2013 Report of a Rock Road Walkabout with the Ten Toes Express

The Rock Road Ten Toes Express group performed a walk audit of the Rock Road MetroLink Station and surrounding community on Sunday, October 13th, 2013.  This audit served as a follow up assessment of a Walk Audit held for regional stakeholders in 2012.  The 2013 audit, led by Julie Padberg White with FPA Group, took… Read more »

New Osage Railroad Bridge Opens on Nov. 25

The opening of the Osage Railroad Bridge, just east of Jefferson City, will provide huge time savings for freight and passenger rail trips between Kansas City and St. Louis. The new 1,200 foot railroad bridge provides 2 main line tracks across the river.  The former single-track bridge over the Osage river created service bottlenecks and… Read more »

What would you like to see in MO’s Transportation Future?

The Missouri Department of Transportation has released for review its draft 20 year Long Range Transportation Plan – “A Vision for Missouri’s Transportation Future.”  While 20 years may seem like a long time, remember we just celebrated 20 years of MetroLink this past July, in transportation planning and construction, it is not. However, now is… Read more »

What would you like to see in MO’s Transportation future?

The Missouri Department of Transportation has released for review its draft 20 year Long Range Transportation Plan – “A Vision for Missouri’s Transportation Future.”  While 20 years may seem like a long time, remember we just celebrated 20 years of MetroLink this past July, in transportation planning and construction, it is not. However, now is… Read more »

New MetroBus Route Changes Go Into Effect December 2

Metro just released their bus route changes that will start on December 2nd.  They plan changes on a quarterly basis, informed by customer and operator feedback. Specific details about the December 2 MetroBus service change updates, including the new schedules and maps, can be found at www.metrostlouis.org in the Plan Your Trip section under Service… Read more »

Would you support a One-Cent Sales Tax for Transportation In MO?

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander announced that an initiative petition for a one-cent transportation sales tax was approved for circulation last week, and CMT wants to know what you think.  What would this sales tax have to fund to get your vote? What do you think of using a sales tax to fund transportation?… Read more »

Transportation Tax Initiative Petition approved for circulation

Secretary of State Jason Kander announced that the initiative petition for a one cent transportation sales tax has been approved for circulation. The official ballot language reads: Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to: increase funding for state, county, and municipal street, road, bridge, highway and public transportation initiatives by increasing state sales/use tax by… Read more »

Letter to CMT Members & Friends

November 14, 2013 Dear CMT members and friends: Citizens for Modern Transit is thrilled to have received word about exciting opportunities ahead for our region related to public transit. And, we need your help! Thanks to two, competitively-awarded Federal grants, Citizens for Modern Transit is set to receive $1.25 million to help further community support for… Read more »

New Tenants for Ballpark Village Announced

Ballpark village announced three new tenants to occupy its new development adjacent to the stadium.  The previously announced tenants, the Budweiser Brew House, a restaurant and beer garden; Cardinals Nation, a Cardinals-themed restaurant; a Cardinals Hall of Fame museum; and PBR St. Louis: A Cowboy Bar; will now be joined by Ted Drewes, Drunken Fish, and… Read more »

“Who Pays For It? Financing Development Around Transit” Event Recap & Presentation Files

On Wednesday, November 6, CMT hosted a panel discussion entitled, Who Pays For It? Financing Development Around Transit.  The breakfast event was sponsored by Musick Construction Company, URS, and the Regional Business Chamber and featured the following presentations:  Astrid Glynn Presentation Andrew Geer Presentation Paul Hubbman Presentation Astrid Glynn has spent more than a decade in… Read more »

Slay Announces $1 million to spur Affordable Housing near Transit

Today, City of St. Louis Mayor Slay held a press conference at City Hall to announce new funding for housing developments near MetroLink and MetroBus.  The City hopes to encourage development near transit as a means to increase access to jobs.  The funding  for the Affordable Housing Commission (AHC) of the City of St. Louis… Read more »

Graphic Design RFP – Employer Toolkit Project

Request for Proposals for Graphic Design to Citizens for Modern Transit Federal Project Number CMAQ-5401(639) Employer Commute Options Toolkit Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a consultant to assist CMT with a brochure or booklet that introduces employers to commute options available to them and their employees.  The piece should be clean, eye catching,… Read more »

What do you consider a top transit priority for the St. Louis region?

As CMT builds its list of legislative priorities for FY14 and discussions continue on possible statewide funding sources for transportation, one key question continues to rise to the top – what are the transit priorities for the St. Louis region moving forward.  What is the next project that this region wants to see move forward… Read more »