Making the connection to transit – Placemaking in STL

Anthropologists and planners are continuously studying why certain places hold special meaning to people. Conclusions suggest it comes down to the locations having a strong identity, a “sense of place” and character that is felt by residents and visitors. In the St. Louis area locations like The Hill, The Loop and Forest Park hold this… Read more »

CMT kicks off FY17 with events and programming on Transit

September 1 marks the kick-off of Fiscal year 2017 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 »

CMT #TransitForward Happy Hour set for September 15

Are you a Bus or MetroLink rider? Do you care about transit, city planning, community building, the built environment, social justice, environmental issues, people power, or do you just love St Louis? Do you have ideas for improving public transportation in the St Louis metro region? Please join us for our first CMT #TransitForward Happy… Read more »

Tell us your thoughts about Placemaking & Transit

Join CMT & AARP in St. Louis in 2016 as they take a closer look at how to make transit in our community a public space that promotes health, opportunity, and well-being for transit users, and for all who live, work and play around transit stations. Through a series of Walk Audits this fall led by… Read more »

Where does TRANSIT funding fall this election cycle?

Citizens for Modern Transit strongly supports funding for transit at the local, state and federal levels.  We urge our elected officials to recognize the local, regional and national importance public transit plays in our cities and this country based on its impact on economic returns, accessibility and the job force.  In Missouri last year, more… Read more »

CMT seeking an intern to join the team

Citizen’s for Modern Transit (CMT) is seeking an intern for the Fall 2016.  CMT offers paid internship positions every spring, summer and fall, allowing students and recent graduates the opportunity to work closely with our team and gain insight into the public transit arena in addition to nonprofit management, administration, advocacy and fundraising.  CMT is a… Read more »

County Council approves $3 million for MetroLink studies

The St. Louis County Council approved a $3 million appropriation for MetroLink expansion analysis from the Public Mass Transit Fund with a 5-2 vote at its July 26 meeting.  The Council approved the appropriation to the East-West Gateway Council of Governments for the purpose of conducting a MetroLink expansion analysis for three corridors in St. Louis County…. Read more »

Design team led by HNTB selected for new Boyle Street Station

Metro has selected the design team led by CMT member HNTB Corporation for the new Boyle MetroLink Station in the Cortex Innovation Community.  The team also includes KAI, Access Engineering, Glasper Professional Services, TSi Geotechnical and Kivindyo Engineering Services. It is expected to take 10-12 months for the design phase for the new infill station.  … Read more »

Together, Find a Way Forward

There is heavy, ongoing discussion in the St. Louis region right now regarding light rail expansion. The MetroLink corridor studies under consideration by our elected officials will ultimately help determine which potential routes serve the greatest number of residents and employers, while also providing opportunities for economic investment and development in surrounding areas. It is… Read more »

CMT selects consultant for Placemaking campaign

CMT has selected the Design Lab 443 for the 2016 Placemaking campaign. Design Lab 443 was selected from a pool of 4 proposals – one nonresponsive- the remaining evaluated based on the following established criteria: Qualifications of person/firm conducting the work Proposal Quality Product samples – samples provided and/or on firm website need to be relevant to work being asked to… Read more »

Corridors to be studied for possible MetroLink expansion

In May 2015, St. Louis County Executive Stenger authorized an initial $1 million to study MetroLink expansion in St. Louis County. Last week, he announced the County would be pursuing feasibility studies on three different corridors, some proposed more than 20 years ago. His announcement named three corridors to be studied: the “Daniel Boone” from Clayton… Read more »