Hinson and Schatz introduce HJR 68

Representatives Hinson and Schatz have introduced HJR 68 this week.   It proposes a  a constitutional amendment imposing a 1% temporary increase in the state sales and use tax to be used for transportation projects. These projects are not limited to roads and bridge projects as revenues from the state gas tax are limited to those… Read more »

State of Transit in MO

Missouri Governor Nixon will hold his State of the State address this evening.   While we are almost certain his remarks will not include funding for transportation as a priority – state funding is critical to maintain and expand transit service in Missouri. Currently, Missouri ranks 36th in funding for public transit nationally, with 34 states and… Read more »

Congress passes FY 2014 Budget including funding for TIGER

Congress has passed legislation that would fund the Federal government thru the rest of FY 2014. The legislation was approved by both chambers and now needs the President’s signature. The bill fully funds MAP-21, the two-year transportation bill. This legislation comes just 9 months before the expiration of MAP-21. Federal Highways Administration The legislation provides an… Read more »

St. Louis Transit Survey Collecting Responses Through Jan. 31.

Didn’t get that ipad that you wanted for Christmas? This might be your chance! Citizens for Modern Transit is extending the deadline for their St Louis Transit Survey to learn more about the way St Louisians move around the city. Whether you walk, drive, or take the bus, we want to hear from you. Survey… Read more »

Lead a Ten Toe Walk this Spring

The Ten Toe Express Spring 2014 session will kick off on April 3, 2014 from a MetroLink Station near you!  In preparation, we are seeking volunteers to help lead walks. The spring session is 12 weeks long and walk leaders can pick the day of the week that works best for them. We will be provide the necessary… Read more »

Transit should be on the agenda for the MO 97th General Assembly

Missouri lawmakers  convene today to kick off the Second Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly, which will run through May 16.  Transit and funding for transportation should be a top priority as they head back to session today. Last session the Governor signed off on an additional $500,000 for public transit operations from General… Read more »

Where is St. Louis transit? A review of 2013

As we wrap up 2013, where do we stand with transit in St. Louis? While there was no groundbreaking or construction in 2013, transit is on the move nationally and in the St. Louis region.   Nationally, more than 50 transit projects were planned or under construction including Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), light rail and streetcars totaling… Read more »

New Residential Tower Near Transit Proposed for Clayton

The Crossing in Clayton will be a 24-story luxury apartment tower with 255 rental units adjacent to the Clayton Central Avenue MetroLink stop.  The $350 million dollar development aims to offer an urban setting near transit that attracts professionals, corporate travelers, and students seeking the flexibility and advantages of renting. GTE Properties, a Chesterfield-based real… Read more »

Check out Belleville’s Gingerbread Walk with Transit

Looking for a fun family outing over the holidays?  CMT recommends St. Louisan’s jump on the train and head to Belleville for their annual Gingerbread walk, running now through January 2,  2014.  Started in 1989 to promote Belleville’s historic downtown, residents submit gingerbread creations every year that are displayed in the storefronts of Belleville’s downtown… Read more »

APTA reports on Budget Conference Committee

From American Public Transit Association:  Budget Conferees Reach Agreement Tuesday evening, Budget Conference Committee Chairs Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WA) unveiled an $85 billion budget agreement that sets spending levels for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 and FY 2015, while cutting the deficit by $23 billion. The agreement reduces… Read more »

OneSTL adopted by East-West Gateway board

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments Board of Directors on Wednesday approved OneSTL, a regional plan for sustainable development that provides a framework for collaboration among local governments as they adapt to the changing needs of the area’s communities. OneSTL is the culmination of three years of public meetings, surveys, and discussions that were funded… Read more »