President & House Ways & Means Chair both release transportation funding proposals

FROM Association for Commuter Transportation:  President Obama and House Ways & Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) each released a proposal for how to stabilize the U.S. Highway Trust Fund. Without Congressional action, the Highway Trust Fund will become insolvent sometime this summer. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) expires at… Read more »

CMT to Present to OACAP Meeting

CMT’s grants and program manager, Lenora Fisher, will presenting to the OACAP open meeting on Wednesday, March 26 at 11:00 am and you are invited to attend.  She will present on “Exploring St. Louis through Transit and your Own Ten Toes” at the Crown Center for Senior Living/Weinberg Lounge.  The Crown Center is located at… Read more »

Transportation Day at the Capitol Rescheduled for April 1

Transportation Day at the Capitol has been rescheduled for 7:30 am on Tuesday, April 1 in Hearing Room 7 of the State Capitol Building.  The event is free to attend, however, RSVPs are required and transportation will need to be self organized.  CMT will organize a carpool if there is interest in traveling down together… Read more »

Amendment offered for additional $1 million for transit assistance

The Missouri House Subcommittee on Appropriations has offered an amendment for an additional $1,000,000 for transit assistance funding (half of MoDOT’s request) from General Revenue. This is in addition to the core funding recommended in the Governor’s budget – $560,875 State Transportation Fund and $500,000 from General Revenue.   Total moving out of the committee for transit assistance is… Read more »

BRT corridors narrowed to two for adoption by Metro Board

Based on the recommendations of the recently-completed St. Louis Rapid Transit Connecter Study (RTCS), Bi-State asked its Operations Committee to review the results of the RTCS and forward the results to Metro’s full Board of Commissioners for approval.  The Board’s approval of this report would allow Metro Staff to proceed to the next phase of… Read more »

Pagedale Board of Aldermen Adopts Transit Oriented Development Form Based Zoning District around Rock Road MetroLink Station with help of CMT and others

The Pagedale Board of Aldermen passed an ordinance establishing the “E – Transit Oriented Development Form Based Zoning District” in the City of Pagedale Zoning Code on Feb. 13 at their meeting.  This process was made possible through a unique collaboration of community stakeholders and local organizations who see the value in building around the… Read more »

Metro looking at fare increase for FY2015

Metro is looking at a possible fare increase for FY2015 with a goal of increasing revenues to maintain current service levels.   This fare increase will focus on Metro passes.  Current MetroBus ($2.00) and Call-A-Ride ($4.00) one ride cash fares will remain the same. There are three options on the table for fare increases.   Two of… Read more »

Distance from transit plays a key role in percentage who ride

CMT wrapped up its latest survey of St. Louisans on their perceptions of transit in January.   Whether discussing preferred method of transportation, benefits of transit, or more transit, survey respondents indicated across the board proximity to living and working near transit played a role in whether they viewed it as an option for themselves especially the MetroLink system.   Eighty-five… Read more »