HR1393 looks at giving more control to local communities on transportation projects

A bipartisan group of senators and representatives have released a bill giving local communities more access to, and control over, a share of the federal transportation dollars that flow into their states.  Representatives Davis (R-IL), Titus (D-NV) Harper, (R-MS), Bustos (D-IL), Lipinski (D-IL) and Cartwright (D-PA) co-sponsored H.R. 1393, the Innovation in Surface Transportation Act of 2015…. Read more »

CMT & Creating Whole Communities look at transit’s role in development in communities

CMT & Creating Whole Communities partnered on March 12 to present Transportation’s Impact on the Neighborhood.  The program featured  Rosa Ortiz with Enterprise Community Partners on transit’s role in creating equitable development opportunities in a community.  Enterprise Community Partners has worked in communities across the country to ensure TOD is attainable along transit infrastructure corridors.   Ms. Ortiz serves as a… Read more »

Metro Service Changes Scheduled for March 16

Responding to customer and operator feedback, Metro has announced its spring service changes, many of which will make route connections better for passengers. Metro provided the following details of the service changes, which will be effective Monday, March 16: #11 Chippewa: The weekday eastbound trip at 6:02 p.m. from the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Station will… Read more »

New appointments to Metro Board of Commissioners

The Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA) announced the appointments of Vernal Brown and Irma Golliday to the BSDA Board of Commissioners during the February board meeting on Friday, February 27. Brown, a resident of St. Louis County, was appointed to the BSDA Board by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and replaces Commissioner Kevin Cahill. Golliday, a resident… Read more »

CMT Issues an RFP for Website updates

Citizens for Modern Transit request for proposal on Try & Ride Web Development work Transit Rider Improvement Program Federal Project Number CMAQ-5456(611); TIP# 5831-13 Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a consultant to make CMT’s Try & Ride program pages on the CMT website more visually appealing, graphic, interactive, easy to find and use. … Read more »

CMT issues RFP for Graphic Design for Great Race 2015

Request for Proposals for Graphic Design to Citizens for Modern Transit Federal Project CMAQ-5401-710  Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with a spring advertising campaign on CMT’s Great Race and May transit events to promote ridership on the transit system. Work products will include creation and development… Read more »

City of St. Louis Revises the City’s Complete Streets Policy

February 25, 2015:  Building on a complete streets ordinance signed in 2010, Mayor Francis Slay signed a revision to the policy that aims to improve planning, design, and maintenance of transportation, road, sidewalk, and trail networks.  The new policy will involve more City agencies and a range of specialties so that streets are designed, built,… Read more »

CMT celebrates 30th year with more programming in 2015

Tomorrow marks the halfway point of CMT’s 30th Anniversary year, and we have loads more to do to move transit forward in the region. We are excited to share all of these great events with CMT members and friends as a part of our 30th Anniversary celebration. We know public transit is the key to bringing… Read more »

Transit projects on the move nationally

On February 2, President Obama released his fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget request for funding the federal government.  According to the Center for Transportation Excellence, within the budget request, the Federal Transit Administration’s New Starts/Small Starts grant program designated 54 projects to receive grants to improve and/or expand public transit. Many of the awards  include… Read more »

CMT announces new Ten Toe Walking Group – AARP Breakfast Bunch

CMT is excited about the new Ten Toe Express Walking group  – the AARP Breakfast Bunch that will meet on Saturday mornings thanks to AARP St. Louis!  This group will meet at the Shrewsbury MetroLink station (7201 Lansdowne Ave; St. Louis, MO 63119)  at 8:49 am on most Saturday mornings.  Their first walk will be on Saturday, April… Read more »

New CEO of Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Announced

On February 18, 2015, Joe Reardon was selected to be the next President & CEO of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA).  Mr. Reardon currently works in a Kansas City-based law firm and will begin his term at KCATA in March. Mr. Reardon is the former Mayor/CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas… Read more »

Rauner considering a cut to Amtrak funding

February 19, 2015:  Illinois Governor Rauner unveiled a spending plan yesterday that would cut train service levels across the state of Illinois.  The plan suggests a $16 million cut to the current $42 million subsidy which would result in a reduction in the number of trains running between Chicago and St. Louis and Chicago and… Read more »

Bill introduced putting transit on more equal playing field with driving

The Association for Commuter Transportation announces the introduction of the Commuter Benefit Parity Act of 2015. This bipartisan legislation would establish parity between the parking and transit portions of the transportation fringe benefit by setting the monthly caps for both at $235/month. Transportation costs represent the second-largest household expense for American families. According to Transportation for… Read more »