Come share your memories of the Wellston Loop

Love transit? Love learning the history of St. Louis neighborhoods built from on our transit lines? Grew up near the Wellston Loop? Don’t miss the Wellston Loop Family Reunion and Exhibit on Saturday,  November 21st from 1-3 P.M.    Come and share stories and pictures about the neighborhood from the past and present. The event will feature a… Read more »

CMT announces panel for Dec. 1 event on Transit & Equity

The upcoming CMT end-of-year event, FREEDOM OF RIDING – TRANSIT’S ABILITY TO INCREASE EQUITY IN ALL SECTORS OF OUR COMMUNITY, on December 1 will be moderated by CMT Board Chair and Ferguson Commission member Rose Windmiller.  In addition, the panel will include: •D’Andre Braddix, Assistant Dean of Students at UMSL •Nancy Cross, Vice President and Missouri Director… Read more »

Consider Transit & CMT on Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1

CMT will be participating in Giving Tuesday on December 1, 2015 where “charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.”  If better transit is on your wish list this year, we hope to hear from you.  Make a gift online today! Gifts… Read more »

MoDOT names new director

Patrick K. McKenna has been named the new director of the Missouri Department of Transportation by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. The announcement was made today at a press conference following the commission’s monthly meeting. In his role as deputy commissioner, McKenna served as the chief financial, operating and legislative officer for the organization. … Read more »

Weigh in on MetroBus Plan for North County Transfer Center

Metro transit passengers and the public are invited to learn more about the new North County Transit Center and provide feedback on a new MetroBus service plan proposed for North St. Louis County at four upcoming informal meetings. The new transit center is located at 3140 Pershall Road between West Florissant Avenue and New Halls… Read more »

Kansas City investigating “microtransit”

The Kansas City Star recently reported on some changes made by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (ATA) to their service. In addition to lowering fares on certain routes, ATA has moved forward in exploring what’s being called “microtransit,” a term used for transportation that’s in-between single occupancy vehicles and fixed-route mass transit. ATA is… Read more »

House approves Transportation Bill

Updated 11/6/15 Yesterday, the US House of Representatives passed a 6-year transportation bill, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 . The legislation is a 6-year bill authorizing $325 billion for transportation over that time. The bill will now move to a conference committee. The current extension of MAP-21 expires on November 20th.   There… Read more »

Consider a special year-end gift for transit in 2015 with CMT

Transit is at a critical juncture in the St. Louis region. The recently released Ferguson Commission Report highlighted the need for transit expansion and funding as a signature priority project. St. Louis County is wrapping up community engagement for the selection of a corridor to take a MetroLink expansion study to the next level. The… Read more »

CMT’s TRY & RIDE doubles 2 year goal in 16 months

CMT’s Try & Ride program has been on a fast-track to success since it launched in mid-June of 2014. In a mere 16 months, the transit advocacy organization doubled its two-year goal of helping 1,500 area residents “test drive” MetroLink and MetroBus to experience, first-hand, how easy and advantageous the system can be for the… Read more »

East-West Gateway Board names new leader

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the metropolitan planning organization, named a new leader today at its monthly board meeting.  The East-West Gateway board unanimously voted to name Jim Wild as its executive director.  Wild replaces Ed Hillhouse who resigned in June. East-West Gateway is responsible for setting the transportation policy and priority projects for the region…. Read more »

Seniors, Sign-Up with Metro for Reduced Fares

If you’re 65 or older, you’re eligible for half price tickets on Metro by obtaining a Senior Reduced Fare Permit. To make it easier for seniors to obtain their permits, Metro is holding eight registration events at local Schnucks stores in October and November. To register for a pass, or renew an expired passes, you’ll… Read more »

CMT releases RFP for Graphic Design for Transit Crush

Request for Proposals for Graphic Design to Citizens for Modern Transit Federal Project CMAQ-5456(611) Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with a winter advertising campaign for the 2016 CMT Transit Crush; a Love that Moves You, a program set for Feb. 11, 2016 to raise awareness on… Read more »