Posts Categorized: General

Tell us your thoughts about Placemaking & Transit

Join CMT & AARP in St. Louis in 2016 as they take a closer look at how to make transit in our community a public space that promotes health, opportunity, and well-being for transit users, and for all who live, work and play around transit stations. Through a series of Walk Audits this fall led by… Read more »

Where does TRANSIT funding fall this election cycle?

Citizens for Modern Transit strongly supports funding for transit at the local, state and federal levels.  We urge our elected officials to recognize the local, regional and national importance public transit plays in our cities and this country based on its impact on economic returns, accessibility and the job force.  In Missouri last year, more… Read more »

County Council approves $3 million for MetroLink studies

The St. Louis County Council approved a $3 million appropriation for MetroLink expansion analysis from the Public Mass Transit Fund with a 5-2 vote at its July 26 meeting.  The Council approved the appropriation to the East-West Gateway Council of Governments for the purpose of conducting a MetroLink expansion analysis for three corridors in St. Louis County…. Read more »

CMT opens registration for Fall Ten Toe Express

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is gearing up for the Fall 2016 Ten Toe Express.  CMT will be teaming up with AARP in St. Louis to bring this walking program linked with transit to St. Louis for the 10th consecutive year.   AARP members from across the St. Louis area, as well as any other interested individual… Read more »

Placemaking around Transit – Much more than just a ride

Taking the MetroBus or MetroLink in St. Louis? Is your bus stop or MetroLink station located in a PLACE where you could live, work and play?   Your transit station could be a place to meet up with neighbors and friends for coffee and a snack, a convenient place to grab groceries on your way home, a… Read more »

Together, Find a Way Forward

There is heavy, ongoing discussion in the St. Louis region right now regarding light rail expansion. The MetroLink corridor studies under consideration by our elected officials will ultimately help determine which potential routes serve the greatest number of residents and employers, while also providing opportunities for economic investment and development in surrounding areas. It is… Read more »

CMT Report to the Community: Loop Trolley Project

Trolley on Track to open in 2017 . . . Join CMT to hear the latest updates on the Loop Trolley Project on Thursday, September 22 at the Regional Arts Commission. Chris Poehler, Loop Trolley TDD District Administrator, and Paul Scott, General Manager of the Loop Trolley, will provide an update on the trolley route, construction, and… Read more »

CMT selects consultant for Placemaking campaign

CMT has selected the Design Lab 443 for the 2016 Placemaking campaign. Design Lab 443 was selected from a pool of 4 proposals – one nonresponsive- the remaining evaluated based on the following established criteria: Qualifications of person/firm conducting the work Proposal Quality Product samples – samples provided and/or on firm website need to be relevant to work being asked to… Read more »

Corridors to be studied for possible MetroLink expansion

In May 2015, St. Louis County Executive Stenger authorized an initial $1 million to study MetroLink expansion in St. Louis County. Last week, he announced the County would be pursuing feasibility studies on three different corridors, some proposed more than 20 years ago. His announcement named three corridors to be studied: the “Daniel Boone” from Clayton… Read more »

CMT & AARP team up to look at placemaking at stations

“A transit station or stop can serve much more than a transportation function; it can be a setting for community interaction, a place that fosters a diversity of activities. Through Placemaking, stations and stops become focal points in a community.” – Project for Public Spaces CMT, AARP in St. Louis and the Arcturis team are beginning work… Read more »

CMT & AARP select team for Environmental Walk Audits of MetroLink Stations

CMT has selected the Arcturis team for the 2016 Environmental Design Audits of MetroLink Stations. Arcturis was selected from a pool of 10 proposals evaluated based on the following established criteria: Qualifications of person/firm conducting the work Proposal Quality Product samples – samples provided and/or on firm website need to be relevant to work being asked to be completed…. Read more »

CMT supports pursuit of further MetroLink study

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) supports the pursuit of furthering MetroLink Expansion. Transit serves as a critical component of the St. Louis region’s transportation system, and MetroLink expansion is a key to providing increased service in the region for current and future riders, jobs and economic development. The MetroLink corridor studies being discussed by our… Read more »

Request for Proposals for launch of Zimride Program

Request for Proposals for Summer Education Campaign on Zimride Federal Project CMAQ-5456-612 Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with the launch of Zimride, a new program being launched in the St. Louis market to navigate the first and last mile of the transit trip. Work products will… Read more »

Look for Metro’s Quarterly Service update on June 13

 Metro regularly monitors and reviews feedback from passengers and operators as part of the organization’s commitment to build a better transit experience for the St. Louis region. Each quarter, Metro uses this feedback, along with other trip data, to update MetroBus routes and schedules to improve on-time performance and MetroLink connections. Please note that due… Read more »

Welcome aboard to CMT’s new Program Assistant

Citizens for Modern Transit has hired Erika Sparks as the new Program Assistant for the organization. Ms. Sparks will be on board full-time June 2, 2016. Ms. Sparks is a graduate of Harris-Stowe State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and is currently pursuing her Masters degree at Webster University.    She has previously worked for a Missouri House… Read more »