Contact Your Congresspeople and Ask Them to Increase the Amount of Money Transit Receives

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) suggests Congress increase transit system funding by $11.5 billion per year.  They want Congress to approve $100.4 billion in new public transportation spending.  This increase is proportional to the increase being proposed for all transportation projects. Public transportation systems are currently funded through the surface transportation bill that will… Read more »

CMT’s Great Race III and Metro Market Off to a Great Start!

Get excited about CMT’s Great Race III and Metro Market on Thursday, May 8 that will kick off at 4:30 p.m. at the Fortel’s Pizza Den, located at 7359 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105 with a Finish Line celebration at CMT’s the Metro Market located at the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station from 5 to 7… Read more »

Looking for an Internship this Spring ? Consider CMT

Citizens for Modern Transit has an immediate opening for a paid internship, available for undergraduate and/or graduate students.  Apply today!  The internship will run from March – May, 2014.  Interns will be asked to work 10-15 hours a week during normal business hours.  The position will be available until filled. Internship Responsibilities Include: Help with… Read more »

Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers Needed for CMT’s Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute Event on Friday, May 23rd at 7:00 am at the Fairview Heights MetroLink Station! CMT, Y98’s Entourage, and YOU will post between  7:00 a.m. and  8:30 a.m. at the Fairview Heights MetroLink station to thank morning transit, bicycle and walk commuters for leaving their cars… Read more »

In 2013, Public Transportation Reached Highest Levels Since 1956

Those who take public transportation regularly understand it’s benefits and a new release from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) shows that more and more people are getting on board with it.  From a better quality of life, higher activity levels, cheaper commutes and more – this study shows that transit is increasingly becoming the… Read more »

Metro to hold public meetings on proposed fare increase

Metro has announced three public information sessions and a public hearing about a proposed fare increase that would go into effect in July 2014. You can provide feedback online about three fare increase options. Meeting schedule Tuesday, March 25, 2014                           Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.        … Read more »

CMT releases new RFP for graphic design work for new campaign

Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with an advertising campaign on CMT’s new Try & Ride Program, a program to entice new riders to the transit system with complimentary tickets, personalized route from home to work, and a journal to document their experiences. This project will include… Read more »

Major Developments in Downtown St. Louis have great transit access

 Downtown St. Louis is one of the best transit served neighborhoods of the region and we are excited to celebrate the new developments our transit system supports. In addition to the $380 million redevelopment of the Gateway Arch, most closely served by the Arch-Laclede’s Landing station, there are several other big developments to mention. The… Read more »

President & House Ways & Means Chair both release transportation funding proposals

FROM Association for Commuter Transportation:  President Obama and House Ways & Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) each released a proposal for how to stabilize the U.S. Highway Trust Fund. Without Congressional action, the Highway Trust Fund will become insolvent sometime this summer. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) expires at… Read more »

CMT to Present to OACAP Meeting

CMT’s grants and program manager, Lenora Fisher, will presenting to the OACAP open meeting on Wednesday, March 26 at 11:00 am and you are invited to attend.  She will present on “Exploring St. Louis through Transit and your Own Ten Toes” at the Crown Center for Senior Living/Weinberg Lounge.  The Crown Center is located at… Read more »

Transportation Day at the Capitol Rescheduled for April 1

Transportation Day at the Capitol has been rescheduled for 7:30 am on Tuesday, April 1 in Hearing Room 7 of the State Capitol Building.  The event is free to attend, however, RSVPs are required and transportation will need to be self organized.  CMT will organize a carpool if there is interest in traveling down together… Read more »

Amendment offered for additional $1 million for transit assistance

The Missouri House Subcommittee on Appropriations has offered an amendment for an additional $1,000,000 for transit assistance funding (half of MoDOT’s request) from General Revenue. This is in addition to the core funding recommended in the Governor’s budget – $560,875 State Transportation Fund and $500,000 from General Revenue.   Total moving out of the committee for transit assistance is… Read more »