MO House gives voters opportunity to decide on transportation funding

By a vote of 105 to 43, the Missouri House passed the Senate Substitute for HJR 68, a ¾ percent general sales tax for transportation in Missouri.  This referendum will now go before Missouri voters in November.   Unlike the Missouri gas tax which under the Missouri Constitution requires all funds be spent on roads and… Read more »

CMT Metro Market highlights possibilities around MetroLink infrastructure

          What better way to show potential development in an area than to actually have that development “pop-up” for all to see.  That was just CMT’s idea when it launched the CMT Metro Market at the finish line celebration of CMT’s Great Race on May 8 at the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne MetroLink Station. Dining? Shopping? Entertainment? A… Read more »

CMT Metro Market looking beyond sea of cars to destination development

Dining? Shopping? Entertainment? A Sea of Cars?  What kind of development would you like to see around the St. Louis region’s light rail system? Yes, that is the question Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) will ask the public on May 8 when it hosts  its first-ever Metro Market at the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station from 5… Read more »

TODAY consider CMT & TRANSIT for GIVESTLDAY!

I am sure you have already received quite a few requests this morning asking for your gift for Give STL Day.  TODAY is a 24 hour, community-wide online giving initiative coordinated by the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation.  I hope you will seriously consider transit and Citizens for Modern Transit today when deciding where to… Read more »

Purchase a Team Transit Shirt!

Would you like your very own Team Transit shirt from CMT’s Great Race 2014 T-Shirt, designed by STL-Style? Purchase one now for $10.00 while supplies last and join us for the Great Race and Metro Market on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station. Send me a Great Race T-shirt Today! ***To ensure… Read more »

New Date for Ten Toes Express Spring African-American Heritage Tour

The Ten Toe Express Kick Off Walk originally scheduled for April 3, 2014 has been rescheduled!  The walk on April 3rd was cancelled due to severe weather forecasts.  New RSVPs are required and the details are below.  We hope to see you there! NEW DATE! – Ten Toe Express Spring 2014 Kick-off Walk – National… Read more »

Grow America Act and Public Transportation

The Administration unveiled a new a multi-year surface transportation re-authorization proposal today called the GROW AMERICA Act which will provide a $302 billion, four-year multi-modal national vision for the country’s transportation network.  $72 billion of those dollars is dedicated to public transportation. The GROW AMERICA Act would authorize a nearly 70 percent increase in transit… Read more »

MO Senate passes HJR 68 with amendment

The Senate took up HJR 68 late yesterday afternoon.  Senator Mike Kehoe offered a floor substitute which clarified no gas taxes or toll roads can be adopted while the tax increase is in effect.  The most significant change was the lowering of the tax from one percent to three quarters of a percent. The distribution… Read more »

CMT’s ULI TAP Recommendation Coming to Life at University Square

In 2012, CMT partnered with the Urban Land Institute to hold a Technical Assistance Panel, exploring development around the UMSL South MetroLink Station.  One recommendation of that panel was to build a new mixed-use street and corridor around the MetroLink station, to terminate the street in an event space, to brand the new mixed-use, Transit… Read more »

CMT provides testimony on proposed 1% sales tax for transportation

  Senate Transportation Committee, April 16, 2014 TESTIMONY SUBMITTED: Transportation is key to moving Missouri forward.  You will hear testimony on the proposed one percent sales and use tax for transportation in Missouri in HJR 68/SJR 48.  We commend you taking up this critical discussion on funding for Missouri’s total transportation system.  Investing in transit… Read more »

Let’s Show the Region St. Louis Wants Transit on Give STL Day

Did you see CMT on the St. Louis Business Journal’s listing of non-profits to which you can donate on Give STL Day?  Give STL Day is a 24-Hour Community-Wide Online Giving Initiative on Tuesday, May 6th, hosted by The Greater St. Louis Community Foundation. Give to CMT on Give STL Day and show the country… Read more »