New Study to Show Millenial Driving Decline Here to Stay

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) announces a report they will release tomorrow, Tuesday, October 14 showing that the Millennial’s shift away from driving is not a temporary change. “While most people know the last decade saw a marked decrease in young Americans’ driving miles, the new study explains why reduced driving among… Read more »

Transportation engineering is a craft, building places is a human endeavor – Chuck Marohn, Strong Towns

“Transportation engineering is a craft, building places is a human endeavor,” said Strong Towns President and Co-founder Chuck Marohn at CMT’s“Transportation in the Next American City” Breakfast on Oct. 9.    With more than 100 CMT members and friends in the room, Marohn detailed the misconceived assumptions about transportation infrastructure that have existed for decades and how… Read more »

New Report Reveals Americans’ Thoughts about Public Transit

Transit Center, a philanthropic organization committed to improving transit through innovation, has just released a first-of-its-kind study about U.S. attitudes toward transit.  By sampling 12,000 people from 46 metro areas (both “transit progressive” and “transit deficient” cities), they have identified some interesting trends in people’s perceptions of public transit. The study was inspired by the… Read more »

CMT hits 2 year Try & Ride goal in first 3 months

Just three-and-a-half months after Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) rolled out its new Try & Ride program, aimed at helping area residents overcome some of the perceived hurdles associated with using MetroLink or MetroBus for their workday commute by “test driving” the transit system, the organization announced it has already exceeded its two-year participation goal…. Read more »

CMT to Host Commuter Happy Hour Events October 2nd and 23rd.

CITIZENS FOR MODERN TRANSIT TO HOST “COMMUTER HAPPY HOUR” EVENTS OCT. 2 AND 23 Gatherings are Aimed at Reinforcing the Ease of Usability and Benefits of Taking Transit ST. LOUIS, MO (Sept. 23, 2014) … Transit use is becoming increasingly popular for the work commute, yet some still shy away from taking advantage of the… Read more »

TIGER Grants roar into MO

  Last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the funding of 72 transportation projects selected to receive a total of nearly $600 million through the 2014 TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Program.  Projects were funded in 46 states and the District of Columbia. Three projects in Missouri received funding for a totaling $21.5 million. … Read more »

CMT showcases opportunities for space near TRANSIT on Park(ing) Day

 What better way to show potential development in an area around transit than to actually have that development “pop-up” for all to see.  That was just CMT’s idea when it launched the CMT Metro Market in 2014 at the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne MetroLink Station, and now CMT is bringing it back for Park(ing) Day in  Downtown St. Louis… Read more »

CMT Annual Meeting Keynote Panel lays out vision for transit for future

CMT’s Fiscal Year 2015 kicks-off 30 years of advocating for good public transit in the St. Louis region. As a part of the kick-off events, CMT invited local leaders to discuss their vision for transit and the future of the region. The keynote panel included St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern; MoDOT Director Dave Nichols;… Read more »

Citizens for Modern Transit elects new board members at Annual Meeting

The Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) membership unanimously elected Terry Briggs, Director of Communications for Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust; Karin Hagaman, Director of Project Development with Cortex Innovations Community; and Jennifer Obertino, Vice-President and Operations Manager of the Missouri-Kansas Operations for URS Corporation to three-year terms on the board at CMT’s 30th Annual Meeting… Read more »

CMT honors public & private organizations for advancing transit at 30th Annual Meeting

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) recently recognized several public and private organizations for their efforts to advance the development of new light rail in the St. Louis region. Awards were presented to BJC Healthcare, Washington University, the Cortex Innovation Community and Great Rivers Greenway, along with the City of Pagedale and Beyond Housing, during CMT’s… Read more »

CMT announces 2014 BEst Workplaces for Commuters winners

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is pleased to announce Microgrid Energy and Washington University as the winners of the 2014 Best Workplaces for Commuters competition. These employers were recognized for their outstanding commuter benefits at CMT’s 30th Annual Meeting, held last week at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis, and will receive a one-year… Read more »