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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 »

CMT releases findings from Transit Funding Study

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) today released the results of its six-month Transit Funding Study conducted by Transportation for America. The findings, which were shared this morning at an event held in conjunction with the transit advocacy organization’s 30th anniversary, reinforced that major light rail expansion could be a reality for the St. Louis area… Read more »

CMT Ten Toe is ready to go on ten toes, transit and trails this Fall

The Citizens for Modern Transit Fall Ten Toe Express will kick off on September 1, 2015 with a walk highlighting transit and trails in the St. Louis region in partnership with Great Rivers Greenway. Registration is now underway. New Registrants You can register online or in-person at one of our registration events before the start… Read more »

CMT Transit Alliance weighs in on County’s MetroLink corridor study

The CMT Transit Alliance, representing a diverse group of organizations in the region, had the opportunity to weigh in with St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and his staff on the selection process for the future light rail corridor study in St. Louis County this week.   St. Louis County requested the opportunity to work with… Read more »

Transit innovator Jarrett Walker to keynote CMT Annual Meeting

Jarrett Walker, internationally known innovator in public transit network design and policy, will keynote Citizens for Modern Transit’s Annual Meeting this year on Friday, September 11, 2015. In his keynote talk, entitled “Abundant Access: Public Transit as an Instrument of Freedom,” Mr. Walker will share from his over 20 years of experience as a consultant in… Read more »

IL Governor announces 40% reduction in AMTRAK funding

IL Governor Rauner has announced a 40% reduction in Amtrak funding to begin July 1 which will have a drastic impact on service between St. Louis and Chicago and beyond.  At least half of Illinois-funded downstate trains will be discontinued if implemented. Illinois contracts with Amtrak to operate eight daily round-trip linking Chicago and three… Read more »

CMT Try & Ride program exceeds all goals at 1 year mark

The CMT Try & Ride program continues to exceed all goals set for the program in attracting new riders to the transit system in St. Louis.  The program kicked off on June 14, 2014 with the help of local media personalities Todd Morgan from KHITS and Paul Cook from Y98 talking about their experiences as… Read more »

Great adventures await this summer with Transit & Trails in St. Louis

Start exploring with your own ten toes, Metro and greenways Connect MetroBus  and MetroLink to the Great River Greenway system to some exciting destinations this summer. Now is the time to start your adventure. . . St. Louis has some of the best transit to trail connections thanks to Great Rivers Greenway and Metro.   Get… Read more »

Join CMT & the Regional Chamber on a Conversation on Transit Funding

There are several significant transit expansion and service innovation proposals that have received extensive review and already enjoy substantial support in the St. Louis region.  Leading examples include the Northside/Southside light rail project, Bus Rapid Transit service, and the St. Louis Streetcar initiative.   An overall lack of funding, however, has prevented any of these (and… Read more »