Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday & We Hope You Will ConsiderTransit & CMT this Year.

Dear CMT members and friends, Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, and we hope you’ll participate with a gift to Citizens for Modern Transit.  Giving Tuesday’s tagline is “Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday” where “charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to… Read more »

Consider CMT & Transit on Giving Tuesday on December 2!

 “Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday” CMT will be participating in Giving Tuesday on December 2, 2014 where “charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.”  If better transit is on your wish list this year, we hope to hear… Read more »

Wabash Station key to larger development moving forward?

Communities across the country are realizing the benefits of Transit Oriented Development’s ability to create livable, walkable communities.  Citizens for Modern Transit and the Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council partnered through a grant from Rise St. Louis to focus on the Wabash Station as a potential gateway to transit in the St. Louis region. The Wabash… Read more »

Join CMT for TOD in the Loop at United Provisions

CMT invites you to join us for a special Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in the Loop Event at United Provisions on Thursday, December 18, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  Tickets will be complimentary for CMT members and $15 for non members.  United Provisions is located at 6241 Delmar Blvd, St Louis, MO 63130. Take the Train… Read more »

CMT releases 2015 Legislative Priorities

Transit, transit funding and development around transit are key to moving the St. Louis region forward.  Citizens for Modern Transit released its FY15 Legislative Priorities.  CMT will be advocating for local, state and federal policies and funding for transit in FY15. As is widely publicized, Missouri ranks 36th in funding for public transit nationally, with 34… Read more »

CMT in the News last week

CMT received significant media coverage on the transit funding study and the CMT Try & Ride Program last week .  With growing interest in public transportation, we know good things are in store for the region and CMT is honored to be working with you to take transit to the next level in St. Louis…. Read more »

CMT recieves OLGA AWARD at East West Gateway Annual Meeting

CMT was honored with an Outstanding Local Government Achievement (OLGA) Award from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments on November 14.   CMT Board Vice-Chair Nancy Cross stood with representatives from Cortex, the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the Board of Alderman, Metro, and St. Louis City to accept the East West Gateway OLGA Award for exemplary public/private or public/non-profit… Read more »

CMT commissions study to look at funding mechanisms for transit in the region

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) today announced it has commissioned a study of potential funding strategies designed to support public transit in the St. Louis region. The organization will partner with Transportation for America to conduct the six-month study which will aim to assess current fiscal capacity for transit expansion and operation, analyze the best… Read more »

Making the case for transit & transit funding

Citizens for Modern Transit’s Case for Transit & Transit Funding (download this Q&A here.) How much are St. Louisans spending on transportation? The average household in St. Louis currently spends almost 20 percent of its budget on transportation, obscuring the fact that this region is an affordable place to live. According to the Location Affordability… Read more »

Update on Transportation Measures Decided on Election Day November 2014

While not all measures on the ballot were approved on November 4, 2014, it was a good year for transit and multimodal initiatives with 65% of measures approved.  Here’s a highlight of transit proposals that were voted on yesterday. In Massachusetts, voters were deciding whether or not to repeal a provision to index the gas… Read more »

2014 Ten Toe Express on track with record breaking participation

This month, CMT’s Fall 2014 Ten Toe Express Session will conclude and as always, there is so much to celebrate!  Firstly, CMT thanks its Ten Toe Express long term volunteer walk leaders who make this program the success that it is:  Dan and Meredith O’Connor, Norm and Joan Krumrey, Mary Blaies, Loretta Davis and Mary… Read more »