Retirement planning must include transportation component

The New York Times ran a recent story about the importance of considering transportation needs when you are planning for retirement. The story highlights Roland Dion, an 81 year old retired marriage and family therapist, and his wife who live on the eastern edge of San Diego where cars reign supreme.  Everything the Dions do… Read more »

Exciting New Perk for CMT members

There are many reasons to join CMT as a member, but CMT and Enterprise CarShare have negotiated an exciting new deal for CMT members that we are pleased to announce today! CMT members will now be able to take advantage of $25 off their first year of Enterprise CarShare membership!  Over the last several years,… Read more »

Transportation Funding Being Decided in Several States this November

With federal funding for transportation uncertain, several states will be voting on state and local revenue measures this November. For instance, Pinellas County Florida (St. Petersburg) will decide whether or not to raise the sales tax to build a light-rail system and add buses to the road.  They currently fund transit with property taxes that… Read more »

Report Showing a More Permanent Shift Away from Driving

A new report from Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) provides insight into driving trends in the US. It has been widely speculated that the decreasing miles driven in the past decade was due to the recession and that we’d all go back to normal when resources were less tight, but this new study explores… Read more »

Consider a special year-end gift for transit in 2014 with CMT

Transit is on the move in St. Louis, have you heard? A new MetroLink Station will be added to our system within the next several years, more and more St. Louisans are giving transit a try, and new ideas are on the table for improving the transit system in the region. Thanks to Citizens for… Read more »

City of Clayton’s TOD overlay helps entice new high rise development near transit

With the creation of Clayton’s Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Overlay Districts around the Clayton Ave. and Forsyth MetroLink Stations, the City has paved the way for mixed-use development which takes into account the benefits of transit. The latest development, The Crossing, situated within Clayton’s master plan’s “Central Station District” has taken advantage of this positive… Read more »

New Study to Show Millenial Driving Decline Here to Stay

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) announces a report they will release tomorrow, Tuesday, October 14 showing that the Millennial’s shift away from driving is not a temporary change. “While most people know the last decade saw a marked decrease in young Americans’ driving miles, the new study explains why reduced driving among… Read more »

Transportation engineering is a craft, building places is a human endeavor – Chuck Marohn, Strong Towns

“Transportation engineering is a craft, building places is a human endeavor,” said Strong Towns President and Co-founder Chuck Marohn at CMT’s“Transportation in the Next American City” Breakfast on Oct. 9.    With more than 100 CMT members and friends in the room, Marohn detailed the misconceived assumptions about transportation infrastructure that have existed for decades and how… Read more »

New Report Reveals Americans’ Thoughts about Public Transit

Transit Center, a philanthropic organization committed to improving transit through innovation, has just released a first-of-its-kind study about U.S. attitudes toward transit.  By sampling 12,000 people from 46 metro areas (both “transit progressive” and “transit deficient” cities), they have identified some interesting trends in people’s perceptions of public transit. The study was inspired by the… Read more »

CMT hits 2 year Try & Ride goal in first 3 months

Just three-and-a-half months after Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) rolled out its new Try & Ride program, aimed at helping area residents overcome some of the perceived hurdles associated with using MetroLink or MetroBus for their workday commute by “test driving” the transit system, the organization announced it has already exceeded its two-year participation goal…. Read more »

CMT to Host Commuter Happy Hour Events October 2nd and 23rd.

CITIZENS FOR MODERN TRANSIT TO HOST “COMMUTER HAPPY HOUR” EVENTS OCT. 2 AND 23 Gatherings are Aimed at Reinforcing the Ease of Usability and Benefits of Taking Transit ST. LOUIS, MO (Sept. 23, 2014) … Transit use is becoming increasingly popular for the work commute, yet some still shy away from taking advantage of the… Read more »

TIGER Grants roar into MO

  Last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the funding of 72 transportation projects selected to receive a total of nearly $600 million through the 2014 TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Program.  Projects were funded in 46 states and the District of Columbia. Three projects in Missouri received funding for a totaling $21.5 million. … Read more »