CMT releases Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report

HGD-4144 (450x300)CMT hosted its 31st Annual Meeting last Friday, Sept. 11 to a sold out crowd including a keynote presentation by Human Transit author Jarrett Walker.  In addition, CMT released its FY15 Annual Report at the event.

Highlights from CMT’s FY15 included:

  • Award of a $10.3 million TIGER grant to Metro in September to expand light rail with an infill station at CORTEX with the help of the Feasibility study led by CMT in 2014;
  • The release of CMT’s Transit Funding Study findings commissioned last fall with Transportation for America;
  • Public discussions with elected officials and key stakeholders on the next transit priority for the region and funding sources to move that project forward;
  • A record 2,700 St. Louisans giving transit a try for their work commute for the first time through the CMT Try & Ride Program;
  • Record membership levels in the organization topping membership goal by 10 percent;
  • Record levels of participation in events including CMT Great Race and Metro Markets;
  • Successfully secured two new grants – a Missouri CMAQ grant in the amount of  $735,000 and an APTA Local Coalition grant to expand CMT’s work on the Try & Ride Program;
  • New Program Associate Lisa Cagle on board;
  • Opportunity to work with the Economic Inequity and Opportunity working group of the Ferguson Commission;
  • Exceeded all earned media levels in the past year;
  • Celebrated 30th Anniversary of the organization;
  • Introduced new programs to increase transit ridership including the Transit Crush and Metro Markets;
  • Achieved goals outlined in the OneSTL report; and
  • Received a What’s Right with the Region Award in May.

CMT FY15 Annual Report