Transit Funding included in MO Governor’s withholds

Greitens announced Monday afternoon that he was restricting, or cutting, $146.4 million from the current Missouri fiscal year’s budget. Withholdings included nearly $68 million from core funding to four-year colleges and universities and community colleges. Included in his cuts, was $121,250 in transit funding. This represents one-fourth of the funding for transit operations from General Revenue… Read more »

Talking Transit: Northside/Southside MetroLink Study Discussion

Sponsored by Citizens for Modern Transit and the St. Louis Regional Chamber, don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the consulting team leading the efforts on the Northside/Southside MetroLink Study underway in St. Louis City led by CMT member AECOM. Project Manager Dan Meyers will provide background on the study, scope of work and much… Read more »

CMT seeking Office Administrator

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT)  is looking for an individual to fill our Office Administrator position. The candidate must be able to meet requirements and fulfill the necessary duties listed below.  CMT is the regional transit advocacy organization leading efforts for an integrated, affordable, and convenient public transportation system with light rail expansion as the… Read more »

Get on board this spring as a Ten Toe Walk Leader

The Ten Toe Express Spring 2017 session will kick off on April 6, 2017 from a MetroLink Station near you!  In preparation, we are seeking volunteers to help lead walks. The spring session is 12 weeks long and walk leaders can pick the day of the week that works best for them. Sign up for our Walk Leader… Read more »

MetroLink Expansion Update: County MetroLink study RFQ issued

St. Louis County issued the request for qualifications (RFQ) for a MetroLink study through the County procurement process today (January 30, 2017). The RFQ was originally issued through East-West Gateway, but a consensus on selection was not reached.  The study will examine three corridors in St. Louis County – including the portion of the Northside/Southside… Read more »

Transit a Great Alternative to Forest Park Parkway Closure

MetroLink is an option for residents and commuters in the Forest Park area during construction and closure of Forest Park Parkway. The project to raise Forest Park Parkway even with Kingshighway is now underway. Construction has begun on the project that many hope will help the flow of traffic in the area, as well as create… Read more »

Save the Date! OneSTL Sustainability Summit – April 5, 2017

The St. Louis region will host its first ever OneSTL Sustainability Summit in 2017. The 2017 Sustainability Summit is a collaborative effort by many organizations and businesses, local governments, academic institutions, and non-profits across the region — including Citizens for Modern Transit. The summit will be held at the Eric P. Newman Center at Washington University on… Read more »

CMT selects consultant for 2017 Ten Toe campaign

CMT has selected Sheila Abdullah for the 2017 Ten Toe Campaign. Sheila Abdullah was selected from a pool of 5 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 »

Transit Funding tops the list for 2017 Legislative Priorities

Transit funding, regional transit priorities and development top the list of CMT’s legislative priorities for FY17.  Citizens for Modern Transit recently released its FY17 Legislative Priorities. The economic future of the State of Missouri is tied directly to our commitment to funding of the State’s infrastructure. Investment in public transit throughout Missouri delivers proven economic results, and… Read more »

CMT building ridership in St. Louis through unique programming

As the regional transit advocacy organization in St. Louis, Citizens for Modern Transit is continually looking for ways to build consensus in the community on the importance of transit while also actually  helping to build ridership on the system.   Over the last several years, CMT has expanded this unique programming in the hopes of increasing… Read more »

The Bottom Line on Transit Funding

How and where we invest in Missouri’s transportation infrastructure has a major impact on growth and development patterns in the State.  In particular, investments in public transit in mature communities leads to urban revitalization and redevelopment — as is occurring in Kansas City along the recently-opened Streetcar alignment.  More than $1.7 billion in development has… Read more »

Dallas Transit making tracks with $7 billion in investment along rail

Dallas, Texas recently celebrated a few big public transportation milestones including the completion of their Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system, a project 20 years in the making. With the recent opening of the three mile extension of the DART blue line, the DART system now stretches 93 miles across the area making it the… Read more »

GEt a 5% discount on New Partners Conference with help of CMT

It pays to work with CMT on transit in St. Louis! Use CMT’s code for the upcoming New Partners for Smart Growth Conference set for St. Louis February 2-5, 2017 and receive a 5% discount.   Registration discount is available through November 30th. CMT discount code: NP17CMT The New Partners for Smart Growth Conference is the nation’s largest smart… Read more »