Launch of CMT Try & Ride highlight of 2014

There were some exciting highs for transit this year in St. Louis including the award of a $10.4 million TIGER grant for a new light rail station on the existing MetroLink alignment and enhancements to the busiest station on the St. Louis system, the Central West End Station.  In addition, CMT just recently commissioned a study to… Read more »

Do You Support Tolling on I-70?

Governor Nixon asked the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission to explore the possibility of imposing tolls on parts of I-70 in Missouri as a means to fund transportation improvements in the state.  The highway officials are expected to report back to the Governor by the end of December. What do you think of the idea… Read more »

Transit on the move in 2014 – A year in review

As we wrap up 2014 at Citizens for Modern Transit, we can’t help but highlight some of the transit successes this year. While there was no groundbreaking or construction, transit is on the move nationally and in the St. Louis region.   Nationally, more than $81.5 billion in projects were planned or under construction including Bus Rapid Transit… Read more »

Billions invested in Transit Projects in 2014

 The Transport Politic highlights billions in major transit investments in the US and Canada in 2014- a banner year in every metropolitan region in the U.S.  Yonah Freemark, the blog’s author, summarizes the impact and cost of the projects and offers the following observations: 737 miles of new lines and extensions  in 2014. 10 new… Read more »

Letter from CMT Executive Director

December 12, 2014 Dear CMT members and friends, The end of 2014 is fast approaching.  If transit is on your wish list for 2015, please consider a  special, tax-deductible year-end gift to CMT this year.  You can make a gift online. To give you a sense of your return on investment, here our some of… Read more »

CMT issues RFP for T-Shirt Printing

CMT Request for Proposals for T-Shirt Printing Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a t-shirt vendor to print Transit Crush T-Shirts. A “Transit Crush” Event is planned for Friday, February 13. The community will be invited to express their love for transit by participating in a crush load and celebratory event for Valentine’s Day…. Read more »

CMT Issues RFP for Graphic Design Work

Citizens for Modern Transit Request for Proposals Graphic Design Work CMAQ Contract 5456(611) Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a consultant to assist CMT with a design for a community-wide campaign, “The Transit Crush.” “The Transit Crush” is planned for Friday, February 13th and CMT is seeking a logo, transit advertising images, and T-Shirt… Read more »

St. Louis’ Public Transit: All walks of life, we all ride together

Public transit is the key to bringing our community together. It connects individuals to jobs, communities and each other. Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is committed to working with various partners in the St. Louis region to support the community’s existing bus, light rail and Call-A-Ride services, while actively advocating for additional transit options. Discussions are… Read more »

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday & We Hope You Will ConsiderTransit & CMT this Year.

Dear CMT members and friends, Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, and we hope you’ll participate with a gift to Citizens for Modern Transit.  Giving Tuesday’s tagline is “Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday” where “charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to… Read more »

Consider CMT & Transit on Giving Tuesday on December 2!

 “Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday” CMT will be participating in Giving Tuesday on December 2, 2014 where “charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.”  If better transit is on your wish list this year, we hope to hear… Read more »

Wabash Station key to larger development moving forward?

Communities across the country are realizing the benefits of Transit Oriented Development’s ability to create livable, walkable communities.  Citizens for Modern Transit and the Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council partnered through a grant from Rise St. Louis to focus on the Wabash Station as a potential gateway to transit in the St. Louis region. The Wabash… Read more »

Join CMT for TOD in the Loop at United Provisions

CMT invites you to join us for a special Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in the Loop Event at United Provisions on Thursday, December 18, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  Tickets will be complimentary for CMT members and $15 for non members.  United Provisions is located at 6241 Delmar Blvd, St Louis, MO 63130. Take the Train… Read more »

CMT releases 2015 Legislative Priorities

Transit, transit funding and development around transit are key to moving the St. Louis region forward.  Citizens for Modern Transit released its FY15 Legislative Priorities.  CMT will be advocating for local, state and federal policies and funding for transit in FY15. As is widely publicized, Missouri ranks 36th in funding for public transit nationally, with 34… Read more »