Denver hoping new light rail will spur economy

Denver is adding another extension to its light rail system, and is hoping it will spur another economic boom along with it. This Friday, a new light rail line will extend to Denver’s western suburb of Golden, via the West Colfax Avenue corridor. In the past, this route has been connected by trolley, and most… Read more »

CMT offers a month of activities for Make your Move on Metro in May

Join Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) as we host a month of events throughout May to promote St. Louis’ transit system and its benefits to the region.  CMT’s Make Your Move on Metro in May, supported by the St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership, will include sweetening the commute for area commuters on May 10… Read more »

CMT releases RFP for Central Corridor Access Study

St. Louis’ already thriving Central Corridor is expected to experience significant growth over the next twenty plus years. The Central Corridor is presently the Bi-State Development Agency’s (dba Metro), transit system’s largest market and is served by MetroBus, MetroLink and Metro Call-A-Ride. Cortex and its public and private partners are pursuing the intensive development of… Read more »

National Train Day May 11

National Train Day will be on Saturday, May 11 this year, with events planned across the country in celebration. This year’s theme is “Trains matter” and will focus on the importance of trains to transportation, economic development, and employment. In Missouri, there are events planned in Kansas City, Pacific, Independence, Kirkwood, Valley Park, La Plata,… Read more »

Amtrak making rail service improvements, extensions across the country

According to the Missouri Rail Passenger Advisory Committee’s (MORPAC) third quarter report released yesterday, Amtrak has big plans for rail service improvements and extensions across the Unites States. Michigan – Amtrak is working with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to make upgrades to track on routes from Kalamazoo to Central and Eastern Michigan, which… Read more »

WeCar is now Enterprise CarShare

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has been operating its car-sharing service, WeCar, since it expanded its rental car program in 2007. As the company moves forward with plans to make car sharing more reliable and accessible, they are giving the program a new name – Enterprise CarShare. WeCar members can continue to use the car-sharing service and make… Read more »

Activity at MO Capitol picks up

With only 5 weeks of session left to go, activities in both the House and the Senate are picking up.  The Senate Appropriations Committee wrapped up their first round of mark-ups last week. Specific to MoDOT’s budget (HB 4) and the additional $500,000 that Rep. Stream had added to the budget for public transit, Senator Schaefer… Read more »

Smart Cards: Paving the way for a better transit experience

Smart Card transit fare collection technology has been expanding in major cities across the United States and the world and many are wondering when it will finally come to St. Louis. The conversion to electronic ticketing on transit began in the 1970s with stored value, prepaid cards. Since the 1990s, transit agencies have been moving… Read more »

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 »