Posts Categorized: General

CMT opposes legislation for conceal and carry on transit

Various bills have been introduced in the MO House of Representatives and the MO Senate this session which would allow individuals with conceal/carry permits to carry their firearms on public transit buses, vans, trains, and other spaces owned or operated by a public transit provider.  In light of the current ongoing discussion in St. Louis… Read more »

CMT sees success with Regional Commuters ‘Trying and Riding’ Transit

With more than 3,300 individuals signed up for CMT’s Try and Ride Program, we think it’s fair to say that the ridership incentive program has had success beyond our wildest dreams. And even better than the number of people who enrolled in the program because they wanted to try transit for their commute, over 70% of… Read more »

Stenger urging for doubling of County police on MetroLink

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger is urging Metro to accept a proposal to double the number of County Police officers assigned to the MetroLink system. In January, the CMT Board of Directors passed a resolution calling for a doubling of the number of St. Louis County police officers assigned to the MetroLink system. In… Read more »

Metro to host public open house at North County Transit Center

Metro is planning a public open house at its new North County Transit Center on Sunday, March 13 from 1 to 4 p.m., and YOU ARE INVITED! Come help Metro celebrate the completion of the new Transit Center located at 3140 Pershall Road, 63136.  The center is located on the south side of I-270 between… Read more »

Concerned with TRANSIT in MO? Help make the case for transit funding

Are you concerned with transit and transit funding in MO? Citizens for Modern Transit believes now is the time to make the case for transit funding in MO. The facts show investment in transit increases access to jobs, education and healthcare; creates development opportunities; and provides reinvestment in disadvantaged areas of the state. However, Missouri’s… Read more »

CMT announces selection for 2016 Great Race

CMT has selected Leslie Sheets for the 2016 Great Race Campaign. Leslie Sheets was selected from a pool of 8 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. Once the… Read more »

Vote for CMT for the People’s Choice Award

CMT is excited and honored to be a finalist for the St. Louis Regional Chamber’s 2016 Arcus Awards under the new Public Policy category. Awards will be presented on Feb. 25. In addition, this year, the Regional Chamber has added a new category, the People’s Choice Award. This award will be presented to the organization with… Read more »

MISSOURI PUBLIC TRANSIT ASSOCIATION selects new team to lead transit advocacy efforts for the State of Missouri

The Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) today announced the selection of its new executive director – Kimberly Cella of the St. Louis-based transit advocacy organization Citizens for Modern Transit. Cella and her team at Citizens for Modern Transit will partner with Michael G. Winter Consultants to lead efforts on behalf of the statewide transit provider… Read more »

CMT is Crushing on Transit

We have a Crush… a crush on Transit! And we’re calling local transit enthusiasts to help us show our Love for Transit on Feb. 11, 2016! The 2nd Annual Transit Crush event offers daily transit commuters, occasional riders, and transit enthusiasts of all stripes the chance to unite in support of their love for transit – and… Read more »

2016 Legislative session is underway

The 2016 legislative session kicked off on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 with discussions ranging from ethics reform to transportation to flood victim assistance.  Transportation discussions have been underway in earnest for the last several months .  There are several bills that may be of interest to transit supporters across Missouri. Bills of interest to Transit Supporters: The… Read more »

Does transportation impact the livability of our community?

Livability Matters: Transportation Choice and Connections Seminar set for Feb. 4, 2016 at the Embassy Suites in Downtown St. Louis Don’t miss this upcoming morning seminar on livability and transportation choice in the St. Louis Region. Opportunity to hear from AARP’s  Jana Lynott, senior strategic policy advisor from Washington D. C. on the release of … Read more »

Get out & Explore with the CMT Ten Toe Express this Spring

Citizens for Modern Transit will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Ten Toe Express this Spring in St. Louis – linking St. Louisans with their own Ten Toes and Metro to get out and explore – and needs your help. CMT is recruiting new volunteers to help lead Ten Toe Walks for the upcoming 10… Read more »

We have a Crush…

We have a Crush… a crush on Transit! And we’re calling local transit enthusiasts to help us show our Love for Transit! Love will be in the air along the MetroLink alignment on Feb. 11, 2016. The 2nd Annual Transit Crush event offers daily transit commuters, occasional riders, and transit enthusiasts of all stripes the… Read more »

Congress is on verge of passing 5 year transportation bill

Congress is on the cusp of passing a five-year transportation bill, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.  The current extension is up tomorrow, December 4, 2015.  This would be the first long-term transportation bill since 2005. The bill needs final floor votes and the President’s signature, but it is expected to approved in a matter of days…. Read more »