H3 Studio, Inc. Tagged for 2 New Station Area Plans

Additional MetroLink stops will be studied by H3 Studio, Inc. for Station Area Plans. St. Louis Development Corporation has contracted with H3 Studio, Inc., to develop Station Area Plans for three existing MetroLink station areas along the current alignment and two proposed station areas along the planned Northside-Southside MetroLink extension alignment. All Station Area Plans… Read more »

Make Your Move on Metro This May!!!

Join Citizens for Modern Transit as we host a month of events throughout May to promote  St. Louis metropolitan area transit system, as well as alternate modes of transportation.  CMTs Make Your Move on Metro in May is supported by the St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership.  Here are some of the upcoming activities, we… Read more »

5 Transit-Oriented Development Public Meetings Set For Next Week

The Transit Oriented Development study for St. Louis is part of a Regional Communities Planning Grant awarded to the St. Louis region by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  East West Gateway is working with local and regional partners as part of this grant process to complete a Regional Plan for Sustainable… Read more »

Join Us for Tapping Into Transit: A Car Free Happy Hour on Thursday, May 9!

Please join us for CMT’s Tapping Into Transit: Car Free Happy Hour on Thursday, May 9 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Dubliner, located at 1025 Washington Ave, St Louis, MO 63101! We invite you to stop by, discuss transit related issues and concerns, and meet others committed to expanding public transportation options in the… Read more »

City of Kirkwood Celebrates 7th Annual Rail Safety Day April 20

On Saturday, April 20, the City of Kirkwood will host its 7th Annual Rail Safety Day at the Kirkwood Train Station (110 W. Argonne). There will be an open house at the station from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, with a variety of activities scheduled throughout the day. The event is sponsored by the Kirkwood… Read more »

Amtrak ridership continues record-breaking trend in March

March was another record-breaking month for Amtrak, with 2.8 million riders, representing a 1.9% increase over ridership from March 2012. Last month set the record for highest ridership in the history of Amtrak. Overall, 26 of Amtrak’s 46 routes have experienced ridership increases in the last 6 months and Amtrak is hoping that fiscal year… Read more »

Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute Coming to 7 MetroLink and Transfer Stations

Collaborating with the community development group, Beyond Housing, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) adds the Rock Road MetroLink station to its list of stations covered at “Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute” on Friday, May 10 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Morning transit, bicycle and walk commuters can stop by for a complimentary granola… Read more »

Great Race DATE CHANGED to May 30!

Due to the scheduling of the English Premier League soccer game in St. Louis on May 23, we are rescheduling the GREAT RACE for Thursday, May 30 to accomodate many of our media participants. Designed to play off the CBS television hit, “The Amazing Race,” the race will place Team TRANSIT, Team BIKE, Team CARSHARE… Read more »

Forest Park Trolley resumes service today for third season

Forest Park Forever, Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Science Center, Saint Louis Zoo, City of St. Louis, Metro Transit, and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) have announced that the Forest Park Trolley will resume service today,  April 8, for its third season in Forest Park. The Trolley provides visitors a convenient… Read more »

The City of St. Louis Launches an Urban Sustainability Quest: Competition Pilot

CMT has partnered with the Mayor’s Office and the Gephardt Institute for Public Service to pilot an Urban Sustainability Quest. This announcement was provided by Catherine Werner, Sustainability Director in the Mayor’s Office:  The City of St. Louis Urban Sustainability Quest is a competition designed to playfully test—and reward—students on their knowledge of sustainability features… Read more »

Bus Rapid Transit Services Saving Commuters Time in San Antonio

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is one of the key Rapid Transit options Metro is considering in its Rapid Transit Connector Study.  The study will be used to inform Metro’s long-range plan, Moving Transit Forward, with the following articulated goals: Providing and enhancing transit service in the near and long-term Expanding the Metro System into new… Read more »

Will Bus Rapid Transit Be the Means Metro Uses to Extend its Reach?

Metro held 2 of its 3 public meetings over the last week to present the results of a recent rapid transit study.  They explored options for expanding Metro services along highway corridors – I-70, I-64, I-44, and I-55.  There is a recognized need for the quick expansion of high-performance transit services along these routes and… Read more »

The Approved 2014 BSDA/Metro Budget

The Bi-State Development Agency/Metro has passed a $306.3 million operating budget and $442.9 million (3 year) capital budget, increasing last year’s total expenses by 3.7%  The budget includes service enhancements and future transit projects such as the Bus Rapid Transit route.  It also allocates funds for the rehabilitation of Eads Bridge, vehicle replacement, progress toward… Read more »