Weigh in on long range transportation plan for the region

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the local planning organization for the St. Louis region, is currently soliciting public comments on its newest long-range regional transportation plan, known as Connected2045. The plan outlines $4 billion worth of projects that are in addition to the $27 billion required over the next 29 years for maintenance. If… Read more »

Don’t miss the St. Louis Earth Day Symposium – Livable Communities on June 3

St. Louis Earth Day Symposium – Livable Communities June 3, 2015, 8am – 5:30pm Saint Louis University, Il Monastero Scholarships and discounts available to ensure access for all those interested. Attendees will learn about sustainability practices that are changing the face of our cities and neighborhoods, while creating a positive environmental, social, and political impact in our… Read more »

St. Louis County names head of Department of Transportation

St. Louis County has named the new head of their newly-minted Department of Transportation.   Nichalos Gardner was approved by the St. Louis County Council last week as the head of the Department of Transportation.   He is transplant from Washington, D.C. Gardner comes from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.  He holds an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from… Read more »


“CMT’s GREAT RACE 2015: A RELAY TO THE RAILS” COMPETITION Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) has recruited local media personalities and other local influentials to compete in the organization’s 4th annual Great Race competition, which plays off the CBS television hit “The Amazing Race” to raise awareness about the alternative transportation options available in our… Read more »

CMT remembers public transit visionary with Education Fund

Transit continues to move forward in St. Louis. However, in 2014 the region and Citizens for Modern Transit lost one of its greatest transit advocates, Fred Epstein.  Fred was a true public transit visionary, dedicating years to the transit discussion and bringing St. Louis MetroLink to fruition, in part through his leadership.  CMT is honored… Read more »

Trolley returns to Forest Park May 1

The Metro Forest Park Trolley will  return to Forest Park for the fifth season on Friday, May 1, giving individuals visiting Forest Park a convenient method of navigating the Park, in addition to assisting to alleviate Park congestion. The Metro Forest Park Trolley Service (MetroBus route #3) will operate daily between 9 a.m. and 7… Read more »

CMT Metro Market highlights opportunities beyond a sea of cars around MetroLink

Beyond Housing’s First Fridays features CMT Metro Market on June 5 at Rock Road MetroLink Station Dining? Shopping? Entertainment? A Sea of Cars?  Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) in partnership with Beyond Housing, Great Rivers Greenway and Metro is helping area residents visualize the opportunities around transit beyond a sea of parking at the Rock… Read more »

CMT teams up with STL Green Business Challenge to focus on TRANSIT at work

The St. Louis Green Business Challenge is revving up its alternative transportation focus for 2015 with the help of Citizens for Modern Transit and other community partners.  “We are excited to be able to work with the St. Louis  Green Business Challenge to increase the focus on transit and other alternative commute programs and incentives which can be… Read more »

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 »