Posts By: Kim Cella

MetroLink Expansion Update: County MetroLink study RFQ issued

St. Louis County issued the request for qualifications (RFQ) for a MetroLink study through the County procurement process today (January 30, 2017). The RFQ was originally issued through East-West Gateway, but a consensus on selection was not reached.  The study will examine three corridors in St. Louis County – including the portion of the Northside/Southside… Read more »

Transit a Great Alternative to Forest Park Parkway Closure

MetroLink is an option for residents and commuters in the Forest Park area during construction and closure of Forest Park Parkway. The project to raise Forest Park Parkway even with Kingshighway is now underway. Construction has begun on the project that many hope will help the flow of traffic in the area, as well as create… Read more »

CMT selects consultant for 2017 Ten Toe campaign

CMT has selected Sheila Abdullah for the 2017 Ten Toe Campaign. Sheila Abdullah 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 the… Read more »

Transit Funding tops the list for 2017 Legislative Priorities

Transit funding, regional transit priorities and development top the list of CMT’s legislative priorities for FY17.  Citizens for Modern Transit recently released its FY17 Legislative Priorities. The economic future of the State of Missouri is tied directly to our commitment to funding of the State’s infrastructure. Investment in public transit throughout Missouri delivers proven economic results, and… Read more »

CMT building ridership in St. Louis through unique programming

As the regional transit advocacy organization in St. Louis, Citizens for Modern Transit is continually looking for ways to build consensus in the community on the importance of transit while also actually  helping to build ridership on the system.   Over the last several years, CMT has expanded this unique programming in the hopes of increasing… Read more »

The Bottom Line on Transit Funding

How and where we invest in Missouri’s transportation infrastructure has a major impact on growth and development patterns in the State.  In particular, investments in public transit in mature communities leads to urban revitalization and redevelopment — as is occurring in Kansas City along the recently-opened Streetcar alignment.  More than $1.7 billion in development has… Read more »

Dallas Transit making tracks with $7 billion in investment along rail

Dallas, Texas recently celebrated a few big public transportation milestones including the completion of their Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system, a project 20 years in the making. With the recent opening of the three mile extension of the DART blue line, the DART system now stretches 93 miles across the area making it the… Read more »

GEt a 5% discount on New Partners Conference with help of CMT

It pays to work with CMT on transit in St. Louis! Use CMT’s code for the upcoming New Partners for Smart Growth Conference set for St. Louis February 2-5, 2017 and receive a 5% discount.   Registration discount is available through November 30th. CMT discount code: NP17CMT The New Partners for Smart Growth Conference is the nation’s largest smart… Read more »

Transit won at the polls on Election Day

Americans took to the polls on Election Day, and the results are in, transit wins! On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, billions of dollars in transit ballot initiatives were approved by voters across 22 states. These initiatives affected major cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle,  Indianapolis and Atlanta. Most measures called for increases in gas, sales,… Read more »

Placemaking at Transit can be as simple as turning the lights on

Over the last three months, CMT and AARP in St. Louis teamed up to host a series of walk audits at key MetroLink Stations – North Hanley, Forest Park and Delmar MetroLink Stations – to consider placemaking around transit.   The goal was to look at the impact of activating these spaces for current and future… Read more »

CMT releases RFP for 2017 Ten Toe Program

2017 Ten Toe Express 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 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… Read more »

Transit delivers in MO, help deliver the message on Feb. 7 for Transportation Day

Citizens for Modern Transit is teaming up with transit providers, transit advocates, the Missouri Public Transit Association, the Kansas City RTA, stakeholders and interested citizens from across the state in Jefferson City for Transportation Day 2017 on February 7. Public transit delivers for Missouri. Transit delivers jobs in Missouri and economic development opportunities, as well… Read more »

Help CMT move transit forward in 2017

Transit is making strides in this region, and Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) has played an integral role in this movement.  From the studies on the next MetroLink expansion project, to the Ferguson Commission Report highlighting the need for transit priority projects and funding, to an increase in St. Louis County police on the system,… Read more »