Posts By: Kim Cella

New Partners for Smart Growth Conference set for San Fran in 2018

The 17th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference is taking place in San Francisco on Feb 1-3, 2018.  The program will span three days with pre- and post-conference mobile workshops. The main program will kick off on Thursday afternoon, February 1, with a plenary starting at 1:30 PM, and continue through Saturday morning, February 4,… Read more »

Civic Center Transit Center set to open in August

As construction wraps on the new Civic Center Transit Center, Metro’s new transit hub in downtown St. Louis, Metro will host three events to celebrate the completion of the project and the opening of the new center. For those wanting to learn more about the new transit center, an informational meeting will be held at… Read more »

Transportation Update from Capitol Hill

Update as of 7/28/17: The Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously backed legislation that would provide nearly $19.5 billion in discretionary funding for the DOT in fiscal 2018 — which is $978 million above current level. The Senate bill also would provide $550 million for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program, which would be… Read more »

CMT seeking graphic design proposals for Fall Try and Ride campaign

Request for Proposals for Graphic Design to Citizens for Modern Transit For 2017 Try and Ride Program Federal Project CMAQ-5456-612 Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with the 2017 campaign for CMT’s Try and Ride Program to promote ridership on the transit system.  The key will be… Read more »

CMT selects consultant for Fall Ten Toe program

CMT has selected Leslie Neese for the 2017 Fall Ten Toe Campaign. Leslie Neese was selected from a pool of 5 proposals – evaluated based on the following established criteria: Qualifications of person/firm conducting the work Proposal Quality Product samples – samples provided and/or on firm website need to be relevant to work being asked to be completed. Once… Read more »

Who rides public transportation?

A recently released study compiled by the American Public Transportation Association, provides details on public transit passenger demographics to help answer the questions, who rides public transportation and how do they use it? Surveys were completed from 2008-2015 across 163 different transit systems and the results help paint the picture of public transportation in the… Read more »

MetroLink Law Enforcement Task Force at work on the system

From St. Louis County release June 28, 2017 The MetroLink law enforcement task force, a joint effort to improve MetroLink security that includes officers from St. Louis County, the City of St. Louis and St. Clair County, Illinois, as well as Metro security personnel is already having a positive impact in reducing crime on MetroLink…. Read more »

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 »