“CMT’s GREAT RACE 2015: A RELAY TO THE RAILS” COMPETITION Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) has recruited local media personalities and other local influentials to compete in the organization’s 4th annual Great Race competition, which plays off the CBS television hit “The Amazing Race” to raise awareness about the alternative transportation options available in our… Read more »

CMT remembers public transit visionary with Education Fund

Transit continues to move forward in St. Louis. However, in 2014 the region and Citizens for Modern Transit lost one of its greatest transit advocates, Fred Epstein.  Fred was a true public transit visionary, dedicating years to the transit discussion and bringing St. Louis MetroLink to fruition, in part through his leadership.  CMT is honored… Read more »

Trolley returns to Forest Park May 1

The Metro Forest Park Trolley will  return to Forest Park for the fifth season on Friday, May 1, giving individuals visiting Forest Park a convenient method of navigating the Park, in addition to assisting to alleviate Park congestion. The Metro Forest Park Trolley Service (MetroBus route #3) will operate daily between 9 a.m. and 7… Read more »

CMT Metro Market highlights opportunities beyond a sea of cars around MetroLink

Beyond Housing’s First Fridays features CMT Metro Market on June 5 at Rock Road MetroLink Station Dining? Shopping? Entertainment? A Sea of Cars?  Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) in partnership with Beyond Housing, Great Rivers Greenway and Metro is helping area residents visualize the opportunities around transit beyond a sea of parking at the Rock… Read more »

CMT teams up with STL Green Business Challenge to focus on TRANSIT at work

The St. Louis Green Business Challenge is revving up its alternative transportation focus for 2015 with the help of Citizens for Modern Transit and other community partners.  “We are excited to be able to work with the St. Louis  Green Business Challenge to increase the focus on transit and other alternative commute programs and incentives which can be… Read more »

CMT Releases RFP for Tshirt printing

Request for Proposals for Tshirt Printing to Citizens for Modern Transit Federal Project CMAQ-5401-710   Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a tshirt vendor to print tshirts as a part of CMT’s Great Race promotions to promote ridership on the transit system. Work products will include layout and printing of the tshirts. CMT will… Read more »

Parking costs employers more than face value

Nationally 95 percent of all automobile commuters park for free at work costing employers approximately $85 million every year.   The average monthly parking space in St. Louis costs residents $90 to reserve, or $12 a day according to the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.  Employers providing free parking encourage solo drivers, increase parking demand by… Read more »

New North County Transit Center under construction

Metro’s latest transit center is under construction. The new North County Transit Center will be located on Pershall Road between West Florissant Ave. and New Halls Ferry Road.   With 19 percent of MetroBus and MetroLink ridership in North St. Louis County, Metro secured federal funding to plan and build the new transit center. The construction… Read more »

MO legislative update on transportation funding

The MO Senate Transportation Committee voted SB 540 out of committee this week. The bill increases the fuel tax two cents per year over the next three years.  MoDOT and supporters of the bill stress the need for this legislation in order to continue to draw down federal matching dollars and to eliminate the necessity… Read more »

Metro releases new mobile app for the transit system

Metro On The Go, the official mobile application of the Metro transit system, is now available to all Metro riders. The new mobile app combines the features of Metro’s web-based Trip Planner with real-time vehicle data and the location services of the user’s mobile device. Transit riders now have a convenient, easy-to-use way to know… Read more »

One MetroLink Monitor opportunity left – write today!

Citizens for Modern Transit has one MetroLink Monitor opportunity left and we hope you’ll volunteer today! CMT is currently looking for a volunteer to check on the Clayton station.  If you take MetroLink regularly or live or work in the area, this would be a perfect opportunity to get involved in transit improvement efforts in… Read more »

Mark your calendars for Give STL day on May 5, 2015!

CMT is proud to participate in Give STL day again in 2015! On Tuesday, May 5, St. Louis residents, or donors in general can be part of Give STL Day by donating to their favorite non profits in St. Louis. The 24 hours of giving is sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation which… Read more »