Sponsorships available for MetroLink 20th Anniversary Celebration

Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, July 31, 2013 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of MetroLink in St. Louis and the future of transit in the region.  This summer marks 20 years of light rail service in St. Louis. When Citizens for Modern Transit was created in 1983, light rail was not a part of… Read more »

Report Shows the Decreased Driving Trends of Young Americans

The Washington Post did a story this week titled, “Why aren’t younger Americans driving anymore?”  Since 2007, Americans have driven less and less, and while there have been dips in driving habits in the past, Plumer notes that, “since June 2005, vehicle miles driven have fallen 8.75 percent. The decline has persisted for 92 months… Read more »

Pagedale Determined public TOD survey available online

Pagedale Determined, an effort by Beyond Housing to transform the communities of the Normandy School District, is approaching its final round of public meetings. One of the projects sponsored by the program is the development of a Town Center at the Rock Road MetroLink Station – a transit-oriented development to serve the business, civic, and… Read more »

Denver hoping new light rail will spur economy

Denver is adding another extension to its light rail system, and is hoping it will spur another economic boom along with it. This Friday, a new light rail line will extend to Denver’s western suburb of Golden, via the West Colfax Avenue corridor. In the past, this route has been connected by trolley, and most… Read more »

CMT offers a month of activities for Make your Move on Metro in May

Join Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) as we host a month of events throughout May to promote St. Louis’ transit system and its benefits to the region.  CMT’s Make Your Move on Metro in May, supported by the St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership, will include sweetening the commute for area commuters on May 10… Read more »

CMT releases RFP for Central Corridor Access Study

St. Louis’ already thriving Central Corridor is expected to experience significant growth over the next twenty plus years. The Central Corridor is presently the Bi-State Development Agency’s (dba Metro), transit system’s largest market and is served by MetroBus, MetroLink and Metro Call-A-Ride. Cortex and its public and private partners are pursuing the intensive development of… Read more »

National Train Day May 11

National Train Day will be on Saturday, May 11 this year, with events planned across the country in celebration. This year’s theme is “Trains matter” and will focus on the importance of trains to transportation, economic development, and employment. In Missouri, there are events planned in Kansas City, Pacific, Independence, Kirkwood, Valley Park, La Plata,… Read more »

Amtrak making rail service improvements, extensions across the country

According to the Missouri Rail Passenger Advisory Committee’s (MORPAC) third quarter report released yesterday, Amtrak has big plans for rail service improvements and extensions across the Unites States. Michigan – Amtrak is working with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to make upgrades to track on routes from Kalamazoo to Central and Eastern Michigan, which… Read more »

WeCar is now Enterprise CarShare

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has been operating its car-sharing service, WeCar, since it expanded its rental car program in 2007. As the company moves forward with plans to make car sharing more reliable and accessible, they are giving the program a new name – Enterprise CarShare. WeCar members can continue to use the car-sharing service and make… Read more »

Activity at MO Capitol picks up

With only 5 weeks of session left to go, activities in both the House and the Senate are picking up.  The Senate Appropriations Committee wrapped up their first round of mark-ups last week. Specific to MoDOT’s budget (HB 4) and the additional $500,000 that Rep. Stream had added to the budget for public transit, Senator Schaefer… Read more »

Smart Cards: Paving the way for a better transit experience

Smart Card transit fare collection technology has been expanding in major cities across the United States and the world and many are wondering when it will finally come to St. Louis. The conversion to electronic ticketing on transit began in the 1970s with stored value, prepaid cards. Since the 1990s, transit agencies have been moving… Read more »