CMT in the News last week

CMT received significant media coverage on the transit funding study and the CMT Try & Ride Program last week .  With growing interest in public transportation, we know good things are in store for the region and CMT is honored to be working with you to take transit to the next level in St. Louis…. Read more »

CMT recieves OLGA AWARD at East West Gateway Annual Meeting

CMT was honored with an Outstanding Local Government Achievement (OLGA) Award from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments on November 14.   CMT Board Vice-Chair Nancy Cross stood with representatives from Cortex, the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the Board of Alderman, Metro, and St. Louis City to accept the East West Gateway OLGA Award for exemplary public/private or public/non-profit… Read more »

CMT commissions study to look at funding mechanisms for transit in the region

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) today announced it has commissioned a study of potential funding strategies designed to support public transit in the St. Louis region. The organization will partner with Transportation for America to conduct the six-month study which will aim to assess current fiscal capacity for transit expansion and operation, analyze the best… Read more »

Making the case for transit & transit funding

Citizens for Modern Transit’s Case for Transit & Transit Funding (download this Q&A here.) How much are St. Louisans spending on transportation? The average household in St. Louis currently spends almost 20 percent of its budget on transportation, obscuring the fact that this region is an affordable place to live. According to the Location Affordability… Read more »

Update on Transportation Measures Decided on Election Day November 2014

While not all measures on the ballot were approved on November 4, 2014, it was a good year for transit and multimodal initiatives with 65% of measures approved.  Here’s a highlight of transit proposals that were voted on yesterday. In Massachusetts, voters were deciding whether or not to repeal a provision to index the gas… Read more »

2014 Ten Toe Express on track with record breaking participation

This month, CMT’s Fall 2014 Ten Toe Express Session will conclude and as always, there is so much to celebrate!  Firstly, CMT thanks its Ten Toe Express long term volunteer walk leaders who make this program the success that it is:  Dan and Meredith O’Connor, Norm and Joan Krumrey, Mary Blaies, Loretta Davis and Mary… Read more »

Upcoming Summit: Changing Healthcare Landscape: Implications for Community, School, Business, and Providers Summit

CMT is pleased to be a part of the St. Clair County Complete Streets steering committee in partnership with Get Up and Go and the St. Clair County Health Department, and invite you to their upcoming summit called, “The Changing Healthcare Landscape: Implications for Community, School, Business, and Providers.” The conference, planned for Friday, November 14 from… Read more »

CMT Try & Ride memorable moments on Metro!

With more than 900 new transit riders for the Try & Ride program and more coming in daily, we are always eager to hear about people’s experiences.  The first and second month surveys have been providing excellent feedback that we’d like to share. In total, about 63% of the respondents shared positive experiences, only 10% shared negative experiences, and 22% were indifferent.  All… Read more »

Annual MetroLink Fare Survey Starts October 20!

Metro will begin its annual MetroLink Fare survey starting today, October 20 through Friday, November 14!  Data from the survey is used to evaluate how customers use the light rail system and how they pay. Fare surveyors can be identified by their badges with a Metro logo and title listed as Survey Supervisor or Surveyor. … Read more »

Retirement planning must include transportation component

The New York Times ran a recent story about the importance of considering transportation needs when you are planning for retirement. The story highlights Roland Dion, an 81 year old retired marriage and family therapist, and his wife who live on the eastern edge of San Diego where cars reign supreme.  Everything the Dions do… Read more »