Atlanta Touts Social Benefits of Public Transit

We often discuss the benefits of public transit in terms of job accessibility, improved air quality, reduced congestion, and economic development, but what other ways does transit benefit our communities? A new poll, based out of Atlanta, Georgia shows that transit may improve connections between individuals and their community, serving as a tool to enrich… Read more »

Center for Transit-Oriented Development Releases Report for Pittsburgh, PA

A new report recently released by the Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD) offers strategies for the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to tap into its TOD potential. The report focuses on three areas of investment – infrastructure, new development, and building the capacity of community groups. Stations with the best potential for TOD have been identified… Read more »

Special Metro Service for Mardi Gras on February 9

Take Metro to Mardi Gras this year and avoid the hassle of traffic and parking in Soulard! In order to accommodate those attending this year’s Mardi Gras celebrations in Soulard, Metro is offering special MetroLink service, shuttles, and passes. Extra trains, running every 7.5 minutes, will service MetroLink stations between Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Fairview Heights starting… Read more »

Transit Lessons Learned from The Portland Streetcar

With the recent re-emergence of streetcars as a public transit option in cities across the United States, the city of Portland, Oregon is often held  up as the poster child for this new transportation trend. Other cities looking to fund and build their own streetcar lines have a lot to learn from the Portland Streetcar…. Read more »

Ridership Grows on Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner

Ridership on Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner route is up 4 percent in the second quarter of fiscal year 2013, which is roughly 2,000 passengers more than the same time period the previous year. Increases in ridership are likely due to mild weather, holidays, and improved service, including on-time performance of trains, according to the Missouri… Read more »

Missouri Senator announces proposal for 1 cent sales tax for transportation

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce held their annual transportation conference yesterday in Jefferson City.  Senate and House transportation committee chairs, Senator Mike Kehoe, R- Jefferson City, and Representative Dave Schatz, R- Sullivan, were given an opportunity to discuss the highly anticipated transportation package, which according to Senator Kehoe, will be filed in the next ten days. … Read more »

10th Annual Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) St. Louis Chapter Awards Dinner set for Feb. 28

 The Tenth Annual Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) St. Louis Chapter  Scholarship and Awards Dinner is set for Thursday, February 28th, 2013 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at the Engineer’s Club.      Featured Speaker – Todd Antoine, Deputy Director for Planning of Great Rivers Greenway Schedule – 5:00pm Reception • 6:15pm Seating • 6:45pm Program The Engineer’s… Read more »

CMT elects new member to Board of Directors

The Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) Board of Directors unanimously elected Mary Lamie, EFK Moen, to a three year term on the board at the January 23 CMT Board Meeting. Ms. Lamie is responsible for project management and business development for EFK Moen, LLC in Illinois. Her engineering and project management experience includes a wide… Read more »

Aventura Apartments to Open Near MetroLink This Summer

Set to open this summer, Aventura Apartments is a luxury residential development in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood, located at 4431 Chouteau, between Taylor and Newstead. The central location is close to the Central West End, The Grove, Forest Park, and the ever expanding medical campus. Another perk is its proximity to transit – just… Read more »

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Vote for “Waiting on a Bus” by Elizabeth Simons

Live Well Ferguson’s Program Manager, Elizabeth Simons, has submitted a project which has been dubbed a finalist in the GOOD Maker Challenge.  In order to work with the GOOD team in Los Angeles to launch her project, she needs to obtain the most votes among the other contestants.  Elizabeth’s project, Waiting on a Bus: Stories… Read more »