How would you fund transit in STL?

Citizens for Modern Transit recently released the results from its Transit Funding Study looking at ways to creatively fund transit in the region based on case studies from other cities.  CMT commissioned the Transit Funding Study in partnership with Transportation for American in November 2014 in an effort to draw attention to the overall lack of… Read more »

Metro service changes set for Aug. 31

MetroBus routes and schedules are regularly updated to improve MetroLink connections and MetroBus on-time performance. Details of the Quarterly Service Change effective Monday, August 31, are as follows:   #41 Lee: Time adjustments to improve schedule adherence on weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays. #49 North Lindbergh: Schedule adjustments to provide better connections at the Ballas Transit… Read more »

MO Transit; Not just an urban issue

When we talk about transit in the State of Missouri, many times that discussion is centered around the more urban areas – St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia.   However, transit is playing a key role in more and more of the rural areas providing service to jobs, healthcare, and other essential trips. For example, OATS… Read more »

It pays to be a member of CMT

Joining Citizens for Modern Transit is one of the best investments you’ll make this year. Join in the next several weeks and you could see even more benefits from CMT. Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) members and friends are moving transit forward, and we invite you to join us as a member today! When you… Read more »

Short term extension for Transportation bill through Oct.

Last week the Senate passed a six year transportation bill, the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy ( DRIVE) Act, which authorizes funding for six years. The House did not take up the Senate bill before their August recess resulting in Congress passing a three month extension to MAP-21 that extends through… Read more »

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 »