2016 Transit Midwest Partnership Conference right around the corner

You are invited to join transit providers, stakeholders and riders on  August 14-17, 2016 at The Westin at Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri for the joint 2016 Transit Midwest/State Public Transit Partnership Conference, a cooperative effort among the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas & Missouri, and the FTA state partnership meeting of AASHTO, APTA, & CTAA! The planning… Read more »

Join us to Talk Transit at Venture Cafe, Thurs. May 12, 2016!

As part of the focus on transportation options in the St. Louis region, CMT’s 5th annual “Great Race” Finish Line Celebration will also feature a panel discussion on “Rethinking the Last Mile with CMT” at Thurs., May 12’s Venture Cafe Gathering. Venture Cafe is an non-profit organization supporting the innovation and entrepreneurial community. Their flagship event, the Venture Cafe… Read more »

CMT is seeking a Program Assistant to join the CMT Team

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is seeking a talented individual to serve as the Program Assistant at the organization. CMT, a 1000-member 501(c)3 organization with a 26-member volunteer board, leads the St. Louis region’s education and advocacy efforts for a robust and expanding transit system, especially light rail, with the goal of building livable, sustainable… Read more »

Construction Set to Begin at Civic Center Transit Center

MetroBus Routes Will Relocate on April 18, MetroLink Station to Remain Open During Construction Bi-State Development is finalizing the agreement with the general contractor who will lead the expansion project for one of their busiest Metro transit hubs — the Civic Center Transit Center which is located at 14th and Spruce in downtown St. Louis.  To… Read more »

Senate passes appropriations bill with additional operating funds for transit

Before leaving on Thursday, the  Missouri Senate took up and passed all of the appropriation bills including adopting the House position on transit assistance funding.  This included $500,000 in general revenue and $1,710,875 in state transportation funds for a total of $2,210,875 in funding.  This is an increase of $1,150,000 over last year’s appropriation. Since… Read more »

CMT selects consultant for 2016 Test Drive campaign

CMT has selected Design Lab 443 for the 2016 Test Drive Transit for Change Campaign. Design Group 443 was selected from a pool of 3 proposals evaluated based on the following established criteria: Qualifications of person/firm conducting the work Proposal Quality Product samples – samples provided and/or on firm website need to be relevant to work being asked to be completed…. Read more »

CMT celebrates 10 years of Ten Toe Express

In 10 years, more than 8,000 area residents have collectively trekked thousands of miles exploring the St. Louis region through more than 1,200 guided tours that integrate walking with public transit use. This has been accomplished through Citizens for Modern Transit’s award-winning Ten Toe Express Walk Program. Created to inspire St. Louis area seniors, as… Read more »

KC Streetcar Paves the Way for Expanded bus service

  This week, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) Board of Commissioners approved expanded late-night bus service connecting to the soon-to-open downtown streetcar. The new later service on Friday and Saturday nights will be available on three major KCATA routes that serve key employment centers and entertainment venues in Kansas City: Main Street MAX,… Read more »

Metro looking for art submissions for MetroScapes 2016

Metro Arts in Transit is now accepting entries to the 2016 MetroScapes, a public transit art program that showcases local artwork at Metro transit locations. Artists are invited to submit their original artwork for consideration, and if selected, have their work reproduced as large-scale posters that will be installed and on display at more than… Read more »

CMT offering scholarships to Transit Midwest Conference in Kansas City

The four-state Transit Midwest/State Public Transit Partnership Conference is right around the corner this summer August 14-16 in Kansas City, MO at the Westin at Crown Center. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear from transit industry experts on the FAST ACT and mobility on demand, check out the new Kansas City Streetcar and learn… Read more »

Transportation Day 2016 at the MO State Capitol

More than 250 transit supporters, providers and friends converged on the State Capitol on Wednesday, March 16 for Transportation Day, hosted by the Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA).  With a message supporting MO funding for transit, CMT, the MPTA, the ATU of St. Louis and Kansas City, and both rural and urban transit providers, their riders… Read more »

CMT’s Great Race 2016 this Thurs., May 12!

CMT’s Great Race 2016: Linking the Last Mile Don’t miss CMT’s Great Race 2016! Two teams will face off in a fast-paced relay race that integrates transit, biking, carsharing and carpooling as the teams battle rush hour traffic to reach the final destination at Cortex Commons (4240 Duncan Ave.) adjacent to the future site of the… Read more »