Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation Endorses Amendment 7

On Friday, July 25, the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Foundation endorsed Amendment 7 and we found their reasons compelling and worth repeating. Upon careful review of MoBikeFed’s Vision for Bicycling and Walking in Missouri, the Board and staff asked, “Will amendment 7 help us achieve the long term goals set out in our Vision?’  And… Read more »

Perceptions of Safety Keep Older Adults from Transit

A 2012 study of 772 adults in St. Louis assessed perceptions of the built environment and discovered that adults over 60 are significantly less likely to use public transportation than younger persons for 2 primary reasons: Concerns about pedestrian safety at and around the stations due to speeding traffic Perceived crime on the system These… Read more »

CMT Releases New Ten Toe Walking Maps to 5 GRG Greenways!

CMT is taking transit to trails.  Over the years, CMT has produced more than a hundred walking maps from MetroLink stations in the region to exciting St. Louis destinations for the Ten Toe Express, a walking program linking MetroLink and MetroBus with residents’ own ten toes to explore St. Louis and step towards healthier lives! Thanks to… Read more »

CMT’s 30th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony on Sept. 12, 2014

SOLD OUT – CMT to kick off 30 years of work in St. Louis moving transit forward in the region. When: Friday, September 12, 2014 12 Noon –  Registration 12:20 pm – Lunch 12:45 p.m. – Program   Place: Renaissance Grand Hotel, Crystal Ballroom Address: 800 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101 Accessible by Convention Center… Read more »

Amendment 7 game changer for transit funding in MO

For the first time in Missouri’s history, there is a proposed State constitutional amendment which will provide dedicated state funding for public transit.  Right now, each year, public transit advocates and providers of transit fight to preserve a little more than $1 million in funding for more than 30 transit providers in the state. Missouri’s… Read more »

Metro Moving Transit Forward with a New Transit Center in North County

Metro held the groundbreaking on its new Transit Center in North St. Louis County on July 22.  By renovating an old car dealership at 3140 Pershall Road, Ferguson, MO 63136, Metro will be creating a new bus hub for transit commuters in North County and throughout the region.  With an indoor waiting area, restrooms, concessions,… Read more »

CMT and GRG Partner on the Ten Toe Express Fall 2014

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is partnering with Great Rivers Greenway (GRG) to better link transit and area trails through its Ten Toe Express program. This fall, a series of new detailed walk maps will be available to help direct program participants as they utilize MetroLink Stations to gain access to five different trails in… Read more »

Metro Rolls Out a New Ticket to Ride – The Gateway Smart Card!

Metro unveiled the new name and design for their promised Smart Card program.  The Gateway Smart Card design is described as, “an arch designed into the Gateway logo that flows into a wave, depicting the Mississippi River.”  Read more here. Smart Cards provide a more convenient, secure way to pay transit fares and can replace… Read more »

Wabash Station Survey Results

CMT and the Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council asked residents what they wanted to see happen at the Historic Wabash Station and the responses had several themes, all with the emphasis of bringing it back to life along with activating the street around the station.  Do you have a preference on the suggestions? Entrance to the MetroLink… Read more »

Bringing Smart Cards to the Region

By CMT Intern, Sarah Casteel:  Advancing technology has led to increasing convenience in many aspects of our lives.  In fact, the Metro system has the potential to become the most convenient method of transportation for commuters in Saint Louis.  Luckily for these commuters, an important new aspect of public transportation is on its way. The… Read more »

CMT Issues RFP for DOTNetNuke Website Update

Citizens for Modern Transit RFP for Website Updates CMAQ MO 5401-639 Grant July 15, 2014 CMT Issues an RFP for DOTNetNuke update of Ten Toes Website. The Ten Toe Express is a highly successful walking program that links MetroLink & MetroBus with residents’ own Ten Toes to get exercise, learn to ride the Metro system,… Read more »

A YES on Amendment 7 is a YES for TRANSIT

For the first time in Missouri history, voters have the opportunity to support a dedicated funding source for public transportation. The Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission approved a list of priority projects to  fund through Amendment 7 including more than $800 million in transit projects over the next ten years including committed matches to Amendment 7… Read more »