Posts Categorized: General

Senior Housing development announced near Swansea Station

Senior Housing will be the latest addition to development near MetroLink at the Swansea Station.  Southwestern Illinois Development Authority (SWIDA), in partnership with Bywater Development Group and Bi-State Development (BSD), is announced a new, $10.5 million development that will bring senior apartment living adjacent to the Swansea MetroLink Station in Swansea, Ill. The transit-oriented development… Read more »


Free Program Will Help Students Learn How to Utilize Transit for the Trip to and From Class Since Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) first launched its Try & Ride program in the summer of 2014, the initiative has helped more than 3,800 workday commuters learn how to navigate the St. Louis’ area’s transit system and… Read more »

SLU offers free Metro Passes to residents in SLU Housing

  News from SLU website: Saint Louis University began offering free Metro passes to residents living in SLU housing this semester. The new initiative is the result of ongoing discussion, input and planning by SLU’s transportation services, Student Government Association and Metro. A pilot program with freshman students during the Spring 2016 semester provided some… Read more »

Transit Stops need to be ‘lovable’

CMT welcomed Nidhi Gulati, a fellow for Project for Public Spaces and Program Manager for Emerald Network at Livable Streets Alliance, as the keynote for the 32nd Annual Meeting on September 1.  With a sold out crowd in attendance, Ms. Gulati talked about the importance of making transit stops – bus stops and train stops… Read more »

CMT recognizes champions of transit at annual meeting

This afternoon, CMT hosted its 32nd Annual Meeting, and as part of the special event, the organization celebrated the incredible efforts of the following groups and individuals who are championing transit in the St. Louis area: MetroBus drivers Bryant Goston, Bryan Moore and Richard Hines: On Feb. 5, the drivers were on break when they… Read more »

CMT elects new board members at 32nd Annual Meeting

The Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) membership elected Stephanie Co, special assistant to the President/CEO at Beyond Housing; Renee Ducker, transit advocate and transportation planner; Patricia Hagen, President and Executive Director of the Technology Entrepreneur Center/ T-REX; and Taulby Roach, President of Roach Consulting to three-year terms on the board at CMT’s 32nd Annual Meeting… Read more »

Making the connection to transit – Placemaking in STL

Anthropologists and planners are continuously studying why certain places hold special meaning to people. Conclusions suggest it comes down to the locations having a strong identity, a “sense of place” and character that is felt by residents and visitors. In the St. Louis area locations like The Hill, The Loop and Forest Park hold this… Read more »

CMT kicks off FY17 with events and programming on Transit

September 1 marks the kick-off of Fiscal year 2017 for Citizens for Modern Transit, and we have some great events and programming planned to increase the number of St. Louisans on board with transit and help move transit forward in the region. We are excited to share all of these great events with CMT members and friends. We… Read more »

CMT #TransitForward Happy Hour set for September 15

Are you a Bus or MetroLink rider? Do you care about transit, city planning, community building, the built environment, social justice, environmental issues, people power, or do you just love St Louis? Do you have ideas for improving public transportation in the St Louis metro region? Please join us for our first CMT #TransitForward Happy… Read more »

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 »