Why should St. Louisans care about infrastructure?

You may have heard that it is National Infrastructure Week.  You may be thinking “Why does infrastructure get a whole week when teachers only get a day (May 3) or birds get May 4, Bird Day?”  National Infrastructure Week is key in transportation discussions in that it looks at and examines the policies in place on… Read more »

Welcome aboard to CMT’s new Program Assistant

Citizens for Modern Transit has hired Erika Sparks as the new Program Assistant for the organization. Ms. Sparks will be on board full-time June 2, 2016. Ms. Sparks is a graduate of Harris-Stowe State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and is currently pursuing her Masters degree at Webster University.    She has previously worked for a Missouri House… Read more »

Venture Café offers opportunity to TALK TRANSIT at CMT GREAT RACE

As part of the focus on transportation options in the St. Louis region, CMT’s 5th annual “Great Race” Finish Line Celebration also featured a panel discussion on “Rethinking the Last Mile with CMT” at  the Venture Cafe Gathering that evening. Venture Cafe is an non-profit organization supporting the innovation and entrepreneurial community. Their flagship event, the Venture Cafe… Read more »


Whether a supporter for Team East or Team West for the 2016 CMT Great Race; Linking the Last Mile, the event was a win for the region with the number of partnerships, local media participation and overall community wide advocacy and awareness building for multi-modal options in St. Louis. While Team West took home the win for 2016 and… Read more »

CMT elects Brett Schott to Board of Directors

Brett Schott, Vice President of Advancement for St. Louis College of Pharmacy, was elected to the CMT Board of Directors at their May 12 Board meeting. Mr.  Schott serves as vice president for advancement at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, with responsibility for development and alumni relations, including strategic planning for fundraising, increasing visibility and… Read more »

CMT names winners of Fred Epstein Scholarship to the upcoming Transit Midwest Conference

Congratulations to Holly Kreienkamp,  Amy Wasowicz, and Ann Anderson – recipients of the Fred Epstein Scholarship for the upcoming Transit Midwest Conference. CMT offered several scholarships for registration for this upcoming conference in Kansas City, August 14-16. As one of the founders of Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) in 1985, Fred Epstein, whose passions included transit… Read more »

Sponsorship Opportunities for CMT’s 32nd Annual Meeting

Please reserve September 1, 2016 for the Citizens for Modern Transit’s 32nd Annual Meeting focusing on Placemaking Around Transit to Create Safer Communities.  CMT will be hosting Nidhi Gulati, with Project for Public Spaces, as our keynote speaker. The meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Grand Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, on… Read more »

CMT Announces Keynote for 2016 Annual Meeting, “Placemaking around Transit to Create Safer Communities”

Save the date for CMT’s 32nd Annual Meeting on Sept. 1, 2016 featuring Nidhi Gulati with Project for Public Spaces, “Placemaking around Transit to Create Safer Communities.” “Transit, from simple bus stops to light rail stations, can be natural focal points for activity and revitalizing adjacent neighborhoods. Currently, area residents, transit commuters, and visitors do… Read more »


The Ten Toe Express website has been down for the past week + due to some technical difficulties with the server that hosts it. We’re doing our best to get it back online ASAP! In the meantime, please feel free to contact your respective walking group leaders, or contact Lisa Cagle, Ten Toe Express Program… Read more »

WTS honors CMT Executive Director as Woman of the Year

The St. Louis Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation, honored CMT Executive Director Kimberly Cella as Woman of the Year. Every year, the WTS St. Louis Chapter recognizes one outstanding woman from St. Louis metropolitan region for their significant accomplishments and contributions… Read more »

Metro to host events for Seniors to sign up for Reduced Fare Permits

Metro is hosting special reduced fare registration events for older adults in May at eight area Schnucks stores in St. Louis County. These events are an easy and convenient way for senior citizens to sign up for a Senior Reduced Fare Permit so they can save money and take advantage of half-price tickets on the… Read more »


 Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) has recruited media personalities and other local influentials to compete in the organization’s 5th annual Great Race competition, which plays off the CBS television hit “The Amazing Race” to raise awareness about the many viable transportation options available in our region. CMT’s GREAT RACE 2016: Linking the Last Mile will… Read more »

Bi-State board approves 3-year budget

The Bi-State Development Board approved a three-year operating and capital budget during its meeting on  Friday. The budget approved includes no increase in operational expenses for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 from the last fiscal year. The budget outlines operational expenses before depreciation of $323.2 million for FY 2017, and projected operational expenses before depreciation of $332.6… Read more »

2016 Transit Midwest Partnership Conference right around the corner

You are invited to join transit providers, stakeholders and riders on  August 14-17, 2016 at The Westin at Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri for the joint 2016 Transit Midwest/State Public Transit Partnership Conference, a cooperative effort among the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas & Missouri, and the FTA state partnership meeting of AASHTO, APTA, & CTAA! The planning… Read more »