Check out Belleville’s Gingerbread Walk with Transit

Looking for a fun family outing over the holidays?  CMT recommends St. Louisan’s jump on the train and head to Belleville for their annual Gingerbread walk, running now through January 2,  2014.  Started in 1989 to promote Belleville’s historic downtown, residents submit gingerbread creations every year that are displayed in the storefronts of Belleville’s downtown… Read more »

APTA reports on Budget Conference Committee

From American Public Transit Association:  Budget Conferees Reach Agreement Tuesday evening, Budget Conference Committee Chairs Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WA) unveiled an $85 billion budget agreement that sets spending levels for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 and FY 2015, while cutting the deficit by $23 billion. The agreement reduces… Read more »

OneSTL adopted by East-West Gateway board

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments Board of Directors on Wednesday approved OneSTL, a regional plan for sustainable development that provides a framework for collaboration among local governments as they adapt to the changing needs of the area’s communities. OneSTL is the culmination of three years of public meetings, surveys, and discussions that were funded… Read more »

CMT releases 2014 Legislative Priorities

The 2014 Legislative Session is right around the corner, and Citizens for Modern Transit is going to be making the case for funding for transit on the local, state and national level as well as setting a list of transit priorities for the St. Louis region. CMT’s Legislative agenda adopted by the CMT Board on… Read more »

CMT Recognized at the Green Business Challenge Awards Celebration

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) received a Sustainable Business Advantage Award for our efforts to become a greener office.  The impetus for the award was our participation in the St. Louis Regional Chamber’s Sustainable Business Advantage Program.  CMT’s project for the program was the creation of our Green Business Commitment, which summarizes the steps we’ve taken to… Read more »

Become a CMT Intern in 2014!

Citizen’s for Modern Transit 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.  Interns will work directly with CMT’s Executive Director and Program Manager, gain… Read more »

MPTA releases case statement for transit in MO

 The Missouri Public Transit Association released a case statement on the importance in investing in public transit in  MO. A link to the statement is below.  For every one dollar invested in public transportation, there is a four dollar return on investment in economic activity.   Public transit also improves mobility, increases economic growth, decreases unemployment, improves… Read more »

Houston Set to Open a New Light Rail Line

Houston is set to open its new 5 mile light rail extension.  This extension to their current Red Line will take riders through Houston’s historic northside neighborhoods, from the University of Houston-Downtown to the Northline Transit Center.  The route has one elevated station that features artwork and a view of the downtown skyline.  There are… Read more »

CMT Awarded Grant from Great Rivers Greenway

CMT was awarded a grant from Great Rivers Greenway for a project linking the Ten Toes Express, the MetroLink system, and the Great Rivers Greenway District.  The RFP called for projects that would improve quality of life throughout the region by developing a public system of interconnected greenways, trails, and parks.  To this end, CMT… Read more »

TOD Plans for MetroLink Stations in the City Posted for Viewing

The St. Louis Development Corporation has posted reports from their Transit Oriented Development Studies on the Arch-Laclede’s Landing and Stadium Stations as well as on the Delmar Loop and Forest Park – DeBaliviere Stations.  H3 Studio, Inc developed the plans and will be drafting plans for proposed stations along a planned Northside-Southside extension as well…. Read more »

Let CMT know what you think about public transit in St. Louis

Citizens for Modern Transit has just released  an online survey to look at St. Louisans’ satisfaction with the public transit system and messaging that resonates well with them.  This survey work is a part of a larger grant that CMT has received to increase ridership on the transit system.   Please consider taking a moment  to complete… Read more »

MO’s support of transit goes up slightly in 2013 with additional $500K from GR

This year, the Missouri General Assembly approved  $560,875 in state transportation funds and $500,000 in general revenue for Missouri’s Transit Program.  It was a part of the Missouri Department of Transportation appropriation in House Bill 4 and was approved by the Governor this past summer. This is an increase of $500,000 over the previous year’s appropriation.   However, this… Read more »

2013 Report of a Rock Road Walkabout with the Ten Toes Express

The Rock Road Ten Toes Express group performed a walk audit of the Rock Road MetroLink Station and surrounding community on Sunday, October 13th, 2013.  This audit served as a follow up assessment of a Walk Audit held for regional stakeholders in 2012.  The 2013 audit, led by Julie Padberg White with FPA Group, took… Read more »