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 »

Looking for an Internship this Spring ? Consider CMT

Citizens for Modern Transit has an immediate opening for a paid internship, available for undergraduate and/or graduate students.  Apply today!  The internship will run from March – May, 2014.  Interns will be asked to work 10-15 hours a week during normal business hours.  The position will be available until filled. Internship Responsibilities Include: Help with… Read more »

Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers Needed for CMT’s Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute Event on Friday, May 23rd at 7:00 am at the Fairview Heights MetroLink Station! CMT, Y98′s Entourage, and YOU will post between  7:00 a.m. and  8:30 a.m. at the Fairview Heights MetroLink station to thank morning transit, bicycle and walk commuters for leaving their cars… Read more »

In 2013, Public Transportation Reached Highest Levels Since 1956

Those who take public transportation regularly understand it’s benefits and a new release from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) shows that more and more people are getting on board with it.  From a better quality of life, higher activity levels, cheaper commutes and more – this study shows that transit is increasingly becoming the… Read more »

Metro to hold public meetings on proposed fare increase

Metro has announced three public information sessions and a public hearing about a proposed fare increase that would go into effect in July 2014. You can provide feedback online about three fare increase options. Meeting schedule Tuesday, March 25, 2014                           Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.        … Read more »