Public meetings set for this week on Metro fare increase

Bi-State Development Agency/Metro will host three public information sessions this week and a public hearing next week about a proposed fare increase that would go into effect in July 2014. Public Meetings   Tuesday, March 25, 2014                                                                                                              Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.                                                                                                                     4 p.m. – 6 p.m. St. Louis City Hall                                                                                                                            … Read more »

Apply for an Internship with CMT!

Citizen’s for Modern Transit offers paid internship positions every spring, summer and fall, allowing students and recent graduates the opportunity to work closely with our team and gain insight into the public transit arena in addition to nonprofit management, administration, advocacy and fundraising.  Interns will work directly with CMT’s Executive Director and Program Manager, gain… Read more »

CMT Kicks Off Spring 2014 Ten Toes with African American Heritage Tour of Downtown

CMT Kicks Off its Spring 2014 Ten Toes Express Session with an African American Heritage Tour of Downtown St. Louis led by the National Park Service  Citizens for Modern Transit’s (CMT) successful Ten Toe Express program, with over 7,000 participants, many over the age of 60, will kickoff its spring 2014 session on April 3… Read more »

CMT will sweeten commute in May with morning events

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) will host “Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute” events from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 16, Friday, May, 23 and Friday, May 30 at several popular MetroLink stations and transfer centers to thank area residents for supporting St. Louis transit. The morning’s transit, bicycle and walk commuters… Read more »

Give to CMT on Give STL Day!

The Greater St. Louis Community Foundation will be hosting a 24-Hour Community-Wide Online Giving Initiative on Tuesday, May 6th. Give to CMT on Give STL Day and show your support for transit! Give STL Day will be held in conjunction with similar fundraising efforts being organized by approximately 100 community foundations across the country and… Read more »

KC Streetcar Authority looking for Executive Director

The Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA), a nonprofit corporation established in 2012, is seeking its first Executive Director who will be charged with overseeing the operations and maintenance of the entire system through a third-party operator, and ensuring stakeholder and neighborhood involvement. When becomes operational in late 2015, the two-mile north-south streetcar route (approximately 4… Read more »

CMT encourages members to reach out to Senate Appropriations Committee on transit funding

The House Budget Committee completed its mark-up of the state’s operating budget.  Representative Bart Korman’s subcommittee on MODOT’s budget had recommended a $1,000,000 increase in transit assistance.  The full budget committee supported including a funding increase but reduced the amount to $500,000 – for a total of $1.56 million from the State Transportation Fund ($560,875)… Read more »

Contact Your Congresspeople and Ask Them to Increase the Amount of Money Transit Receives

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) suggests Congress increase transit system funding by $11.5 billion per year.  They want Congress to approve $100.4 billion in new public transportation spending.  This increase is proportional to the increase being proposed for all transportation projects. Public transportation systems are currently funded through the surface transportation bill that will… Read more »

CMT’s Great Race III and Metro Market Off to a Great Start!

Get excited about CMT’s Great Race III and Metro Market on Thursday, May 8 that will kick off at 4:30 p.m. at the Fortel’s Pizza Den, located at 7359 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105 with a Finish Line celebration at CMT’s the Metro Market located at the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station from 5 to 7… Read more »