CMT releases findings from Transit Funding Study

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) today released the results of its six-month Transit Funding Study conducted by Transportation for America. The findings, which were shared this morning at an event held in conjunction with the transit advocacy organization’s 30th anniversary, reinforced that major light rail expansion could be a reality for the St. Louis area… Read more »

CMT releases RFP for graphic design for Fall Try & Ride campaign

Request for Proposals for Graphic Design to Citizens for Modern Transit Federal Project CMAQ-5456(611) Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with a fall advertising campaign on CMT’s Try & Ride Program, a program to entice new riders to the transit system with complimentary tickets, personalized route from… Read more »

CMT Ten Toe is ready to go on ten toes, transit and trails this Fall

The Citizens for Modern Transit Fall Ten Toe Express will kick off on September 1, 2015 with a walk highlighting transit and trails in the St. Louis region in partnership with Great Rivers Greenway. Registration is now underway. New Registrants You can register online or in-person at one of our registration events before the start… Read more »

Join CMT for its 31st Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

CMT’s 31st  Annual Meeting on September 11, 2015 will mark the culmination of our 30th anniversary year — that’s three decades of Transit Advocacy! Join us on Friday, Sept. 11 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel, Crystal Ballroom. REGISTER TODAY! Jarrett Walker, internationally known innovator in public transit network design and policy and author of Human… Read more »

CMT Transit Alliance weighs in on County’s MetroLink corridor study

The CMT Transit Alliance, representing a diverse group of organizations in the region, had the opportunity to weigh in with St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and his staff on the selection process for the future light rail corridor study in St. Louis County this week.   St. Louis County requested the opportunity to work with… Read more »

Weigh in on importance of TIGER funding for TRANSIT

Since 2009, the federal TIGER program has made projects in Missouri like the Kansas City Streetcar project and a new MetroLink Station at Cortex in mid-town a reality, directing a relatively tiny $4 billion into smart, ready-to-go  transportation projects for a high return on investment. Unfortunately, in the just-released proposal for a new long-term transportation… Read more »

CMT seeking Administrative Assistant

CMT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Part-Time Position Citizens for Modern Transit is seeking a talented individual to serve as the Administrative Assistant for the organization. CMT, a 1000+ member 501(c)3 organization with a 26-member volunteer board, leads the St. Louis region’s education and advocacy efforts for a robust and expanding transit system, especially light rail, with the… Read more »

CMT welcomes new Program Associate

Citizens for Modern Transit has hired Lisa L. Cagle as the new Program Associate for the organization. Ms. Cagle will be on board full-time August 1, 2015. Ms. Cagle is a Ph.D. student in Philosophy at Washington University and a current adjunct professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.   She has interned with… Read more »

Transit innovator Jarrett Walker to keynote CMT Annual Meeting

Jarrett Walker, internationally known innovator in public transit network design and policy, will keynote Citizens for Modern Transit’s Annual Meeting this year on Friday, September 11, 2015. In his keynote talk, entitled “Abundant Access: Public Transit as an Instrument of Freedom,” Mr. Walker will share from his over 20 years of experience as a consultant in… Read more »

IL Governor announces 40% reduction in AMTRAK funding

IL Governor Rauner has announced a 40% reduction in Amtrak funding to begin July 1 which will have a drastic impact on service between St. Louis and Chicago and beyond.  At least half of Illinois-funded downstate trains will be discontinued if implemented. Illinois contracts with Amtrak to operate eight daily round-trip linking Chicago and three… Read more »

CMT releases RFP for graphic design for Annual Report

Request for Proposals for Graphic Design to Citizens for Modern Transit For FY15 Annual Report Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT its FY15 Annual Report. Work products will include creation and development of the FY15 Annual Report in both print ready and online versions.  CMT will need… Read more »