Smart Card Testers needed by Metro

Metro’s transition to a new smart card payment system is moving forward.  The hardware installation at MetroLink stations has been completed and they need your help to test the equipment. Smart Card Testers: Will continue to pay for their own fares during the testing period. Will be entered into a drawing for a chance to… Read more »

CMT Metro Market opportunity to see beyond cars near MetroLink

Dining? Shopping? Entertainment? A Sea of Cars?  What would you like to see around the St. Louis region’s light rail system? Yes, that is the question CMT is going to be asking the public on May 8 when CMT unveils its Metro Market at the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station (The picture to the right is the station… Read more »

Alternative modes to go head-to-head on May 8 for CMT’s Great Race

Race will Culminate with a Metro Market from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station Team TRANSIT, Team BIKE, Team CARSHARE and Team CARPOOL will compete in a head-to-head competition to raise awareness about the viable transportation options available in our region as part of Citizens for Modern Transit’s Great Race. The event,… Read more »

House passes transportation bill today 96 to 53

House Joint Resolution (SJR) 68 a proposed 1% temporary increase in the state sales and use tax for transportation in Missouri passed today 96 to 53 -63 Republicans and 33 Democrats supporting the measure .    Eleven members were absent . This is a companion bill to SJR 48 sponsored by Senator Mike Kehoe.  This bill was sponsored… Read more »

CMT releases list of employers within half-mile of MetroLink

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) has released a list of employers located within half a mile of every MetroLink station throughout the region on their website.  This list is intended to help job seekers find employers along the light rail alignment or connecting MetroBus system.  This list is a resource to further the region’s investment… Read more »

CMT unveils members of Great Race Teams

It’s hard to believe the Great Race is just a little more than a month away. I hope you are all getting pumped for the excitement surrounding May 8. This year’s race will start at the Fortels Pizza Den (7359 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105) at 4:30 p.m. and culminate at approximately 5:30 p.m…. Read more »

Illinois Bike Summit Scheduled for April 15, 2014

The League of Illinois Bicyclists and Champaign County Bikes is co-sponsoring their third annual Illinois Bike Summit on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Bicycle advocates and interested professionals are invited to enjoy a day of learning, networking, and training to help make IL towns more bike-friendly. REGISTER FOR THE 2014 ILLINOIS BIKE SUMMIT – By April… Read more »

Experience Cakeway to the West on a TRANSIT CAKE WALK!

By now, you’ve likely seen at least one of the #STL250 Cakes that have been installed across town to help celebrate St. Louis’ 250 anniversary this year.  Named Cakeway to the West, the cakes are intended to be ” one part public art exhibit, one part scavenger hunt and one part history lesson – all… Read more »

Thank Transit Commuters with CMT and Y98′s Entourage On Friday, May 23rd

Volunteers Needed for CMT’s Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute Event on Friday, May 23rd at 7:00 am at the Fairview Heights MetroLink Station! CMT, Y98′s Entourage, and YOU will post between  7:00 a.m. and  8:30 a.m. at the Fairview Heights MetroLink station to thank morning transit, bicycle and walk commuters for leaving their cars… Read more »

Metro Board approves FY15 Budget

The Board of Commissioners of the Bi-State Development Agency/Metro (BSDA/Metro) approved the budget for the new fiscal year which begins on July 1, 2014. The budget, which incorporates a planned 2.5 percent fare increase, outlines $315.9 million in operational expenses before depreciation and a $602.8 million (three year) capital budget for Fiscal Year 2015 (FY2015)…. Read more »

East-West Gateway to build regional transportation priority list – weigh in today!

East-West Gateway has begun a process to build a list of regional transportation priorities for the region.  This process coincides with the debate going on in the MO legislature on HJR68/SJR48- the proposed one-cent general sales tax for transportation in MO.   Provisions of this bill include the development of a list of transportation projects to be funded… Read more »

CMT discusses possible new addition to Light Rail system in STL

CMT hosted more than 80 members and interested citizens for a Report to the Community on the results of a Feasibility Study for a possible new light rail station in the Midtown area this morning.  The study is an analysis of transit alternatives in the Central Corridor – defined as the area along the existing MetroLink alignment… Read more »

Why try Transit in May? Work. Play. Everyday. Transit is going your way

Why transit and why during May should you give transit a try?  CMT ‘s primary mission is to expand the public transit system we have in St. Louis to build livable, sustainable communities with light rail as the critical component.   So why do we continually push St. Louisans to give transit a try? If you… Read more »

Public meetings set for this week on Metro fare increase

Bi-State Development Agency/Metro will host three public information sessions this week and a public hearing next week about a proposed fare increase that would go into effect in July 2014. Public Meetings   Tuesday, March 25, 2014                                                                                                              Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.                                                                                                                     4 p.m. – 6 p.m. St. Louis City Hall                                                                                                                            … Read more »