Posts Categorized: General

CMT announces selection for Transit Crush campaign

CMT has selected Falk Harrison for the 2016 Transit Crush Campaign. Falk Harrison was selected from a pool of 12 proposals, 2 non-responsive, with the remaining 10 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… Read more »

CMT seeks printer estimates for Commuter booklet

Below are printer specs for CMT’s latest project. Please provide a bid by Monday, Nov. 23 at 12 noon via email to kcella@cmt-stl.org if interested. Thank you. Flat size: 12″ x 9″ [1/2 size] Finished size should be: 6″ x 9″ Amount of pages plus cover and back: 16 [6″x9″] double sided Color: CMYK Bleeds: all… Read more »

Funding for transit tops Legislative Priorities List for FY16

Transit funding, regional transit priorities and development top the list of CMT’s legislative priorities for FY16.  Citizens for Modern Transit recently released its FY16 Legislative Priorities.  CMT will be advocating for local, state and federal policies and funding for transit. As is widely publicized, Missouri ranks near the very bottom with regards to state funding… Read more »

Come share your memories of the Wellston Loop

Love transit? Love learning the history of St. Louis neighborhoods built from on our transit lines? Grew up near the Wellston Loop? Don’t miss the Wellston Loop Family Reunion and Exhibit on Saturday,  November 21st from 1-3 P.M.    Come and share stories and pictures about the neighborhood from the past and present. The event will feature a… Read more »

MoDOT names new director

Patrick K. McKenna has been named the new director of the Missouri Department of Transportation by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. The announcement was made today at a press conference following the commission’s monthly meeting. In his role as deputy commissioner, McKenna served as the chief financial, operating and legislative officer for the organization. … Read more »

Kansas City investigating “microtransit”

The Kansas City Star recently reported on some changes made by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (ATA) to their service. In addition to lowering fares on certain routes, ATA has moved forward in exploring what’s being called “microtransit,” a term used for transportation that’s in-between single occupancy vehicles and fixed-route mass transit. ATA is… Read more »

House approves Transportation Bill

Updated 11/6/15 Yesterday, the US House of Representatives passed a 6-year transportation bill, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 . The legislation is a 6-year bill authorizing $325 billion for transportation over that time. The bill will now move to a conference committee. The current extension of MAP-21 expires on November 20th.   There… Read more »

CMT’s TRY & RIDE doubles 2 year goal in 16 months

CMT’s Try & Ride program has been on a fast-track to success since it launched in mid-June of 2014. In a mere 16 months, the transit advocacy organization doubled its two-year goal of helping 1,500 area residents “test drive” MetroLink and MetroBus to experience, first-hand, how easy and advantageous the system can be for the… Read more »

Seniors, Sign-Up with Metro for Reduced Fares

If you’re 65 or older, you’re eligible for half price tickets on Metro by obtaining a Senior Reduced Fare Permit. To make it easier for seniors to obtain their permits, Metro is holding eight registration events at local Schnucks stores in October and November. To register for a pass, or renew an expired passes, you’ll… Read more »

CMT & AARP in St. Louis team up to geocache with transit this fall

CMT and AARP in St. Louis are adding a new dimension to the CMT Ten Toe Express with an opportunity to geocache with your grandchildren.  Electronic treasure hunting with transit is one more way to add to the adventures of the Ten Toe Express. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a… Read more »

MO Governor opportunity to get on board with transit

Investment in transportation is the key to moving Missouri forward. The recent release of the Ferguson Commission Report highlights transportation among the report’s more than three dozen “signature priorities” under the category that addresses economic opportunity. These recommendations provide Missouri and Governor Nixon an opportunity to step up for transit and make a difference in this… Read more »

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 »