CMT Releases RFP for Tshirt printing

Request for Proposals for Tshirt Printing to Citizens for Modern Transit Federal Project CMAQ-5401-710   Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a tshirt vendor to print tshirts as a part of CMT’s Great Race promotions to promote ridership on the transit system. Work products will include layout and printing of the tshirts. CMT will… Read more »

Parking costs employers more than face value

Nationally 95 percent of all automobile commuters park for free at work costing employers approximately $85 million every year.   The average monthly parking space in St. Louis costs residents $90 to reserve, or $12 a day according to the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.  Employers providing free parking encourage solo drivers, increase parking demand by… Read more »

New North County Transit Center under construction

Metro’s latest transit center is under construction. The new North County Transit Center will be located on Pershall Road between West Florissant Ave. and New Halls Ferry Road.   With 19 percent of MetroBus and MetroLink ridership in North St. Louis County, Metro secured federal funding to plan and build the new transit center. The construction… Read more »

MO legislative update on transportation funding

The MO Senate Transportation Committee voted SB 540 out of committee this week. The bill increases the fuel tax two cents per year over the next three years.  MoDOT and supporters of the bill stress the need for this legislation in order to continue to draw down federal matching dollars and to eliminate the necessity… Read more »

Metro releases new mobile app for the transit system

Metro On The Go, the official mobile application of the Metro transit system, is now available to all Metro riders. The new mobile app combines the features of Metro’s web-based Trip Planner with real-time vehicle data and the location services of the user’s mobile device. Transit riders now have a convenient, easy-to-use way to know… Read more »

One MetroLink Monitor opportunity left – write today!

Citizens for Modern Transit has one MetroLink Monitor opportunity left and we hope you’ll volunteer today! CMT is currently looking for a volunteer to check on the Clayton station.  If you take MetroLink regularly or live or work in the area, this would be a perfect opportunity to get involved in transit improvement efforts in… Read more »

Mark your calendars for Give STL day on May 5, 2015!

CMT is proud to participate in Give STL day again in 2015! On Tuesday, May 5, St. Louis residents, or donors in general can be part of Give STL Day by donating to their favorite non profits in St. Louis. The 24 hours of giving is sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation which… Read more »

Stand up for Transit on April 9 with CMT

Don’t miss the opportunity to take a stand for transit in the St. Louis region on April 9 by taking a seat. Yes, that is right. Ride the bus or train, take a seat, and show your support for transit with Citizens for Modern Transit. This day is an opportunity to call attention to the… Read more »

HR1393 looks at giving more control to local communities on transportation projects

A bipartisan group of senators and representatives have released a bill giving local communities more access to, and control over, a share of the federal transportation dollars that flow into their states.  Representatives Davis (R-IL), Titus (D-NV) Harper, (R-MS), Bustos (D-IL), Lipinski (D-IL) and Cartwright (D-PA) co-sponsored H.R. 1393, the Innovation in Surface Transportation Act of 2015…. Read more »

CMT & Creating Whole Communities look at transit’s role in development in communities

CMT & Creating Whole Communities partnered on March 12 to present Transportation’s Impact on the Neighborhood.  The program featured  Rosa Ortiz with Enterprise Community Partners on transit’s role in creating equitable development opportunities in a community.  Enterprise Community Partners has worked in communities across the country to ensure TOD is attainable along transit infrastructure corridors.   Ms. Ortiz serves as a… Read more »

Metro Service Changes Scheduled for March 16

Responding to customer and operator feedback, Metro has announced its spring service changes, many of which will make route connections better for passengers. Metro provided the following details of the service changes, which will be effective Monday, March 16: #11 Chippewa: The weekday eastbound trip at 6:02 p.m. from the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Station will… Read more »