Governor talks transportation in his State of the State address

Below is an excerpt from Governor Nixon’s State of the State address last evening.  He touches on the importance of making sure the state of Missouri’s transportation infrastructure is addressed.   Here is an opportunity for CMT members and friends to reach out to the Governor and your elected officials to talk about a total transportation plan… Read more »

Metro Announces it Will Showcase Artwork Created By Local Artists

Released by Metro January 13, 2015:  Original works of art created by 10 St. Louis area artists have been selected for MetroScapes, a Metro Arts in Transit program that showcases local art at Metro transit locations. The pieces were chosen from a group of nearly 100 submissions, and they will be reproduced as large-scale, two-dimensional… Read more »

MoDOT to host 2nd annual Work Zone 5K Run, Walk and Fun Run

MoDOT Release:  As everyone reflects on 2014 accomplishments and prepares to make 2015 resolutions, the time seems appropriate to ensure you know that registration is open for 2015 Work Zone Awareness 5K.  Our St. Louis Fit for Life team, along with sponsoring partners, will host the second annual Work Zone 5K Run, Walk and Fun… Read more »

Have a crush on transit? Join CMT on Feb. 13 to show your love

CMT is calling all transit enthusiasts. Join CMT and the St. Louis Football Club as we spread our love for transit during the first-ever Transit Crush on Feb. 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. Sign up today to help distribute information about CMT’s Guaranteed Ride Home program at a MetroLink station before gathering with other… Read more »

Governor appoints new member of Bi-State Board of Commissioners

The Governor has appointed Vernal Brown of St. Louis  to the Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District Board of Commissioners. The Bi-State Development Agency Board of Commissioners provides policy direction for the Bi-State Development Agency, created in 1949 through a compact between Missouri and Illinois. Brown will replace Kevin Cahill and has worked as a… Read more »

Cromnibus includes full funding authorized under MAP-21

On the 16th of December, President Obama signed into law the $1.1 trillion government spending bill passed by Congress the prior week and averted a government shutdown that would have otherwise been triggered if he didn’t sign it.  The legislation known as “cromnibus,” was a 1,600 page spending package containing 11 appropriations bills that fund… Read more »

CMT releases RFP for Graphic Design for Citizens for Modern Transit

Federal Project CMAQ-5456(611) Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with a spring advertising campaign on CMT’s Try & Ride Program, a program to entice new riders to the transit system with complimentary tickets, personalized route from home to work, and tips and tricks on how to ride…. Read more »

20% off Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner this Winter

Amtrak announced a new 20% discount on their Missouri River Runner line that connects Kansas City and St.  Louis.  There are 10 stops along the route: St. Louis, Kirkwood, Washington, Hermann, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Warrensburg, Lee’s Summit, Independence, and Kansas City.  A few highlights along the way include world famous barbecue, live jazz music, national… Read more »

Could a State Infrastructure Bank Finance Transit in MO?

Citizens for Modern Transit’s study of possible funding mechanisms for transit is underway. Study results will be available in July 2015.   In its continued exploration of transit financing options for the region, should State Infrastructure Bank financing be considered? In 1995, State Infrastructure Banks (SIB) were piloted by the Federal Government in 10 states.   … Read more »

Launch of CMT Try & Ride highlight of 2014

There were some exciting highs for transit this year in St. Louis including the award of a $10.4 million TIGER grant for a new light rail station on the existing MetroLink alignment and enhancements to the busiest station on the St. Louis system, the Central West End Station.  In addition, CMT just recently commissioned a study to… Read more »

Do You Support Tolling on I-70?

Governor Nixon asked the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission to explore the possibility of imposing tolls on parts of I-70 in Missouri as a means to fund transportation improvements in the state.  The highway officials are expected to report back to the Governor by the end of December. What do you think of the idea… Read more »

Transit on the move in 2014 – A year in review

As we wrap up 2014 at Citizens for Modern Transit, we can’t help but highlight some of the transit successes this year. While there was no groundbreaking or construction, transit is on the move nationally and in the St. Louis region.   Nationally, more than $81.5 billion in projects were planned or under construction including Bus Rapid Transit… Read more »

Billions invested in Transit Projects in 2014

 The Transport Politic highlights billions in major transit investments in the US and Canada in 2014- a banner year in every metropolitan region in the U.S.  Yonah Freemark, the blog’s author, summarizes the impact and cost of the projects and offers the following observations: 737 miles of new lines and extensions  in 2014. 10 new… Read more »