Awards

CMT Annual Awards

2016

  • Chairman’s Award : St. Louis County and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger
  • New Initiatives Award: MetroBus Operators Bryant Gotson, Richard Hines and Bryan Moore
  • Transit Champions – Ten Toe Walk Leaders

2015

  • Chairman’s Award : The Ferguson Commission for work in advancing transit in the region
  • New Initiatives Award: St. Louis Community College for initiation of Universal Pass Program

2014

  • Chairman’s Award : BJC Healthcare; Washington University; Cortex and Great Rivers Greenway for Central Corridor Transit Feasibility Study
  • New Initiatives Award: Beyond Housing and City of Pagedale for adoption of form-based overlay zoning near transit

2013

  • Service Award : Delores Lysakowski, St. Clair County Transit District
  • New Initiatives Award: Enterprise Rent-A-Car for enhanced Guaranteed Ride Home Program Partnership with CMT

2012

  • Chairman’s Award :
    Amos Harris and Spinnaker LLC for the $250 million Mercantile Exchange Development
  • New Initiatives Award:
    Jennifer Ash, Metro, and Jeffrey Randol, Cornerstone Ventures, for the Metro Mobile Markets

2011

  • Chairman’s Award:
    The Boeing Company – Diamond Member
    Washington University – Gold Member
    Metro (Bi-State) – Gold Member
  • Service Award:
    Brian Alexander – Metro bus driver who saved family from burning building.

2010

  • Chairman’s Award:
    Metro CEO & President Robert Baer
    Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton
    St. Louis American President Donald Suggs
    Advance St. Louis Campaign Chairman Johns Nations
  • New Initiatives Award:
    Liz Kramer, organized student vote for Prop. A

2009

  • Service Award:
    Dan O’Connor, CMT longtime volunteer and Ten Toe Walk Leader
  • Chairman’s Award:
    Les Sterman, Retired Executive Director of East-West Gateway
    Council of Governments

2008

  • New Intiatives Award
    Enterprise Rent-A-Car for WeCAR

2007

  • Chairman’s Award:
    FTA Region VII Administrator Mokhtee Ahmad

2006

  • New Initiatives Awards:
    Washington University/Chancellor Mark Wrighton
  • Chairman’s Award:
    Metro CEO Larry Salci

2005

  • New Initiatives Awards:

    Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis
    Children’s Hospitals transit
    benefit programs.
  • President’s Award:
    Senators Michael Gibbons and
    Jon Dolan and Representative
    Jay Hoffman.

2002

  • New Initiatives Awards:
    Don Breckenridge, Sheraton
    City Center Hotel & Suites
  • Service Award
    MetroLink Monitors for their
    service in ensuring MetroLink
    is clean and maintained

2001

  • New Initiatives Awards:Delores Lysakowski, Chair of
    the St. Clair County Transit
    District

 

2000

  • Chairman’s Award:
    Robert Archibald, past chair
    of Citizens for Modern Transit
  • New Initiatives Award:

    Joe Edwards, CMT member and
    owner of Blueberry Hill and
    the Pageant

1999

  • President’s Award:
    Les Sterman, representing East-West
    Gateway Coordinating Council
    Staff

1998

  • New Initiatives Award:

    Cupples Warehouse Redevelopment
    Project
  • President’s Award:
    Delmar MetroLink Station Enhancement
    Project
    TMA Clean Air Award: State
    of Missouri Office of Administration

1997

  • President’s Award:
    Leonard Griggs, St. Louis Lambert
    Airport

1996

  • Mayor Ben Uchitelle, City of
    Clayton
    New Initiatives Award: Debbie
    Kinsella & Sharon Norvell,
    Berkeley Airport School

1995

  • President’s Award:
    Fred Epstein, CMT Past PresidentService Award:
    Robert Blackburn, CMT Ex Officio
    Board Member
    Robert Young, CMT Ex Officio
    Board Member
  • New Initiatives Award:

    John Schmidt, St. Louis County
    Police
    John Butler, St. Louis City
    Police
    Claudette Borden, Wayland Security

1994

  • President’s Award:
    John Roach
    Service Award: Bob Bartlett,
    ATU Local 788
  • New Initiatives Award:

    Thomas Eagleton, U.S. Senate
    John Danforth, U.S. Senate

1993

  • Service Award:
    Janet Sanders
    MetroLink LRV Operators
  • New Initiatives Award:
    Dr. Blanche Touhill, University
    of Missouri St. Louis

1992

  • President’s Award:
    Brice Smith, CEO, Sverdrup
  • Service Award:
    George Leontsinis, Past-president
    of CMT

1991

  • President’s Award:
    Congressman Richard Gephardt,
    United States House of Representatives
  • Service Award:
    Jill Claybour, CMT Board of
    Directors
  • New Initiative Award:

    Francis “Bud” Barnes,
    Missouri State Representative

1990

  • President’s Award:
    Andrew D. Young, Transit Historian
    Skip Gaterman, Center for Management,
    Law & Public Policy
  • Service Award: Donna Laidlaw,
    Past-president of CMT
  • New Initiatives Award:
    Jim O’Laughlin, St. Charles
    County Transit Authority
    Conressman Jerry Costello,
    U.S. House of Representatives

1989

  • President’s Award:
    Don Lasater, Former Chairman
    & CEO, Mercantile Bank
    Larry Troyer, Director, LLoyd’s
    Centre
    Bill Davidson, President, Termial
    Railroad Assoc.
    Bi-State Development Agency

1988

  • President’s Award:
    Thomas W. Purcell, Past-president
    of CMT
    Ned Taddeucci, President, RCGA
  • Service Award:
    Jim Seamon, CMT Volunteer
  • New Initiatives Award:Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Arts-in-Transit

1987

  • President’s Award:
    Robert West, Sverdrup
    Duane Christensen, Maritz
    Robert Merenda, Arthur Anderson
    James Brown, James Brown &
    Associates
    Harold Corbitt, Monsanto
    Larry Bayliss, Boatmen’s
    Evelyn Newman, Evelyn Newman
    Group
    Phoebe Ruess, Design Network
  • New Initiatives Award:
    Les Sterman, East West Gateway
    Max Starkloff, Paraquad
Awards CMT has received

CMT is a leader in grassroots support for light rail expansion. Several St. Louis organizations have recognized CMT for its leadership in being the driving force in bringing MetroLink to St. Louis and in helping clean the air.

  • What’s Right with the Region! Award, May 2015
  • Outstanding Local Government Achievement Award, 2014
  • Trailnet Active Living Award, 2011
  • American Association of Political Consultants Pollie Award, 2011
  • Environmental Protection Agency Race to Excellence Silver Medal Award, 2006
  • Environmental Protection Agency Race to Excellence Gold Medal Award, 2005
  • Environmental Protection Agency Best Workplaces for Commuters Award 2004
  • “Pollution Prevention Award”, September 2002, from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region VII.
  • “Commuter Choice Leadership Initiative Award”, 2002, from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C.
  • “Environmental Protection Agency Certificate of Award,” 2002, for marketing program surrounding Commuter Choice Program
  • “Choose Environmental Excellence Award”, 2000
  • “Clean Air Award” from RideFinders, 1997, 1998
  • “Way to Go Award” from Environmental Protection Agency
  • Clean Air Award” from American Lung Association
  • “Lamplighter” from St. Louis PRSA
  • “Silver Anvil Award” from Public Relations Society of America
  • “Sold On St. Louis Award” from St. Louis Real Estate Board