Houston Set to Open a New Light Rail Line

Houston is set to open its new 5 mile light rail extension.  This extension to their current Red Line will take riders through Houston’s historic northside neighborhoods, from the University of Houston-Downtown to the Northline Transit Center.  The route has one elevated station that features artwork and a view of the downtown skyline.  There are… Read more »

CMT Awarded Grant from Great Rivers Greenway

CMT was awarded a grant from Great Rivers Greenway for a project linking the Ten Toes Express, the MetroLink system, and the Great Rivers Greenway District.  The RFP called for projects that would improve quality of life throughout the region by developing a public system of interconnected greenways, trails, and parks.  To this end, CMT… Read more »

TOD Plans for MetroLink Stations in the City Posted for Viewing

The St. Louis Development Corporation has posted reports from their Transit Oriented Development Studies on the Arch-Laclede’s Landing and Stadium Stations as well as on the Delmar Loop and Forest Park – DeBaliviere Stations.  H3 Studio, Inc developed the plans and will be drafting plans for proposed stations along a planned Northside-Southside extension as well…. Read more »

Let CMT know what you think about public transit in St. Louis

Citizens for Modern Transit has just released  an online survey to look at St. Louisans’ satisfaction with the public transit system and messaging that resonates well with them.  This survey work is a part of a larger grant that CMT has received to increase ridership on the transit system.   Please consider taking a moment  to complete… Read more »

MO’s support of transit goes up slightly in 2013 with additional $500K from GR

This year, the Missouri General Assembly approved  $560,875 in state transportation funds and $500,000 in general revenue for Missouri’s Transit Program.  It was a part of the Missouri Department of Transportation appropriation in House Bill 4 and was approved by the Governor this past summer. This is an increase of $500,000 over the previous year’s appropriation.   However, this… Read more »

2013 Report of a Rock Road Walkabout with the Ten Toes Express

The Rock Road Ten Toes Express group performed a walk audit of the Rock Road MetroLink Station and surrounding community on Sunday, October 13th, 2013.  This audit served as a follow up assessment of a Walk Audit held for regional stakeholders in 2012.  The 2013 audit, led by Julie Padberg White with FPA Group, took… Read more »

New Osage Railroad Bridge Opens on Nov. 25

The opening of the Osage Railroad Bridge, just east of Jefferson City, will provide huge time savings for freight and passenger rail trips between Kansas City and St. Louis. The new 1,200 foot railroad bridge provides 2 main line tracks across the river.  The former single-track bridge over the Osage river created service bottlenecks and… Read more »

What would you like to see in MO’s Transportation Future?

The Missouri Department of Transportation has released for review its draft 20 year Long Range Transportation Plan – “A Vision for Missouri’s Transportation Future.”  While 20 years may seem like a long time, remember we just celebrated 20 years of MetroLink this past July, in transportation planning and construction, it is not. However, now is… Read more »

What would you like to see in MO’s Transportation future?

The Missouri Department of Transportation has released for review its draft 20 year Long Range Transportation Plan – “A Vision for Missouri’s Transportation Future.”  While 20 years may seem like a long time, remember we just celebrated 20 years of MetroLink this past July, in transportation planning and construction, it is not. However, now is… Read more »

New MetroBus Route Changes Go Into Effect December 2

Metro just released their bus route changes that will start on December 2nd.  They plan changes on a quarterly basis, informed by customer and operator feedback. Specific details about the December 2 MetroBus service change updates, including the new schedules and maps, can be found at www.metrostlouis.org in the Plan Your Trip section under Service… Read more »

Would you support a One-Cent Sales Tax for Transportation In MO?

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander announced that an initiative petition for a one-cent transportation sales tax was approved for circulation last week, and CMT wants to know what you think.  What would this sales tax have to fund to get your vote? What do you think of using a sales tax to fund transportation?… Read more »

Transportation Tax Initiative Petition approved for circulation

Secretary of State Jason Kander announced that the initiative petition for a one cent transportation sales tax has been approved for circulation. The official ballot language reads: Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to: increase funding for state, county, and municipal street, road, bridge, highway and public transportation initiatives by increasing state sales/use tax by… Read more »

Letter to CMT Members & Friends

November 14, 2013 Dear CMT members and friends: Citizens for Modern Transit is thrilled to have received word about exciting opportunities ahead for our region related to public transit. And, we need your help! Thanks to two, competitively-awarded Federal grants, Citizens for Modern Transit is set to receive $1.25 million to help further community support for… Read more »

New Tenants for Ballpark Village Announced

Ballpark village announced three new tenants to occupy its new development adjacent to the stadium.  The previously announced tenants, the Budweiser Brew House, a restaurant and beer garden; Cardinals Nation, a Cardinals-themed restaurant; a Cardinals Hall of Fame museum; and PBR St. Louis: A Cowboy Bar; will now be joined by Ted Drewes, Drunken Fish, and… Read more »