Posts By: Kim Cella

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

Don’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 »

Top Executive of Transit Center to keynote CMT Annual Meeting

Head of New  York’s Transit Center to keynote CMT Annual Meeting on September 13.   David Bragdon,  Executive Director of Transit Center.  Transit Center is a foundation that supports advocacy, research and leadership development for transportation reform across the U.S. Though diverse in perspective, the Transit Center staff is united in the belief that the greatest challenges… Read more »

Elected officials, Bi-State and law enforcement agree to framework for improved MetroLink safety

Press release St. Louis County Elected officials and law enforcement leadership from the three jurisdictions that fund Bi-State Development met today with Bi-State Development President and CEO John Nations and three Bi-State Development Board members, reaching unanimous agreement on a plan designed to improve MetroLink security.  The plan focuses on a unified law enforcement command… Read more »

St. Clair County tripling the number of officers on the MetroLink system

St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern announced in early April that he 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. This week, St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson announced they will triple the number… Read more »

ULI provides recommendations for area around North Hanley MetroLink

A new report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) St. Louis provides recommendations for development opportunities around the intersection of North Hanley and University Place Drive in North St. Louis County. Working with University Square Community Development Corporation, University Missouri- St. Louis, Bi-State Development, and Geiger Real Estate, Inc./Geiger-Hanley LLC, ULI St. Louis completed a Technical… Read more »

Pop-Up Metro Market opportunity to see possibilities around STL transit

Pop-up Metro Market | Historic Wabash Station | 6005 Delmar Blvd. |JUNE 14 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Citizens for Modern Transit and AARP St. Louis  announced plans for a pop-up Metro Market to be held on Wednesday, June 14 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Wabash Station in The Loop located at 6005 Delmar Blvd…. Read more »

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 »

Great Race 2017 postponed due to weather

THE 2017 GREAT RACE HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER AND FLOODING IMPACTING MANY OF OUR VENDORS. THE NEW DATE IS JUNE 14, 2017. The date is set, the teams are selected and St. Louis media is on board to help promote some of the most viable transportation options offered in the region throughthis year’s… Read more »