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 »

CMT releases RFP for graphic design work

Request for Proposals for Graphic Design to Citizens for Modern Transit For Fall Ten Toe Express Program 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 Ten Toe Express Program to promote ridership on the transit system and the link… Read more »

CMT Ten Toe Express hits high note this Spring with new partnerships, participation & fun

 New partnerships, new Ten Toe walkers and exciting new walks all added adventure to the Spring 2015 CMT Ten Toe Express session. A new partnership with AARP St. Louis helped expand the reach of the CMT program locally including the addition of the Saturday morning CMT Ten Toe AARP Breakfast Bunch.  In addition, expanded work with Beyond… Read more »

CMT Metro Market demonstrates possibilities for MetroLink park-ride lots

CMT in partnership with Metro, Great Rivers Greenway and Beyond Housing provided a glimpse into the possibilities for MetroLink park-ride lots in the region with the CMT Metro Market on June 5 at the Rock Road MetroLink station.  Dining? Shopping? Entertainment? A Sea of Cars?  The CMT Metro Market provided area residents and visitors the… Read more »

Great adventures await this summer with Transit & Trails in St. Louis

Start exploring with your own ten toes, Metro and greenways Connect MetroBus  and MetroLink to the Great River Greenway system to some exciting destinations this summer. Now is the time to start your adventure. . . St. Louis has some of the best transit to trail connections thanks to Great Rivers Greenway and Metro.   Get… Read more »

Join CMT & the Regional Chamber on a Conversation on Transit Funding

There are several significant transit expansion and service innovation proposals that have received extensive review and already enjoy substantial support in the St. Louis region.  Leading examples include the Northside/Southside light rail project, Bus Rapid Transit service, and the St. Louis Streetcar initiative.   An overall lack of funding, however, has prevented any of these (and… Read more »

St. Louis County to fund light rail expansion study

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger announced at the East-West Gateway Council of Governments’ board meeting in May  the county intended to spend $1 million to study MetroLink expansion. He also asked this study be included in East-West Gateway’s Connected 2045, the region’s long-range regional transportation plan. The plan currently outlines $4 billion worth of projects that… Read more »

Define a clear strategy for future transit projects

CMT Executive Director Kim Cella’s Op-Ed as it appeared in the St. Louis Post Dispatch on May 26: East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the local planning organization for the St. Louis region, is currently soliciting public comments on its newest long-range regional transportation plan, known as Connected2045. The plan outlines $4 billion worth of projects… Read more »