The City of Raleigh, North Carolina passed a $40 million transportation bond in Tuesday’s (10/11/11) election. The measure passed by an astounding 67% of the votes. The $40 million transportation package includes money to repave more than 60 miles of roads, upgrade bus stops and overhaul the Moore Square Transit Center and to start building… Read more »
Posts By: Kim Cella
The Citizens for Modern Transit FY2011 Annual Report is now available. Highlights include: 2010 Annual Meeting, CMT staff changes, including appointment of new Executive Director Kimberly Cella, election of new Board members, our nationally recognize education campaign, the Ten Toe Express walking group, our May 2011 Transit Oriented Development Seminar, and more. Citizens for Modern… Read more »
Featured September 7th in the St. Louis Post-Disptach Transportation bill must be reauthorized This past week President Obama urged Congress to pass an extension of the federal transportation program which expires September 30th along with the gas tax. Why should we care about this in St. Louis? We should care because it affects every part… Read more »
4th Annual MetroLink Prom The Fourth Annual MetroLink Prom will be held this Friday 10/7/11 from 7:00 to 10:00pm. Public transit supporters from across the region will don their best “mock prom” attire for a ride along St. Louis’ own award-winning MetroLink system. This year’s theme is the color blue, so participants are asked to… Read more »
Today and this evening there are several events drawing tens of thousands of people to downtown. Among them a visit from President Obama, St. Louis Cardinals vs. the Philidelphia Phillies (NLDS game 3), and the grad opening of the Peabody Opera House featuring Wilco. Amidst all these events parking will be at a premium. KSDK… Read more »
East West Gateway Council of Governments has released a request for proposals (RFP) for a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Study as part of the 3-year HUD Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD) Grant. EWG is seeking a consultant to complete a transit oriented development study of the existing light rail stations within the St. Louis… Read more »
Dear CMT Supporter: We have great news for you as a member of Citizens for Modern Transit. We have been awarded a federal grant to ramp up our efforts to educate and advocate for better public transportation in the St. Louis region – MetroLink, MetroBus and Call-A-Ride. The program kicked off October 1. However, we… Read more »
Click here to watch the first of the transit education spots. They go on the air Friday during the Olympics.
We have had some technical difficulties with our site, but now have the blog up and running again. Also look for us on facebook. CMT is focused on educating the public about the importance of transit, even to the non users. We have numerous anecdotal evidence of people who do not use transit having been… Read more »
This is the language for the April 6, 2010 Transit initiative: “PROPOSITION: Shall the County of St. Louis impose a countywide sales tax of one-half of one percent for the purpose of providing a source of funds for public transportation purposes including the restoration, operation and expansion of MetroLink, MetroBus, disabled and senior transportation, in… Read more »
Some 50 St. Louis area organizations have come together to work on a new effort to pass a half-cent sales tax in St. Louis County to restore lost MetroBus and MetroLink service and to begin setting aside funds for a MetroLink expansion. The meeting is 9 a.m., November 12, Room 300 of Brookings Hall. Organizations… Read more »
Here is an interesting video of a campaign in Sweden about the bus vs. car. Click here.
Miss MetroLink is at it. The Beacon has a great article about the MetroBus funeral Friday night. Click here.
Despite the valiant efforts of Senator Robin Wright Jones, it appears SB 477 is not going anywhere this year. The bill, introduced by Senator Jones at CMT’s request, would have allowed for the creation of the Transportation Development District of the entire St. Louis City and County. The new district could have asked residents of… Read more »
CMT is linked with a number of organizations across the United States working for Congress to adopt a truly reformative transportation bill. The organization is called T-4 America which is headed by James Corless. Yesterday James testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on the goals of T-4 America. These are some of them. Ensuring Accountability… Read more »