Posts Categorized: CMT

County selected consultant for MetroLink Study

The team led by WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff was selected as the consultant for the Metrolink Preliminary Conceptual Study in St. Louis County. St. Louis County is in the process of initiating the scope and fee negotiation process with the consultant. The County’s goal is to be underway with the study by July 1st. The team consists of :… Read more »

New routes for the Forest Park Trolley

This year there will now be two Forest Park Trolleys to help you get around our city’s crown jewel quicker and easier. Starting on April 15, 2017, riders will be able to travel on the Blue Route and the Green Route to visit the various attractions located throughout Forest Park. The Blue Route will make… Read more »

Zimride blazes new trails with National Park Foundation

Zimride by Enterprise, a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, is launching a promotion to support the National Park Foundation and its recreational, educational and service programs, including Active Trails. The Active Trails program advocates healthy lifestyles while simultaneously protecting and enhancing precious land and water trail resources. Zimride by Enterprise is a secure new ride-sharing platform… Read more »

City voters stand beyond transit and economic development with passage of Prop. 1

More than 60 percent of voters in St. Louis City cast their support for Proposition 1 on April 4 for MetroLink expansion and economic development.  The proposition will facilitate a half-cent sales tax increase in the city for “economic development purposes,” including a Northside-Southside MetroLink, neighborhood revitalization, workforce development, public safety, and upgrades to the… Read more »

Anti-Tolling Language shows up in HB4

On March 29, the House Budget Committee voted HCS HB 4 out of committee. The committee substitute includes language in the title clause prohibiting the use of appropriated funds for any costs associated with the tolling of interstate highways. This language would also prohibit funds from being used to study tolling of interstate highways. The… Read more »

Sponsorship Opportunities available for 2017 CMT Annual Meeting

Please reserve September 13, 2017 for the Citizens for Modern Transit’s 33rd Annual Meeting.  The meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Grand Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, on Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO  63101.  An awards presentation will be held at the meeting as well. We invite you to sponsor this milestone… Read more »

Loop Trolley on track for this summer

The Loop Trolley Company (LTC) today gathered key partners and stakeholders to celebrate major milestones recently reached in the project connecting St. Louis City and St. Louis County via an electrically powered, fixed-route trolley. The event also provided an opportunity to communicate important safety information. Attendees on hand for the event, which was held at… Read more »

CMT & Regional Chamber talk transit in Northside Southside Corridor

As area leaders continue to examine the benefits of  MetroLink expansion, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) and the St. Louis Regional Chamber hosted an informational discussion this morning designed to update the public on the Northside/Southside MetroLink study which is currently underway in St. Louis City. The discussion was led by Dan Meyers, project manager from AECOM,… Read more »

CMT offering scholarships to 2017 MPTA Conference in Springfield

The 2017 Missouri Public Transit Association Conference & Expo is right around the corner this summer August 6-8 in Springfield, MO at the University Plaza Hotel. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet with other transit professionals, stakeholders, elected officials, and interested citizens to shape policy, develop networks, and collaborate to share knowledge and create new… Read more »

Loop Trolley Company names Executive Director

The Loop Trolley Company is pleased to announce it has selected Kevin Barbeau as Executive Director. Barbeau will be responsible for overseeing the organization’s administration, programs and strategic plan. He will also be in charge of fundraising, marketing and community outreach for The Loop Trolley Company. “We are thrilled to have Kevin join our team,”… Read more »

Meet CMT Walk Leaders Norm and Joan Krumrey

As Citizens for Modern Transit prepares to kick off our 11th year of the Ten Toes Express program, we would like to continue highlighting the outstanding walk leaders that make this program so successful. Many walkers familiar with the program know Norm and Joan Krumrey. Brentwood residents Norm and Joan Krumrey walk out of the… Read more »

$6.7 billion in development tracked along Minneapolis Light Rail

The Metropolitan Council, a regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider of essential services for the Twin Cities, recently announced that $6.786 billion in investment has occurred along the already existing METRO lines and along the proposed extension lines in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region. This amount includes new construction as well as redevelopment or rehabilitation… Read more »