Posts Categorized: General

CMT Great Race win for Region with local partnerships

Whether a supporter for Team East or Team West for the 2015 CMT Great Race; Relay to the Rails, the event was a win for the region with the number of partnerships, local media participation and overall community wide advocacy for multi-modal options in St. Louis. While Team East took home the win for 2015 and… Read more »

Join CMT for its 30th Anniversary Celebration on July 23

JOIN CMT in CELEBRATING 30 YEARS on JULY 23, 2015 Citizens for Modern Transit, founded in 1985, will celebrate 30 years of advocating for good public transit in the St. Louis region at its 30th Anniversary Celebration on July 23, 2015 at the Moonrise Hotel. We hope you will join us to  celebrate 30 years… Read more »

Don’t miss the St. Louis Earth Day Symposium – Livable Communities on June 3

St. Louis Earth Day Symposium – Livable Communities June 3, 2015, 8am – 5:30pm Saint Louis University, Il Monastero Scholarships and discounts available to ensure access for all those interested. Attendees will learn about sustainability practices that are changing the face of our cities and neighborhoods, while creating a positive environmental, social, and political impact in our… Read more »

St. Louis County names head of Department of Transportation

St. Louis County has named the new head of their newly-minted Department of Transportation.   Nichalos Gardner was approved by the St. Louis County Council last week as the head of the Department of Transportation.   He is transplant from Washington, D.C. Gardner comes from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.  He holds an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from… Read more »

CMT remembers public transit visionary with Education Fund

Transit continues to move forward in St. Louis. However, in 2014 the region and Citizens for Modern Transit lost one of its greatest transit advocates, Fred Epstein.  Fred was a true public transit visionary, dedicating years to the transit discussion and bringing St. Louis MetroLink to fruition, in part through his leadership.  CMT is honored… Read more »

CMT Metro Market highlights opportunities beyond a sea of cars around MetroLink

Beyond Housing’s First Fridays features CMT Metro Market on June 5 at Rock Road MetroLink Station Dining? Shopping? Entertainment? A Sea of Cars?  Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) in partnership with Beyond Housing, Great Rivers Greenway and Metro is helping area residents visualize the opportunities around transit beyond a sea of parking at the Rock… Read more »

CMT teams up with STL Green Business Challenge to focus on TRANSIT at work

The St. Louis Green Business Challenge is revving up its alternative transportation focus for 2015 with the help of Citizens for Modern Transit and other community partners.  “We are excited to be able to work with the St. Louis  Green Business Challenge to increase the focus on transit and other alternative commute programs and incentives which can be… Read more »

CMT seeks motivated individual for Program Associate position

Program Associate of Citizens for Modern Transit Job Posting Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is seeking a talented individual to serve as the Program Associate for the organization.  CMT is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization with over 1,000 members and a 26-member volunteer board. CMT leads the St. Louis region’s education and advocacy efforts for a… Read more »

Parking costs employers more than face value

Nationally 95 percent of all automobile commuters park for free at work costing employers approximately $85 million every year.   The average monthly parking space in St. Louis costs residents $90 to reserve, or $12 a day according to the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.  Employers providing free parking encourage solo drivers, increase parking demand by… Read more »

New North County Transit Center under construction

Metro’s latest transit center is under construction. The new North County Transit Center will be located on Pershall Road between West Florissant Ave. and New Halls Ferry Road.   With 19 percent of MetroBus and MetroLink ridership in North St. Louis County, Metro secured federal funding to plan and build the new transit center. The construction… Read more »

Mark your calendars for Give STL day on May 5, 2015!

CMT is proud to participate in Give STL day again in 2015! On Tuesday, May 5, St. Louis residents, or donors in general can be part of Give STL Day by donating to their favorite non profits in St. Louis. The 24 hours of giving is sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation which… Read more »

Stand up for Transit on April 9 with CMT

Don’t miss the opportunity to take a stand for transit in the St. Louis region on April 9 by taking a seat. Yes, that is right. Ride the bus or train, take a seat, and show your support for transit with Citizens for Modern Transit. This day is an opportunity to call attention to the… Read more »

HR1393 looks at giving more control to local communities on transportation projects

A bipartisan group of senators and representatives have released a bill giving local communities more access to, and control over, a share of the federal transportation dollars that flow into their states.  Representatives Davis (R-IL), Titus (D-NV) Harper, (R-MS), Bustos (D-IL), Lipinski (D-IL) and Cartwright (D-PA) co-sponsored H.R. 1393, the Innovation in Surface Transportation Act of 2015…. Read more »

CMT & Creating Whole Communities look at transit’s role in development in communities

CMT & Creating Whole Communities partnered on March 12 to present Transportation’s Impact on the Neighborhood.  The program featured  Rosa Ortiz with Enterprise Community Partners on transit’s role in creating equitable development opportunities in a community.  Enterprise Community Partners has worked in communities across the country to ensure TOD is attainable along transit infrastructure corridors.   Ms. Ortiz serves as a… Read more »