Posts Categorized: General

Groundbreaking set for new infill station in Cortex

Metro is set to break ground on the new Boyle Street Station, an infill station in the Cortex Innovation Community, this Thursday, June 8 at the site of the new station adjacent to the @4240 Building. This station will be the first addition to the MetroLink system in the St. Louis region since the opening… Read more »

CMT releases program guide to help build ridership on systems across MO

Last fall, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) was awarded a Local Transit Coalition Grant by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). With this grant, CMT was able to put together a program guide educating transit providers and transit advocacy groups on how to implement CMT’s successful transit rider incentive programs, including the Guaranteed Ride Home,… Read more »

Possible new Housing development near Maplewood-Manchester Station

Brentwood could soon see transit oriented development (TOD) near the Maplewood-Manchester MetroLink station. A development company out of the Kansas City area, Garrison Development, has been working the last few years on a plan to build apartments near the transit station in Brentwood and it seems they are getting closer to starting their project. After… Read more »

Join CMT to celebrate 33 years of transit to unify a region for growth!

Don’t  miss CMT’s 33rd Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Marriott Grand Hotel. When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Time: 11:30 – Registration; 12:00 Lunch Place: Marriott Grand Hotel, Crystal Ballroom Address: 800 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101 Accessible MetroLink & #99 Downtown Trolley David Bragdon,  Executive Director of… Read more »

CMT seeking designer for Fall Ten Toe program

Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with the 2017 campaign for CMT’s Ten Toe Express Program to promote ridership on the transit system and the link to healthy living. The key will be to play up the health benefits of using transit in 2017. Work products will… Read more »

Ground-level Power Supply: New Innovation in Light Rail Technology

A new cutting-edge technology is emerging in the world of light rail travel, ground-level power supply or APS. APS is a way to power light rail trams without the use of catenary or overhead power lines. The new technology utilizes a third rail line, placed in the ground between the running rails, to power the… Read more »

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 »