Request for Proposals for launch of Zimride Program

Request for Proposals for Summer Education Campaign on Zimride Federal Project CMAQ-5456-612 Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with the launch of Zimride, a new program being launched in the St. Louis market to navigate the first and last mile of the transit trip. Work products will… Read more »

KC Streetcar ridership continues to grow

The 2 mile Kansas City Streetcar opened for service to much fanfare on May 6, 2016. Since opening date, more than 173,000 people have taken a ride. The weekends are popular times for families, visitors, residents and downtown explorers.  According to the Kansas City Streetcar Authority, the KC Streetcar has had a daily average ridership of 6,435…. Read more »

CMT seeking consultant for new Placemaking campaign

Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with an advertising campaign on Placemaking at Transit Stations and the benefits of public transportation in order to increase transit ridership on the system. Work products will include creation and development of copy, graphics and one cohesive look for one bus… Read more »

Look for Metro’s Quarterly Service update on June 13

 Metro regularly monitors and reviews feedback from passengers and operators as part of the organization’s commitment to build a better transit experience for the St. Louis region. Each quarter, Metro uses this feedback, along with other trip data, to update MetroBus routes and schedules to improve on-time performance and MetroLink connections. Please note that due… Read more »

Why should St. Louisans care about infrastructure?

You may have heard that it is National Infrastructure Week.  You may be thinking “Why does infrastructure get a whole week when teachers only get a day (May 3) or birds get May 4, Bird Day?”  National Infrastructure Week is key in transportation discussions in that it looks at and examines the policies in place on… Read more »

Welcome aboard to CMT’s new Program Assistant

Citizens for Modern Transit has hired Erika Sparks as the new Program Assistant for the organization. Ms. Sparks will be on board full-time June 2, 2016. Ms. Sparks is a graduate of Harris-Stowe State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and is currently pursuing her Masters degree at Webster University.    She has previously worked for a Missouri House… Read more »

Venture Café offers opportunity to TALK TRANSIT at CMT GREAT RACE

As part of the focus on transportation options in the St. Louis region, CMT’s 5th annual “Great Race” Finish Line Celebration also featured a panel discussion on “Rethinking the Last Mile with CMT” at  the Venture Cafe Gathering that evening. Venture Cafe is an non-profit organization supporting the innovation and entrepreneurial community. Their flagship event, the Venture Cafe… Read more »

CMT GREAT RACE win for TRANSIT & the REGION

Whether a supporter for Team East or Team West for the 2016 CMT Great Race; Linking the Last Mile, the event was a win for the region with the number of partnerships, local media participation and overall community wide advocacy and awareness building for multi-modal options in St. Louis. While Team West took home the win for 2016 and… Read more »

CMT elects Brett Schott to Board of Directors

Brett Schott, Vice President of Advancement for St. Louis College of Pharmacy, was elected to the CMT Board of Directors at their May 12 Board meeting. Mr.  Schott serves as vice president for advancement at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, with responsibility for development and alumni relations, including strategic planning for fundraising, increasing visibility and… Read more »

CMT names winners of Fred Epstein Scholarship to the upcoming Transit Midwest Conference

Congratulations to Holly Kreienkamp,  Amy Wasowicz, and Ann Anderson – recipients of the Fred Epstein Scholarship for the upcoming Transit Midwest Conference. CMT offered several scholarships for registration for this upcoming conference in Kansas City, August 14-16. As one of the founders of Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) in 1985, Fred Epstein, whose passions included transit… Read more »

Sponsorship Opportunities for CMT’s 32nd Annual Meeting

Please reserve September 1, 2016 for the Citizens for Modern Transit’s 32nd Annual Meeting focusing on Placemaking Around Transit to Create Safer Communities.  CMT will be hosting Nidhi Gulati, with Project for Public Spaces, as our keynote speaker. The meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Grand Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, on… Read more »

TEN TOE EXPRESS WEBSITE DIFFICULTIES

The Ten Toe Express website has been down for the past week + due to some technical difficulties with the server that hosts it. We’re doing our best to get it back online ASAP! In the meantime, please feel free to contact your respective walking group leaders, or contact Lisa Cagle, Ten Toe Express Program… Read more »

WTS honors CMT Executive Director as Woman of the Year

The St. Louis Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation, honored CMT Executive Director Kimberly Cella as Woman of the Year. Every year, the WTS St. Louis Chapter recognizes one outstanding woman from St. Louis metropolitan region for their significant accomplishments and contributions… Read more »

Metro to host events for Seniors to sign up for Reduced Fare Permits

Metro is hosting special reduced fare registration events for older adults in May at eight area Schnucks stores in St. Louis County. These events are an easy and convenient way for senior citizens to sign up for a Senior Reduced Fare Permit so they can save money and take advantage of half-price tickets on the… Read more »