CMT honors individuals committed to moving transit forward at Annual Meeting

Citizens for Modern Transit honored an individual and an organization committed to moving transit forward in the St. Louis region at its  29th Annual Meeting on September 13 in Downtown St. Louis.  CMT awarded Delores Lysakowski, chair of the St. Clair County Transit District, the 2013 Service Award. Lysakowski has been with the district since… Read more »

CMT elects new board members at Annual Meeting on Sept. 13

The Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) membership unanimously elected Ann Brand, Governmental Relations Liaison at  St. Louis Community College; Carlo Sanfilippo, co-owner of the The Wexford Group; Scott Schanuel, Senior Director of Marketing, Business Development, and Client Relations at Holland Construction Services; and Marguerite (Peg) Weathers, Assistant Vice President for Community Relations at St. Louis… Read more »

CMT Releases FY13 Annual Report

Citizens for Modern Transit capped off the 29th Annual Meeting with the release of the 2013 Annual Report .  Attendees received copies which highlight some of the successes of CMT in FY13: CMT successfully secured four grant awards this year bringing  more than $1.1 million in federal funding to the St. Louis region to promote transit and increase… Read more »

Financing Infrastructure for TOD Webinar on Sept. 24

Transit-oriented development (TOD) offers a mix of housing, employment, shopping, and transportation choices that can help reduce air pollution and development on open lands and improve water quality and access to jobs. Yet the infrastructure required to create TOD is expensive and funding for infrastructure for new TOD can be difficult to obtain. This webinar,… Read more »

A New Report Finds that 70.5% of Philadelphians Commute Using Transit

Philadelphia has caught the transit bug.  A new report called “How Philadelphia Gets to Work” finds that 70.5% of Philadelphians get to work using transit.  The report, released by the Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation, was prepared to inform strategic investments in transportation infrastructure based on the understanding that: “Sustained job and… Read more »

Metro Installing New Fareboxes on Entire MetroBus Fleet

There has been buzz about bringing smartcards to the St. Louis’s Metro system, and this week Metro rolls out new fareboxes that would make smartcards a possibility for the future.  The new fareboxes are the first step in that direction. Metro explains that “the new fareboxes will replace old fare equipment that is becoming expensive… Read more »

CMT Announces New Ten Toes Walking Groups This Fall!

As CMT gets ready to kick off its Fall 2013 Ten Toes Session this Friday, September 6th, we are also pleased to announce walking groups at 3 new locations!  We hope you’ll consider joining the Ten Toes program this fall and participating in one of our new groups! For the first time, a walking group… Read more »

Tapping Into Transit on the Grand bus line

CMT held a Tapping Into Transit Happy Hour for Young Professionals last night at Mangia Italiano on South Grand and had a great time!  We enjoyed meeting so many new folks interested in transit.  We are always astounded by the number of people who care about and support growing our transit system in the region…. Read more »

Special thanks to CMT members, friends & Board for an amazing year

 Wow, it has been an amazing year at Citizens for Modern Transit. As we wrap up our fiscal year which ends Aug. 31, special thanks goes to the CMT Board, all the CMT members, and CMT friends for helping us to reach record numbers this year as well as pro-actively taking steps to move transit… Read more »

Weigh in on Bus Rapid Transit for region at upcoming public meetings

Metro and its regional partners – the Missouri Department of Transportation, East-West Gateway Council of Governments, City of St. Louis, St. Louis County – invite another round of public comments on their long range plan called Moving Transit Forward. Upon studying factors like demographics, land use, employment patterns, regional travel demand, and best practices from… Read more »