The Ultimate TOD – Maeklong Market, Thailand

This unbelievable video illustrates the transit oriented development Thai-style. The Maeklong Market is located along commuter train tracks two hours outside of Bangkok. The market literally operates on top of the tracks except for the four times a day the train runs through it. Watch this remarkable video to see TOD in rural Thailand.

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CMT Sponsors ULI TAP at Belleville Station

Thursday, November 11, 2011, Citizens for Modern Transit partnered with Metro, St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD), and the City of Belleville to host the first of three Urban Land Institute (ULI) Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs).  Technical Assistance Panels are part of ULI’s Advisory Services Program and consists of panel of industry professionals assembled to… Read more »

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CMT Transit Commuter Survey

Dear Transit Commuter, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is conducting a transit commuter survey to help determine why transit commuters in Missouri and Illinois choose the bus and/or MetroLink instead of the car.  The survey will also help us understand commuter perceptions of transit in St. Louis, types of messaging that helps increase ridership, and… Read more »

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Missouri Businesses Need Transit

Before we know it, the Missouri General Assembly will reconvene for the 2012 Legislative session. Missouri companies have lists of legislative priorities they would like to see this session especially in the current economy. There is, however, one item that should be top priority for any employer and the region: Transit. You may not ride… Read more »

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CMT Elects UMSL Vice- Provost to Board

The Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) Board of Directors unanimously elected Curtis Coonrod with University of Missouri – St. Louis to a three year term on the Citizens for Modern Transit Board of Directors .  Mr. Coonrod is Vice Provost and Dean of Students/Student Affairs at UMSL. “CMT is very lucky to have the addition… Read more »

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City Issues RFP for TOD at CORTEX Site

The St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) has issued and RFP/RFQ for transit oriented development at the CORTEX Site. Starting Date: 11-04-2011 Closing Date: 12-02-2011 Closing Time: 12:00 PM Summary St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) seeks a consulting firm (Consultant) with expertise in transit feasibility studies, connectivity planning, and transit-oriented development (TOD)planning. The objective is to… Read more »

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TOD Can Make Transit Pofitable

That’s right…Profitable.  Sustainable Cities Collective recently posted an article about Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Rail (MTR) and how the system that connects Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, & New Territories not only 100% pays for itself, but is profitable.  So, what’s the secret behind MTR’s success: Transit Oriented Development (TOD).  The Hong Kong MTR Corporation (MTRC)… Read more »

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$1.2 Million Project at UMSL-South MetroLink Station

Construction on a new rail crossover at the UMSL-South MetroLink Station will begin soon.  The $1.2 million project will allow MetroLink trains to switch tracks, to bypass stalled trains or move around construction.  The project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is expected to be completed in early 2013. Source: St…. Read more »

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East-West Gateway Releases RFQ for Final Engineering Services for the Delmar Loop Trolley Project

East West Gateway Council of Governments has released a request for qualifications (RFQ) for consultant services to provide final engineering services for the Delmar Loop Trolley Project. Proposals are due to at the EWG offices (One South Memorial Drive, Suite 1600 St. Louis, MO 63103) by 12:00p.m. CST, Tuesday, 11/29/2011. RFQ & Attachments Request for… Read more »

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Community Partnership Project Seminar Series 11/15/11

UMSL’s Community Partnership Project (CPP) presents Creating Whole Communities: If the City Reentering the County is the Solution, What’s the Problem? as part of its CPP Seminar Series. Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 – 3:00p-4:30p J.C. Penney Conference Center, Room 126 University of Missouri-St. Louis One University Boulevard The event is accessible via the UMSL-North MetroLink… Read more »

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Take the City of St. Louis Sustainability Survey

From Catherine Werner, Sustainability Director City of St. Louis The City of St. Louis is undergoing its first comprehensive sustainability planning process and would like to hear from those who live, work or play in the City. The Mayor’s Office has developed a Community Sustainability Survey to help gauge general sustainability viewpoints and priorities for the… Read more »

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APTA Hosts 12th Annual Photo Invitational

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is seeking photos for their 12th annual Photo Invitational. APTA wants photos that depict public transportation’s significance, value and benefits of opportunity, access, freedom, and mobility, which enable everyone in the community to accomplish what is important to them, all the while making communities stronger and more vibrant. The… Read more »

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Step Up for Amtrak

Amtrak and passenger rail are all the buzz today in St. Louis.  Senator Dick Durbin will hold a press conference at 12 noon today at the St. Louis Gateway Station to discuss drastic funding cuts for passenger rail. MoDOT will be holding a public open house this evening at the Kirkwood Train Station to discuss Missourians… Read more »