Posts Categorized: General

Local leaders sign MOU outlining plan to improve MetroLink security

St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson, St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern, and St.  Louis Coutny Executive Stenger, whose jurisdictions fund Bi-State Development, in addition to John Nations, CEO of Bi-State, have signed a memo of understanding (MOU) outlining the plan to improve MetroLink security that they have developed in cooperation with law enforcement. While the MOU… Read more »

Pop-Up Metro Market on June 14

Citizens for Modern Transit and AARP St. Louis have rescheduled their Spring Metro Pop-Up Market for Wednesday, June 14 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Wabash Station in The Loop located at 6005 Delmar Blvd. The event is designed to temporarily transform the vacant site into an active space that connects people to products,… Read more »

CMT advocates for multi-faceted security improvements to ensure riders a safe, secure trip

As the regional transit advocacy organization representing more than 20,000 constituents, including riders, major employers, academic institutions, labor and community organizations, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is, and will continue to be, committed to advocating for a safe, secure, high-quality transit system for current and future riders in the St. Louis region. Ridership on public… Read more »

What are other transit agencies doing to focus on safety and security?

Safety and security on St. Louis transit continues to be highlighted on a daily basis.  Transit agencies across the country are working to ensure their riders and transit operators have a safe, secure ride everyday on transit through different programs and services.   So what are other transit agencies doing to ensure a safe ride for all?… Read more »

HCR47 passes House and Senate while Transit Funding sustains cuts in Budget

After approximately an hour and 45 minutes of debate on the floor of the Senate today, HCR 47 was passed without amendment by a vote of 33-0. This bill sponsored by Rep. Kevin Corlew calls for the formation of a task force to look at Missouri’s Transportation System and funding.  The resolution now goes into effect, no Governor’s… Read more »

Take this Walking and Bicycling Survey!

Transportation planners at East-West Gateway Council of Governments are conducting a survey of pedestrians and bicyclists in the St. Louis region. Because walking is such an essential part of public transit, and because multi-modal connections between bicycling and transit are central to our constituents, we want to make sure that you get a chance to… Read more »

Top Executive of Transit Center to keynote CMT Annual Meeting

Head of New  York’s Transit Center to keynote CMT Annual Meeting on September 13.   David Bragdon,  Executive Director of Transit Center.  Transit Center is a foundation that supports advocacy, research and leadership development for transportation reform across the U.S. Though diverse in perspective, the Transit Center staff is united in the belief that the greatest challenges… Read more »

Support CMT on #GiveSTL Day, May 11!

Mark you calendars: Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is participating in this year’s Give STL Day on May 11, 2017! Give STL Day is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the St. Louis Community Foundation to grow philanthropy in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Prize money will be available to amplify charitable donations, and prizes… Read more »

St. Clair County tripling the number of officers on the MetroLink system

St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern announced in early April that he committed additional resources to increase the number of St. Clair County Sheriff patrols on MetroLink. In addition, he pledged to work for a longer-term, regional  security plan for the system. This week, St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson announced they will triple the number… Read more »

ULI provides recommendations for area around North Hanley MetroLink

A new report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) St. Louis provides recommendations for development opportunities around the intersection of North Hanley and University Place Drive in North St. Louis County. Working with University Square Community Development Corporation, University Missouri- St. Louis, Bi-State Development, and Geiger Real Estate, Inc./Geiger-Hanley LLC, ULI St. Louis completed a Technical… Read more »

Pop-Up Metro Market opportunity to see possibilities around STL transit

Pop-up Metro Market | Historic Wabash Station | 6005 Delmar Blvd. |JUNE 14 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Citizens for Modern Transit and AARP St. Louis  announced plans for a pop-up Metro Market to be held on Wednesday, June 14 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Wabash Station in The Loop located at 6005 Delmar Blvd…. Read more »

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 »

Great Race 2017 postponed due to weather

THE 2017 GREAT RACE HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER AND FLOODING IMPACTING MANY OF OUR VENDORS. THE NEW DATE IS JUNE 14, 2017. The date is set, the teams are selected and St. Louis media is on board to help promote some of the most viable transportation options offered in the region throughthis year’s… Read more »

Metro Launches New Tool Offering 24/7 Transit Information

These days, we have access to a wealth of knowledge through our smartphones. Any question we have can be answered with just a quick search, but for those of us without smartphones, getting the information we need when away from home can be more difficult. For example, without a smartphone you aren’t able to access… Read more »