Posts Categorized: General

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 »

MetroLink Safety top priority

CMT Opinion Piece Transit is a critical component of the St. Louis region’s transportation system. Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), the region’s transit advocacy organization representing transit riders, major employers, academic institutions, labor unions, healthcare and civic organizations, is committed to helping ensure current and future users have a safe and secure transit system. Recent,… Read more »

St. Clair County increases Sheriff Security Patrols on MetroLink

St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern announced today that he has 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. “Unfortunately, recent events have exacerbated what has been a deteriorating security condition on… 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 »

Metro test drives electric bus on #99 route

Metro transit is test driving an electric bus on the #99 Downtown Trolley route through Tuesday, April 11. Commuters traveling through downtown St. Louis will have an opportunity to ride the bus as the MetroBus operations team evaluates how the 42-foot all-electric bus from Proterra performs on the street. The 42-foot all-electric bus has a… 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 »

Nearly 90% of All Transit Trips Impact Local Economy

A new report from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), titled Who Rides Public Transportation, details public transit passenger characteristics including where passengers are going, why they’re using public transit, how frequently they utilize transit and more. The report was released earlier this year in January. The study shows that 87% of all trips on… Read more »

Regional Sustainability Summit, April 5, 2017

The St. Louis region has, in general, a robust foundation for sustainability: a collectively developed regional sustainability plan (OneSTL), a thorough City of St. Louis Sustainability Plan, and a multitude of initiatives dedicated to making St. Louis a more sustainable and resilient place. The OneSTL Sustainabilty Summit: “Setting Targets for our Shared Future”,  to be… Read more »