CMT to Host Commuter Happy Hour Events October 2nd and 23rd.

Wake Up photo2CITIZENS FOR MODERN TRANSIT TO HOST

“COMMUTER HAPPY HOUR” EVENTS OCT. 2 AND 23

Gatherings are Aimed at Reinforcing the Ease of Usability and Benefits of Taking Transit

ST. LOUIS, MO (Sept. 23, 2014) … Transit use is becoming increasingly popular for the work commute, yet some still shy away from taking advantage of the local systems due to the fear of the unknown. To celebrate regular transit users and encourage new riders to give transit a try, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is teaming up with Y98 to host a Commuter Happy Hour event from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Grand MetroLink station, and during the same timeframe on Oct. 23 at the North Hanley MetroLink station.

TonyTransit_blues_300x250_03This free event will feature food and non-alcoholic drinks, games, giveaways and music courtesy of the Y98 Entourage and 105.7 The Point. Those who use transit, bike or walk to work will be able to register for CMT’s Guaranteed Ride Home program, which provides an assured and immediate car ride home in case of an emergency or unexpected change in their schedule. Representatives from CMT will also be on hand promoting the Try & Ride program, designed to help new users learn how to navigate the St. Louis transit systems and enable them to experience firsthand all that these extremely viable modes have to offer.

“While the location of these events makes it easy for existing transit users to stop by and celebrate with us, we want to make sure that those who are curious about transit use make a point to come out too,” commented Kim Cella, executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit. “We understand it can be intimidating to show up at a station and just know what to do if you haven’t done it before. That is why we are here. We can give individuals a quick tour of the station, explain how the red and blue MetroLink lines and MetroBus routes work, showcase how to purchase tickets and more. The systems are easy to use and offer tremendous benefits, you just have to get out and give it a try.”

The Commuter Happy Hour events are free and open to the public. The Grand MetroLink station is located adjacent to Saint Louis University below the Grand viaduct at South Grand and Scott Avenue. The North Hanley MetroLink station is by the North Hanley overpass of Interstate 70.

To learn more, call Citizens for Modern Transit 314-231-7272, visit www.cmt-stl.org, find the organization on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @cmt_stl.

Citizens for Modern Transit is a not-for-profit organization in St. Louis whose mission is to expand the light rail system in order to build more sustainable, accessible communities in the region.

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