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 »

Transit won at the polls on Election Day

Americans took to the polls on Election Day, and the results are in, transit wins! On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, billions of dollars in transit ballot initiatives were approved by voters across 22 states. These initiatives affected major cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle,  Indianapolis and Atlanta. Most measures called for increases in gas, sales,… Read more »

Placemaking at Transit can be as simple as turning the lights on

Over the last three months, CMT and AARP in St. Louis teamed up to host a series of walk audits at key MetroLink Stations – North Hanley, Forest Park and Delmar MetroLink Stations – to consider placemaking around transit.   The goal was to look at the impact of activating these spaces for current and future… Read more »

CMT releases RFP for 2017 Ten Toe Program

2017 Ten Toe Express Program Federal Project CMAQ-5456-612 Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with the 2017 campaign for CMT’s Ten Toe Express Program to promote ridership on the transit system and the link to healthy living.  The key will be to play up the health benefits… Read more »

Transit delivers in MO, help deliver the message on Feb. 7 for Transportation Day

Citizens for Modern Transit is teaming up with transit providers, transit advocates, the Missouri Public Transit Association, the Kansas City RTA, stakeholders and interested citizens from across the state in Jefferson City for Transportation Day 2017 on February 7. Public transit delivers for Missouri. Transit delivers jobs in Missouri and economic development opportunities, as well… Read more »

Help CMT move transit forward in 2017

Transit is making strides in this region, and Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) has played an integral role in this movement.  From the studies on the next MetroLink expansion project, to the Ferguson Commission Report highlighting the need for transit priority projects and funding, to an increase in St. Louis County police on the system,… Read more »

St. Louis set to host the 2017 New Partners Conference

The 2017 New Partners Conference is heading back to the Midwest Feb. 2-4, 2017, to the gateway to smart growth – St. Louis, MO. Its iconic Gateway Arch honors the 19th-century explorations of Lewis and Clark and America’s westward expansion, and today is a beacon for the region’s 21st-century innovations in technology and sustainability. The… Read more »

CMT Introduces Zimride by Enterprise to the St. Louis Region

  New Ridesharing Program Aims to Benefit  Transit Users Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) launches Zimride by Enterprise this month, a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, in the St. Louis area. The online ride-matching service connects drivers and passengers with similar commutes. CMT will be working in partnership with Enterprise to administer this free program, which can benefit… Read more »

CMT awarded 2016 APTA Local Transit Coalition Grant

CMT was recently selected as a recipient of a grant under the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Local Transit Coalition Grant Program for 2016.  Through this grant, CMT will be equipped to develop transit ridership educational tools and program guides on how to implement CMT’s successful transit rider incentive programs, including the Guaranteed Ride Home,… Read more »

Snapshot of MO’s investment in Transit

    One of Citizens for Modern Transit’s goals for FY17 is further the discussion on state funding for transit – both capital and operating.  We know  public transit serves customers in every county – rural and urban – and is critical to meeting the transportation needs of Missouri’s citizens.  However, historically, Missouri has ranked near… Read more »