Posts Categorized: General

CMT achieves goals identified in One STL Plan

Citizens for Modern Transit announces today their achievement of multiple goals in OneSTL, a regional plan for sustainable development that provides a framework for collaboration among local governments as they adapt to the changing needs of the area’s communities. OneSTL is sponsored by four core members — East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the City of St. Louis,… Read more »

Transportation Summit highlights possibilities for funding

The St. Louis Regional Chamber and the Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce teamed up on a Transportation Summit on September 29.   Much of the discussion throughout the event focused on funding for transportation.  Senator Doug Libla, sponsor of last year’s SB540 to raise the tax on motor fuel by six cents per gallon over… Read more »

CMT Team Transit does MetroQuest 2015!

Team Transit represented CMT at St. Louis Public Radio’s 4th annual MetroQuest this past weekend. This is the third consecutive year that Citizens for Modern Transit has sponsored the event. Part scavenger hunt, part pub crawl, and part St. Louis city trivia competition — MetroQuest invites participants to discover new venues and neighborhoods and St…. Read more »

IKEA Not the Only Development Happening in Midtown

  St. Louis’s very own IKEA opens at the end of this month, but that’s not the only exciting development coming to Midtown. The St. Louis Business Journal reports that over the past two years, the area within a 2-mile radius of the new Swedish mega-store has seen over $500 million worth of development. That number… Read more »

Transit included among Ferguson Commission Report’s “Signature Priorities”

The Ferguson Commission released a copy of its nearly 200-page report online this week. Along with focus on law enforcement and court reform, transportation appears among the report’s more than three dozen “signature priorities” under the category that addresses economic opportunity. The Commission’s report proposed 189 calls to action to address inequality and racial disparities… Read more »

CMT Recognizes Organizations for Furthering the Advancement of Transit in Region

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) recently recognized two area organizations for demonstrating exemplary leadership in advancing transit in the St. Louis region. St. Louis Community College and the Ferguson Commission were presented with The 2015 New Initiatives Award and The 2015 Chairman’s Award, respectively, during CMT’s 31st Annual Meeting at  the Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown… Read more »

CMT elects new members to Board of Directors

Citizens for Modern Transit’s (CMT) membership has unanimously elected seven new members, extended the term of three current members and named officers to the executive committee of its Board of Directors. These individuals were approved in front of a sold-out crowd during the transit organization’s 31th Annual Meeting held at Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis…. Read more »

CMT presents the Denver Story; Creative Financing to bring Transit to fruition on Nov. 4

  Come hear how Denver’s FasTracks Transit Program came to fruition through creative financing Denver RTD is building out their multi-billion dollar FasTracks program with almost $6 billion complete or under construction.   The FasTracks program includes commuter rail, light rail, bus rapid transit and expansion and redevelopment of Denver Union Station and the surrounding area…. Read more »

Increase for transit in MoDOT’s FY17 appropriations request

The Missouri Department of Transportation released its appropriations request for Fiscal Year 2017.  The $2.69 billion budget includes 6 percent or $149 million for multi-modal including public transit. The State Transit Program is increasing to $4.2 million; $3 million from General Revenue and $1.2 million from the State Transportation Fund. These funds will be passed on to… Read more »

CMT wraps up FY15 on a high note

As we wrap up Fiscal Year 2015 at Citizens for Modern Transit, we can’t help but highlight some of the successes this year as an organization and for transit in this region. A little more than three decades ago CMT began its mission to introduce MetroLink to the St. Louis area. This year we had the distinct honor… Read more »

How would you fund transit in STL?

Citizens for Modern Transit recently released the results from its Transit Funding Study looking at ways to creatively fund transit in the region based on case studies from other cities.  CMT commissioned the Transit Funding Study in partnership with Transportation for American in November 2014 in an effort to draw attention to the overall lack of… Read more »

MO Transit; Not just an urban issue

When we talk about transit in the State of Missouri, many times that discussion is centered around the more urban areas – St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia.   However, transit is playing a key role in more and more of the rural areas providing service to jobs, healthcare, and other essential trips. For example, OATS… Read more »

Short term extension for Transportation bill through Oct.

Last week the Senate passed a six year transportation bill, the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy ( DRIVE) Act, which authorizes funding for six years. The House did not take up the Senate bill before their August recess resulting in Congress passing a three month extension to MAP-21 that extends through… Read more »