CMT Issues an RFP for Website updates

Citizens for Modern Transit request for proposal on Try & Ride Web Development work Transit Rider Improvement Program Federal Project Number CMAQ-5456(611); TIP# 5831-13 Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a consultant to make CMT’s Try & Ride program pages on the CMT website more visually appealing, graphic, interactive, easy to find and use. … Read more »

CMT issues RFP for Graphic Design for Great Race 2015

Request for Proposals for Graphic Design to Citizens for Modern Transit Federal Project CMAQ-5401-710  Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with a spring advertising campaign on CMT’s Great Race and May transit events to promote ridership on the transit system. Work products will include creation and development… Read more »

City of St. Louis Revises the City’s Complete Streets Policy

February 25, 2015:  Building on a complete streets ordinance signed in 2010, Mayor Francis Slay signed a revision to the policy that aims to improve planning, design, and maintenance of transportation, road, sidewalk, and trail networks.  The new policy will involve more City agencies and a range of specialties so that streets are designed, built,… Read more »

CMT celebrates 30th year with more programming in 2015

Tomorrow marks the halfway point of CMT’s 30th Anniversary year, and we have loads more to do to move transit forward in the region. We are excited to share all of these great events with CMT members and friends as a part of our 30th Anniversary celebration. We know public transit is the key to bringing… Read more »

Transit projects on the move nationally

On February 2, President Obama released his fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget request for funding the federal government.  According to the Center for Transportation Excellence, within the budget request, the Federal Transit Administration’s New Starts/Small Starts grant program designated 54 projects to receive grants to improve and/or expand public transit. Many of the awards  include… Read more »

CMT announces new Ten Toe Walking Group – AARP Breakfast Bunch

CMT is excited about the new Ten Toe Express Walking group  – the AARP Breakfast Bunch that will meet on Saturday mornings thanks to AARP St. Louis!  This group will meet at the Shrewsbury MetroLink station (7201 Lansdowne Ave; St. Louis, MO 63119)  at 8:49 am on most Saturday mornings.  Their first walk will be on Saturday, April… Read more »

New CEO of Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Announced

On February 18, 2015, Joe Reardon was selected to be the next President & CEO of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA).  Mr. Reardon currently works in a Kansas City-based law firm and will begin his term at KCATA in March. Mr. Reardon is the former Mayor/CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas… Read more »

Rauner considering a cut to Amtrak funding

February 19, 2015:  Illinois Governor Rauner unveiled a spending plan yesterday that would cut train service levels across the state of Illinois.  The plan suggests a $16 million cut to the current $42 million subsidy which would result in a reduction in the number of trains running between Chicago and St. Louis and Chicago and… Read more »

Bill introduced putting transit on more equal playing field with driving

The Association for Commuter Transportation announces the introduction of the Commuter Benefit Parity Act of 2015. This bipartisan legislation would establish parity between the parking and transit portions of the transportation fringe benefit by setting the monthly caps for both at $235/month. Transportation costs represent the second-largest household expense for American families. According to Transportation for… Read more »

House committee adds $1million in transit assistance to MoDOT budget

The House Appropriations Committee for Revenue, Transportation and Economic Development met Wednesday to pass out the bills for each department budget.  Chairman Lincoln Hough had prepared an amendment to make several changes to MODOT’s budget.  Many transit supporters including CMT have been pushing for the $1,000,000 core cut to transit assistance recommended by Governor Jay… Read more »

MoDOT adopts 325 plan

The Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission adopted the 325 program this past week.  With only $325 million allocated for a system that requires $485 million to maintain, MoDOT has narrowed its priorities. A few background points first. Missouri has the 7th largest transportation system in the country, and it ranks 46th in revenue spent per mile…. Read more »

Don’t miss CMT’s Great Race 2015: A Relay to the Rails

After hosting three, highly successful Great Race competitions placing Team TRANSIT, Team BIKE, Team CARSHARE and Team CARPOOL in a head-to-head competition to see which commuters could get from Point A to Point B the fastest during the evening rush via their respective transportation modes, Citizens for Modern Transit is excited to announce a new… Read more »

Transportation Funding: How is the Highway Trust Fund funded?

With discussions happening on the local, state and federal level with regards to funding of transportation/public transit infrastructure – one question continues to pop up – what’s happening to the funding for transportation?  The gas tax, currently paid at the pump by car drivers, has paid for road and transit projects since the 1930’s. However, Americans… Read more »