CMT MetroLink Monitors watch over MetroLink system throughout the year

CMT’s MetroLink Monitor volunteers gathered for their annual meeting  to review their report findings from the year and to discuss Metro operations with Ray Friem, Metro’s Chief Operating Officer. CMT’s MetroLink Monitor having been ‘watching and reviewing’ the St.  Louis light rail system for 12 years.  Volunteers visit MetroLink Stations throughout the region and assess how… Read more »

Celebrate Transit with CMT’s 30th Year Calendar of Events

This upcoming year is Citizens for Modern Transit’s 30th year and we are planning a full year of events celebrating transit and our members.  This is a work in progress, but we wanted to give you a sneak peak of what’s to come! Start marking your calendars now.  You won’t want to miss! Citizens for… Read more »

Consider joining CMT today to move transit forward in the region

Almost three decades ago Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) began its mission to introduce MetroLink to the St. Louis metropolitan area. Since its opening in 1993, ridership has exceeded expectations with an average of 60,000 people choosing MetroLink each day during summer months. What’s more, because of MetroLink integration with the bus system, St. Louisans… Read more »

CMT releases new RFP for graphic design work

Citizens for Modern Transit Request for Proposals Graphic Design Work CMAQ Contract 5456(611) Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a consultant to assist CMT with a transit community-wide campaign on the “Faces of Transit,” the benefits of public transportation outlined by actual riders and CMT members to increase transit ridership on the system.  The… Read more »

CMT Breakfast Discussion – Transportation in the Next American City

Please Join CMT for an upcoming Breakfast Discussion  with Chuck Marohn, “Transportation in the Next American City” When: Thursday, October 9, 2014 Registration 7:30 am, Presentation 8:00 – 9:00 am Where: Missouri Athletic Club, 405 Washington Avenue; Saint Louis, Missouri 63102 Tickets Cost: $15 CMT Members, $25 Non Members Purchase Tickets Here Transportation in the… Read more »

Join CMT at Railvolution This Year – Sept 21-24, 2014 in Minneapolis

Railvolution 2014 is fast approaching, and CMT encourages any and all transit enthusiasts to attend the conference September 21-24 in Minneapolis/St. Paul this year. Railvolution bills itself “As a learning network, Rail~Volution brings together people, like you, who are passionate about building livable communities with transit. A Movement. A Network. An Event.” At the conference,… Read more »

Crime down 34% on Chicago Transit Compared to 2013

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has been working to decrease overall crime on the system and their efforts seem to be paying off.  The total number of violent crimes and thefts on CTA for the first half of the year has declined 34%. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Police Department and the CTA implemented several… Read more »

Moving forward after Amendment 7

Yesterday, Missouri voters had the opportunity to vote on Amendment 7, a three-fourths of one percent increase in Missouri’s sales tax dedicated to the improvement of priority transportation projects in Missouri.  While Amendment 7 may have failed at the polls, it was a historic move on the part of the Missouri legislature. For the first… Read more »

CMT’s Team Transit Ready for MetroQuest 2014!

CMT and St. Louis Public Radio Team Up for MetroQuest 2014 on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  8 CMT members were invited to participate on CMT’s Team Transit MetroQuest team and compete to win the scavenger hunt, pub crawl, and trivia contest all built around transit in St. Louis.  The first 8 registrants were selected for… Read more »

Touring Metro Facilities from the Riders’ Perspective

CMT had the rare and interesting opportunity to tour a selection of MetroBus and MetroLink stations with a group of Metro managers to assess the facilities from a user’s perspective. The tour was organized by Ray Friem, Metro’s Chief Operating Officer, for his direct reports. The goal of the tour was to bring all departments… Read more »

Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation Endorses Amendment 7

On Friday, July 25, the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Foundation endorsed Amendment 7 and we found their reasons compelling and worth repeating. Upon careful review of MoBikeFed’s Vision for Bicycling and Walking in Missouri, the Board and staff asked, “Will amendment 7 help us achieve the long term goals set out in our Vision?’  And… Read more »

Perceptions of Safety Keep Older Adults from Transit

A 2012 study of 772 adults in St. Louis assessed perceptions of the built environment and discovered that adults over 60 are significantly less likely to use public transportation than younger persons for 2 primary reasons: Concerns about pedestrian safety at and around the stations due to speeding traffic Perceived crime on the system These… Read more »