Mayor Slay Presents a Sustainability Agenda for the City of St. Louis

On February 28th, Mayor Slay held a media event at Lambert Airport announcing his Sustainability Action Agenda for priority Sustainability Plan implementation items. “Our Sustainability Plan has three purposes: first, to make our City cleaner, safer, healthier, with less waste of energy and natural resources; second, to attract knowledge workers and others who want more sustainable spaces and neighbor-hoods; and… Read more »

Legislative Update on transit issues

The Missouri General Assembly reconvened this week after a week off for spring break. There were several items related to transit funding this week.  BUDGET HB 4, containing MoDOT’s budget, was voted out 146-10.  The bill was voted out with transit’s additional $500,000 in tact.  This additional $500,000 would be in addition to the Governor’s… Read more »

Best Transit Picture Winner for March Announced

We are pleased to announce Citizens for Modern Transit’s Best Transit Picture winner for March 2013.  The winner receives a free month-long Metro pass. This month’s winner was selected by CMT’s new Grants and Program Manager, Lenora Fisher.  “The smile and sunshine in this picture brightened a cold and dreary March afternoon.  I couldn’t help… Read more »

St. Louis Streetcar Feasibility Study Final Report Released

The Final Report for the St. Louis Streetcar Feasibility study has been released and is available online. The 6-month study was sponsored by the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis and conducted by URS Corporation and has assessed the potential for a modern streetcar line connecting Downtown St. Louis, Midtown, the Central West End, and the… Read more »

St. Louis Regional TOD Study meetings announced for April 15-18

New dates have just been announced for the St. Louis Regional Transit-Oriented Development Study! The next round of public meetings have been scheduled to discuss opportunities for TOD around the North Hanley, JJK/Emerson Park, Fairveiw Heights, Rock Road, and Union Station/Civic Center MetroLink Stations. If you live near one of these stations or if you… Read more »

New Sculpture Debuts Thursday at the Stadium MetroLink Station

Just in time for the Cardinals’ 2013 season, the Stadium MetroLink Station will unveil its new sculpture on March 28. The sculpture is the second of ten projects planned as part of the Metro Arts in Transit program that will take place over the next few years. Last year, an art installment at the Wellston… Read more »

St. Louis Rapid Transit Connector Study Launches Public Meetings Series

The St. Louis Rapid Transit Connector Study is being conducted to determine what transit projects are needed for the St. Louis region and which should be considered to apply for federal funding, as part of the region’s long-range plan, Moving Transit Forward. St. Louis County, the City of St. Louis, Metro, MODOT, and East-West Gateway… Read more »

Study Shows Transit Access Boosts Housing Prices

The new study titled “The New Real Estate Mantra Location Near Public Transportation” by the Center for Neighborhood Technology, compares residential property values of homes with access to transit to those in the region as a whole. Home values for five different regions (Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Phoenix, and San Francisco) between 2006 and 2011 were researched… Read more »

House to take up proposed transportation sales tax upon return to session

Missouri senators endorsed a proposed one-cent sales tax increase that could raise nearly $8 billion over a decade for transportation projects prior to the legislative spring break.  Now the proposal will be assigned to a House committee to be heard. The sales tax increase would require voter approval and, if passed, would be resubmitted to the ballot… Read more »

Connecting Transportation and Public Health

An issue brief released last October by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) makes the case for incorporating public health considerations into transportation planning. Check out some of the highlights below or visit the RWJF website for the full report. TRENDS For every $1 spent moving to more affordable housing, 77 cents is spent on… Read more »