CMT Recognized at the Green Business Challenge Awards Celebration

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) received a Sustainable Business Advantage Award for our efforts to become a greener office.  The impetus for the award was our participation in the St. Louis Regional Chamber’s Sustainable Business Advantage Program.  CMT’s project for the program was the creation of our Green Business Commitment, which summarizes the steps we’ve taken to… Read more »

Become a CMT Intern in 2014!

Citizen’s for Modern Transit offers paid internship positions every spring, summer and fall, allowing students and recent graduates the opportunity to work closely with our team and gain insight into the public transit arena in addition to nonprofit management, administration, advocacy and fundraising.  Interns will work directly with CMT’s Executive Director and Program Manager, gain… Read more »

MPTA releases case statement for transit in MO

 The Missouri Public Transit Association released a case statement on the importance in investing in public transit in  MO. A link to the statement is below.  For every one dollar invested in public transportation, there is a four dollar return on investment in economic activity.   Public transit also improves mobility, increases economic growth, decreases unemployment, improves… Read more »

Houston Set to Open a New Light Rail Line

Houston is set to open its new 5 mile light rail extension.  This extension to their current Red Line will take riders through Houston’s historic northside neighborhoods, from the University of Houston-Downtown to the Northline Transit Center.  The route has one elevated station that features artwork and a view of the downtown skyline.  There are… Read more »

CMT Awarded Grant from Great Rivers Greenway

CMT was awarded a grant from Great Rivers Greenway for a project linking the Ten Toes Express, the MetroLink system, and the Great Rivers Greenway District.  The RFP called for projects that would improve quality of life throughout the region by developing a public system of interconnected greenways, trails, and parks.  To this end, CMT… Read more »

TOD Plans for MetroLink Stations in the City Posted for Viewing

The St. Louis Development Corporation has posted reports from their Transit Oriented Development Studies on the Arch-Laclede’s Landing and Stadium Stations as well as on the Delmar Loop and Forest Park – DeBaliviere Stations.  H3 Studio, Inc developed the plans and will be drafting plans for proposed stations along a planned Northside-Southside extension as well…. Read more »

Let CMT know what you think about public transit in St. Louis

Citizens for Modern Transit has just released  an online survey to look at St. Louisans’ satisfaction with the public transit system and messaging that resonates well with them.  This survey work is a part of a larger grant that CMT has received to increase ridership on the transit system.   Please consider taking a moment  to complete… Read more »

MO’s support of transit goes up slightly in 2013 with additional $500K from GR

This year, the Missouri General Assembly approved  $560,875 in state transportation funds and $500,000 in general revenue for Missouri’s Transit Program.  It was a part of the Missouri Department of Transportation appropriation in House Bill 4 and was approved by the Governor this past summer. This is an increase of $500,000 over the previous year’s appropriation.   However, this… Read more »

2013 Report of a Rock Road Walkabout with the Ten Toes Express

The Rock Road Ten Toes Express group performed a walk audit of the Rock Road MetroLink Station and surrounding community on Sunday, October 13th, 2013.  This audit served as a follow up assessment of a Walk Audit held for regional stakeholders in 2012.  The 2013 audit, led by Julie Padberg White with FPA Group, took… Read more »

New Osage Railroad Bridge Opens on Nov. 25

The opening of the Osage Railroad Bridge, just east of Jefferson City, will provide huge time savings for freight and passenger rail trips between Kansas City and St. Louis. The new 1,200 foot railroad bridge provides 2 main line tracks across the river.  The former single-track bridge over the Osage river created service bottlenecks and… Read more »

What would you like to see in MO’s Transportation Future?

The Missouri Department of Transportation has released for review its draft 20 year Long Range Transportation Plan – “A Vision for Missouri’s Transportation Future.”  While 20 years may seem like a long time, remember we just celebrated 20 years of MetroLink this past July, in transportation planning and construction, it is not. However, now is… Read more »

What would you like to see in MO’s Transportation future?

The Missouri Department of Transportation has released for review its draft 20 year Long Range Transportation Plan – “A Vision for Missouri’s Transportation Future.”  While 20 years may seem like a long time, remember we just celebrated 20 years of MetroLink this past July, in transportation planning and construction, it is not. However, now is… Read more »

New MetroBus Route Changes Go Into Effect December 2

Metro just released their bus route changes that will start on December 2nd.  They plan changes on a quarterly basis, informed by customer and operator feedback. Specific details about the December 2 MetroBus service change updates, including the new schedules and maps, can be found at www.metrostlouis.org in the Plan Your Trip section under Service… Read more »