Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute Reaches 2,000+ Metro Riders This Morning

CMT’s Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute was a big success this morning! We reached out to more than 2,000 commuters at MetroLink stations and transfer centers across the region, thanking them for riding Metro and giving out Guaranteed Ride Home brochures and granola bars. That’s a lot of granola! A big thank you goes to our… Read more »

It pays to RIDE TRANSIT in STL with Tony Transit!

Did you know it pays to ride transit? If you follow Citizens for Modern Transit and our activities, I am sure you have heard us talk about all the benefits of riding transit – IT REALLY DOES PAY to RIDE TRANSIT!  Now, this spring as a part of CMT’s Make Your Move on Metro activities… Read more »

CMT’s Great Race II is right around the corner

Designed to play off the CBS television hit, “The Amazing Race,” the race will place Team TRANSIT, Team BIKE, Team CARSHARE and Team CARPOOL in a head-to-head competition to see which transportation mode can travel from downtown St. Louis to Clayton the fastest. TEAM TRANSIT members like Riz from THE POINT have been out and… Read more »

Transit Service Beefs Up for Baseball Season

Baseball season means much more than cheering on the home team for local transit agencies – it means  much more riders on game days! Major cities across the U.S. have struggled with accommodating the influx of passengers that occurs on game day, as a stadium’s worth of fans head to the game at the same… Read more »

Where do the transportation bills stand with 2 weeks to go in MO session?

Today marks the beginning of the last two weeks of Missouri’s legislative session.  Both chambers will reconvene today with the House at 4:00 p.m. and the Senate at 1:30 p.m.  Where do the transportation bills stand in MO as we move into the final stretch?   BUDGET BILLS The House and Senate placed the FY14 budget bills in… Read more »

St. Louis Region Leading the Missouri Economy

Recent data from East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the reginal Metropolitan Planning Organization, shows the St. Louis region is leading the state’s economy in a number of categories. For the study, East-West Gateway examined the five Missouri counties within the organization’s (MPO) service area – Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Louis, and St. Louis City. The data… Read more »

Take Transit to avoid MODOT bridge & highway construction delays!

Bridges connecting Missouri and Illinois are in for a major face-lift in the next few years. Nearly the entire section of roadway  in Downtown  St. Louis between the new Mississippi River Bridge, the Poplar Street Bridge, the Old Courthouse, and the river will be revamped – which means good and bad news for commuters. The… Read more »

St. Louis Rapid Transit Connector Study Virtual Public Meeting

If you were unable to attend our first round of public meetings that finished up earlier this month, we encourage you to visit our virtual public meeting where you can review materials and provide your feedback as if you were there.  We can’t offer you a cookie at the virtual meeting, but we hope you’ll take a… Read more »

Ten Toes & Transit Lead to Healthier Employees

Increasing Transit Use & Walking Improves Overall Workforce Health  More and more businesses are realizing the benefits of encouraging their employees to use transit. But how does one incentivize commuting via public transit over personal vehicle? In addition to promoting overall health improvements, employers can offer motivations, such as specialized Ten Toe walks and subsidized… Read more »

Denver’s West Line Opens Tomorrow

The wait is almost over! Denver’s newest light rail line, the West Line, opens tomorrow, marking the city’s first completed FasTracks project since the program was approved and funded in 2004. Check out the quick stats on the project below, or read the full construction summary here. Quick Numbers Summary -  12.1 – miles of track… Read more »

Paid Internship Opportunity Available at CMT – Apply Today!

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.  CMT is a member supported organization leading efforts for an integrated, affordable,… Read more »

Sponsorships available for MetroLink 20th Anniversary Celebration

Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, July 31, 2013 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of MetroLink in St. Louis and the future of transit in the region.  This summer marks 20 years of light rail service in St. Louis. When Citizens for Modern Transit was created in 1983, light rail was not a part of… Read more »

Report Shows the Decreased Driving Trends of Young Americans

The Washington Post did a story this week titled, “Why aren’t younger Americans driving anymore?”  Since 2007, Americans have driven less and less, and while there have been dips in driving habits in the past, Plumer notes that, “since June 2005, vehicle miles driven have fallen 8.75 percent. The decline has persisted for 92 months… Read more »