Don’t miss CMT’s Great Race 2015: A Relay to the Rails

After hosting three, highly successful Great Race competitions placing Team TRANSIT, Team BIKE, Team CARSHARE and Team CARPOOL in a head-to-head competition to see which commuters could get from Point A to Point B the fastest during the evening rush via their respective transportation modes, Citizens for Modern Transit is excited to announce a new… Read more »

Transportation Funding: How is the Highway Trust Fund funded?

With discussions happening on the local, state and federal level with regards to funding of transportation/public transit infrastructure – one question continues to pop up – what’s happening to the funding for transportation?  The gas tax, currently paid at the pump by car drivers, has paid for road and transit projects since the 1930’s. However, Americans… Read more »

CMT teams up with Creating Whole Communities for “Transit’s impact on the neighborhood”

Many neighborhoods in St. Louis are burdened by rising poverty, falling population, and stagnating property values. Can transportation infrastructure like public transit help revitalize these “weak market” communities? Can St. Louis impact its neighborhoods with transit? Join CMT and Creating Whole Communities for a discussion on the possibilities for St. Louis around transit. With the… Read more »

Volunteer as a MetroLink Monitor and help ensure we have the stations we need!

Citizens for Modern Transit has volunteer positions open for MetroLink Monitors at the following stations: Airport Main and East North Hanley Central West End 5th & MO Swansea The MetroLink Monitor Program was established by CMT’s Riders’ Advocate Committee and was charged to monitor the quality and condition of stations along the MetroLink alignment. Volunteers… Read more »

The CWE now has an Enterprise CarShare Vehicle!

CMT is pleased to announce that our partner, Enterprise CarShare, now has a vehicle in the Central West End. Enterprise CarShare continues to grow in the St. Louis area, bringing you additional vehicles and locations to give you more flexibility for your car-sharing needs. This new location is in the heart of the Central West… Read more »

KC Streetcar lessons for the St. Louis transit discussion

CMT hosted a sneak peek of the Kansas City Streetcar project in St. Louis on Jan. 22.  The streetcar project is currently under construction, has millions in development going in along its path, and residents will soon be able to hop on board in early 2016. The 2 mile modern street-running streetcar project is estimated to cost… Read more »

Governor talks transportation in his State of the State address

Below is an excerpt from Governor Nixon’s State of the State address last evening.  He touches on the importance of making sure the state of Missouri’s transportation infrastructure is addressed.   Here is an opportunity for CMT members and friends to reach out to the Governor and your elected officials to talk about a total transportation plan… Read more »

Metro Announces it Will Showcase Artwork Created By Local Artists

Released by Metro January 13, 2015:  Original works of art created by 10 St. Louis area artists have been selected for MetroScapes, a Metro Arts in Transit program that showcases local art at Metro transit locations. The pieces were chosen from a group of nearly 100 submissions, and they will be reproduced as large-scale, two-dimensional… Read more »

MoDOT to host 2nd annual Work Zone 5K Run, Walk and Fun Run

MoDOT Release:  As everyone reflects on 2014 accomplishments and prepares to make 2015 resolutions, the time seems appropriate to ensure you know that registration is open for 2015 Work Zone Awareness 5K.  Our St. Louis Fit for Life team, along with sponsoring partners, will host the second annual Work Zone 5K Run, Walk and Fun… Read more »

Have a crush on transit? Join CMT on Feb. 13 to show your love

CMT is calling all transit enthusiasts. Join CMT and the St. Louis Football Club as we spread our love for transit during the first-ever Transit Crush on Feb. 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. Sign up today to help distribute information about CMT’s Guaranteed Ride Home program at a MetroLink station before gathering with other… Read more »

Governor appoints new member of Bi-State Board of Commissioners

The Governor has appointed Vernal Brown of St. Louis  to the Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District Board of Commissioners. The Bi-State Development Agency Board of Commissioners provides policy direction for the Bi-State Development Agency, created in 1949 through a compact between Missouri and Illinois. Brown will replace Kevin Cahill and has worked as a… Read more »

Cromnibus includes full funding authorized under MAP-21

On the 16th of December, President Obama signed into law the $1.1 trillion government spending bill passed by Congress the prior week and averted a government shutdown that would have otherwise been triggered if he didn’t sign it.  The legislation known as “cromnibus,” was a 1,600 page spending package containing 11 appropriations bills that fund… Read more »