Posts Categorized: General

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 »

CMT receives APTA Local Transit Coalition Grant

Citizens for Modern Transit is excited to announce it is a recipient of a grant under the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Local Transit Coalition Grant Program. The grant will allow CMT to focus on creating statewide messages based on the results of the CMT commissioned Transit Funding Study. “Grassroots transit organizations can be the catalyst for positive changes… Read more »

Hundreds participate in CMT Fall Ten Toe Express

CMT’s Ten Toe Express hit some high notes this fall with high participation, increased participation in walking groups, number of special walks and much more. We had 325 seniors sign up for the program, with 78 percent coming from Missouri and 22 percent from Illinois. The largest number of participants enjoyed the walk to the north… Read more »

Maplewood Approves TOD Project

Last Tuesday, November 24th, the Maplewood City Council approved a project that brings transit-oriented development (TOD) to the Sunnen Station. The project, which has been in the works since 2008, is expected to begin construction early next spring. When finished, the site will include a four-story building with 174 apartments with a mix of single… Read more »

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 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 »