New APTA Study Released on Public Transit and its impact on economy

A new study commissioned by APTA reveals that public transportation investments can yield a 2-to-1 return for local “innovation districts” defined as communities with a cluster of business incubators, startups and anchor institutions (such as academic or research facilities). Further, public transportation is the catalyst that attracts most knowledge workers to live and work in these high-growth… Read more »

CMT sees success with Regional Commuters ‘Trying and Riding’ Transit

With more than 3,300 individuals signed up for CMT’s Try and Ride Program, we think it’s fair to say that the ridership incentive program has had success beyond our wildest dreams. And even better than the number of people who enrolled in the program because they wanted to try transit for their commute, over 70% of… Read more »

Don’t miss the upcoming March 14 Metro service changes

March 14 Service Change Highlights North St. Louis County: New MetroBus Service Plan The North County Transit Center will open for service on Monday, March 14. This new transit hub, located at 3140 Pershall Road, allows Metro to operate a new and completely redesigned MetroBus service plan for North St. Louis County, which includes the… Read more »

Stenger urging for doubling of County police on MetroLink

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger is urging Metro to accept a proposal to double the number of County Police officers assigned to the MetroLink system. In January, the CMT Board of Directors passed a resolution calling for a doubling of the number of St. Louis County police officers assigned to the MetroLink system. In… Read more »

Metro to host public open house at North County Transit Center

Metro is planning a public open house at its new North County Transit Center on Sunday, March 13 from 1 to 4 p.m., and YOU ARE INVITED! Come help Metro celebrate the completion of the new Transit Center located at 3140 Pershall Road, 63136.  The center is located on the south side of I-270 between… Read more »

Hearing last week on Conceal and Carry bill on transit

Last week, the Senate Transportation Committee met to hear SB 782 introduced by Senator Bob Onder, Lake St. Louis.  The bill would allow for those individuals with concealed carry permits to carry their weapons on public transit buses, vans, trains as well as onto property owned by the system.  Senator Onder filed similar legislation in… Read more »

Concerned with TRANSIT in MO? Help make the case for transit funding

Are you concerned with transit and transit funding in MO? Citizens for Modern Transit believes now is the time to make the case for transit funding in MO. The facts show investment in transit increases access to jobs, education and healthcare; creates development opportunities; and provides reinvestment in disadvantaged areas of the state. However, Missouri’s… Read more »

Transportation Secretary Foxx announces new round of TIGER Funding

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country under an eighth round of the highly successful Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program. “The TIGER program funds vital transportation projects that provide real benefits to communities all across the country.  Every year, we see… Read more »

CMT announces selection for 2016 Great Race

CMT has selected Leslie Sheets for the 2016 Great Race Campaign. Leslie Sheets was selected from a pool of 8 proposals evaluated based on the following established criteria: Qualifications of person/firm conducting the work Proposal Quality Product samples – samples provided and/or on firm website need to be relevant to work being asked to be completed. Once the… Read more »

Don’t miss opportunity to sponsor CMT’s Great Race 2016

On Thursday, May 12, CMT will host CMT’s Great Race 2016: Linking the Last Mile. It will integrate transit, biking, carsharing, and carpooling as the teams race to the final destination at Cortex Commons in Midtown St. Louis. This new approach will help to raise awareness about the viable alternative transportation options that exist, demonstrate… Read more »

CMT seeking proposals for graphic design for Spring Campaign

Request for Proposals for Graphic Design to Citizens for Modern Transit For  Spring Education Campaign on Transit Federal Project CMAQ-5456-612 Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with a spring education campaign, Test Drive Transit for Change, on the benefits of transit to increase ridership on the system… Read more »

KCATA takes innovative approach to transit with pilot program

First U.S. public-private collaboration brings together a major U.S. transit system, an automaker and an urban technology company to enhance existing mass transit by providing greater mobility options to residents of Kansas City Ford is exclusive vehicle provider for Ride KC: Bridj because of its commitment to developing smarter transportation systems through its Ford Smart… Read more »