MO Governor opportunity to get on board with transit

Investment in transportation is the key to moving Missouri forward. The recent release of the Ferguson Commission Report highlights transportation among the report’s more than three dozen “signature priorities” under the category that addresses economic opportunity. These recommendations provide Missouri and Governor Nixon an opportunity to step up for transit and make a difference in this… Read more »

CMT achieves goals identified in One STL Plan

Citizens for Modern Transit announces today their achievement of multiple goals in OneSTL, a regional plan for sustainable development that provides a framework for collaboration among local governments as they adapt to the changing needs of the area’s communities. OneSTL is sponsored by four core members — East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the City of St. Louis,… Read more »

Transportation Summit highlights possibilities for funding

The St. Louis Regional Chamber and the Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce teamed up on a Transportation Summit on September 29.   Much of the discussion throughout the event focused on funding for transportation.  Senator Doug Libla, sponsor of last year’s SB540 to raise the tax on motor fuel by six cents per gallon over… Read more »

Get out and explore this Fall with St. Louis transit & trails

Start exploring with your own ten toes, Metro and greenways this Fall. As the leaves begin to change colors and the weather cools down, connect MetroBus and MetroLink to the Great River Greenway system in Missouri and the MetroBikeLink system adjacent to MetroLink in St. Clair County, IL to some exciting destinations this fall. Now is… Read more »

Alton breaks ground on new Multi-Modal Center

Federal, state, and local officials broke ground on the new Alton Regional Multi-Modal Transportation Center along Homer Adams Parkway. Representatives from the local business community, labor organizations, and community groups witnessed the celebration. Speaking about the new 9,000 square foot Alton Regional Multi-Modal Transportation Center, Alton Mayor Brant Walker stated, “This new facility will be… Read more »

Transit included among Ferguson Commission Report’s “Signature Priorities”

The Ferguson Commission released a copy of its nearly 200-page report online this week. Along with focus on law enforcement and court reform, transportation appears among the report’s more than three dozen “signature priorities” under the category that addresses economic opportunity. The Commission’s report proposed 189 calls to action to address inequality and racial disparities… Read more »

CMT releases Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report

CMT hosted its 31st Annual Meeting last Friday, Sept. 11 to a sold out crowd including a keynote presentation by Human Transit author Jarrett Walker.  In addition, CMT released its FY15 Annual Report at the event. Highlights from CMT’s FY15 included: Award of a $10.3 million TIGER grant to Metro in September to expand light… Read more »

CMT Recognizes Organizations for Furthering the Advancement of Transit in Region

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) recently recognized two area organizations for demonstrating exemplary leadership in advancing transit in the St. Louis region. St. Louis Community College and the Ferguson Commission were presented with The 2015 New Initiatives Award and The 2015 Chairman’s Award, respectively, during CMT’s 31st Annual Meeting at  the Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown… Read more »

CMT elects new members to Board of Directors

Citizens for Modern Transit’s (CMT) membership has unanimously elected seven new members, extended the term of three current members and named officers to the executive committee of its Board of Directors. These individuals were approved in front of a sold-out crowd during the transit organization’s 31th Annual Meeting held at Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis…. Read more »

CMT presents the Denver Story; Creative Financing to bring Transit to fruition on Nov. 4

  Come hear how Denver’s FasTracks Transit Program came to fruition through creative financing Denver RTD is building out their multi-billion dollar FasTracks program with almost $6 billion complete or under construction.   The FasTracks program includes commuter rail, light rail, bus rapid transit and expansion and redevelopment of Denver Union Station and the surrounding area…. Read more »

Increase for transit in MoDOT’s FY17 appropriations request

The Missouri Department of Transportation released its appropriations request for Fiscal Year 2017.  The $2.69 billion budget includes 6 percent or $149 million for multi-modal including public transit. The State Transit Program is increasing to $4.2 million; $3 million from General Revenue and $1.2 million from the State Transportation Fund. These funds will be passed on to… Read more »

CMT kicks off FY16 with a year of events & programming

 Today marks the kick-off of Fiscal year 2016 for Citizens for Modern Transit, and we have some great events and programming planned to increase the number of St. Louisans on board with transit and help move transit forward in the region. We are excited to share all of these great events with CMT members and friends. We… Read more »