcase how areas around transit stations can become focal points for activity. “Last year,… Read more »

Groundbreaking set for new infill station in Cortex

Metro is set to break ground on the new Boyle Street Station, an infill station in the Cortex Innovation Community, this Thursday, June 8 at the site of the new station adjacent to the @4240 Building. This station will be the first addition to the MetroLink system in the St. Louis region since the opening… Read more »

CMT releases program guide to help build ridership on systems across MO

Last fall, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) was awarded a Local Transit Coalition Grant by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). With this grant, CMT was able to put together a program guide educating transit providers and transit advocacy groups on how to implement CMT’s successful transit rider incentive programs, including the Guaranteed Ride Home,… Read more »

Possible new Housing development near Maplewood-Manchester Station

Brentwood could soon see transit oriented development (TOD) near the Maplewood-Manchester MetroLink station. A development company out of the Kansas City area, Garrison Development, has been working the last few years on a plan to build apartments near the transit station in Brentwood and it seems they are getting closer to starting their project. After… Read more »

Join CMT to celebrate 33 years of transit to unify a region for growth!

on’t  miss CMT’s 33rd Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Marriott Grand Hotel. When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Time: 11:30 – Registration; 12:00 Lunch Place: Marriott Grand Hotel, Crystal Ballroom Address: 800 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101 Accessible MetroLink & #99 Downtown Trolley David Bragdon,  Executive Director of… Read more »

CMT seeking designer for Fall Ten Toe program

Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with the 2017 campaign for CMT’s Ten Toe Express Program to promote ridership on the transit system and the link to healthy living. The key will be to play up the health benefits of using transit in 2017. Work products will… Read more »

Ground-level Power Supply: New Innovation in Light Rail Technology

A new cutting-edge technology is emerging in the world of light rail travel, ground-level power supply or APS. APS is a way to power light rail trams without the use of catenary or overhead power lines. The new technology utilizes a third rail line, placed in the ground between the running rails, to power the… Read more »

Local leaders sign MOU outlining plan to improve MetroLink security

St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson, St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern, and St.  Louis Coutny Executive Stenger, whose jurisdictions fund Bi-State Development, in addition to John Nations, CEO of Bi-State, have signed a memo of understanding (MOU) outlining the plan to improve MetroLink security that they have developed in cooperation with law enforcement. While the MOU… Read more »

CMT advocates for multi-faceted security improvements to ensure riders a safe, secure trip

As the regional transit advocacy organization representing more than 20,000 constituents, including riders, major employers, academic institutions, labor and community organizations, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is, and will continue to be, committed to advocating for a safe, secure, high-quality transit system for current and future riders in the St. Louis region. Ridership on public… Read more »

HCR47 passes House and Senate while Transit Funding sustains cuts in Budget

After approximately an hour and 45 minutes of debate on the floor of the Senate today, HCR 47 was passed without amendment by a vote of 33-0. This bill sponsored by Rep. Kevin Corlew calls for the formation of a task force to look at Missouri’s Transportation System and funding.  The resolution now goes into effect, no Governor’s… Read more »