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 »

CMT welcomes new team members

CMT is happy to welcome two new members to the CMT team. Meredith Muehler and Sara Feagans, both natives to the St. Louis region, join CMT this fall.   Meredith Muehler joined CMT in August as Program Assistant. Muehler comes to CMT from teaching fourth grade in the Lindbergh School District. While she admits that she… Read more »

4 Light Rail Expansion Routes to be Studied Concurrently in St. Louis Region

  The East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the metropolitan planning organization for the St. Louis Metro Region, posted two RFQs this past summer for conceptual analysis of various MetroLink expansion corridors in the region. Two Studies St. Louis City will fund one study to examine a portion of the route known as the Northside/Southside that runs through… Read more »

MetroLink-Adjacent Development in the Delmar Loop set to open by Fall 2017

By Meredith Muehler, CMT Program Assistant With the Delmar Loop Trolley scheduled to open next Spring, there is still more to come to the ever growing and popular Delmar Loop area. Autumn 2017 will bring the opening of The Everly, a 14-story high rise housing and retail development project bordering both the Delmar Loop MetroLink Station… Read more »

Senior Housing development announced near Swansea Station

Senior Housing will be the latest addition to development near MetroLink at the Swansea Station.  Southwestern Illinois Development Authority (SWIDA), in partnership with Bywater Development Group and Bi-State Development (BSD), is announced a new, $10.5 million development that will bring senior apartment living adjacent to the Swansea MetroLink Station in Swansea, Ill. The transit-oriented development… Read more »

SLU offers free Metro Passes to residents in SLU Housing

  News from SLU website: Saint Louis University began offering free Metro passes to residents living in SLU housing this semester. The new initiative is the result of ongoing discussion, input and planning by SLU’s transportation services, Student Government Association and Metro. A pilot program with freshman students during the Spring 2016 semester provided some… Read more »

Transit Stops need to be ‘lovable’

CMT welcomed Nidhi Gulati, a fellow for Project for Public Spaces and Program Manager for Emerald Network at Livable Streets Alliance, as the keynote for the 32nd Annual Meeting on September 1.  With a sold out crowd in attendance, Ms. Gulati talked about the importance of making transit stops – bus stops and train stops… Read more »

CMT recognizes champions of transit at annual meeting

This afternoon, CMT hosted its 32nd Annual Meeting, and as part of the special event, the organization celebrated the incredible efforts of the following groups and individuals who are championing transit in the St. Louis area: MetroBus drivers Bryant Goston, Bryan Moore and Richard Hines: On Feb. 5, the drivers were on break when they… Read more »

CMT elects new board members at 32nd Annual Meeting

The Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) membership elected Stephanie Co, special assistant to the President/CEO at Beyond Housing; Renee Ducker, transit advocate and transportation planner; Patricia Hagen, President and Executive Director of the Technology Entrepreneur Center/ T-REX; and Taulby Roach, President of Roach Consulting to three-year terms on the board at CMT’s 32nd Annual Meeting… Read more »

CMT wraps up FY16 on high note for transit

As we wrap up Fiscal Year 2016 at Citizens for Modern Transit, we can’t help but highlight some of the successes we’ve seen this year as an organization and for transit in this region. More than three decades ago CMT began its mission to build broad-based community support for light rail in the St. Louis area.  2016 was… Read more »

Making the connection to transit – Placemaking in STL

Anthropologists and planners are continuously studying why certain places hold special meaning to people. Conclusions suggest it comes down to the locations having a strong identity, a “sense of place” and character that is felt by residents and visitors. In the St. Louis area locations like The Hill, The Loop and Forest Park hold this… Read more »