CMT to receive 2015 What’s Right with the Region Award from Focus

WRWR2015-DIS-Citizens4ModernTransitOn May 7, 2015, FOCUS St. Louis will honor 20 organizations, individuals, and initiatives that are making a difference in St. Louis at the 18th annual What’s Right with the Region! awards celebration. The honorees were nominated by the public and selected by a panel of community judges for their impact and service to the community. Citizens for Modern Transit will be one of these 20 honorees under the Demonstrating Innovative Solutions category.

“Citizens for Modern Transit strives to think outside the box when it comes to identifying means to increase ridership and demonstrate the value transit has on the region whether individuals utilize the system or not. We are therefore both thrilled and honored to be a 2015 recipient of a What’s Right for the Region award for our efforts associated with the launch of the new Try & Ride Program.  The program is designed to help area residents overcome some of the perceived hurdles associated with using public transit for the workday commute. It helps users navigate the local systems, and ultimately enables them to experience firsthand all that these extremely viable modes have to offer. This effort has helped to introduce more than 1,700 new riders since its inception in the summer of 2014,”  said Kim Cella, executive director of CMT.

For a full list of honorees click here.

CMT will be honored at an awards celebration on May 7 along with all the other honorees.  All in the community are invited to attend the awards celebration.

What:              What’s Right with the Region! Awards Reception and Celebration

When:             Thursday, May 7, 2015 – 5 p.m. Reception; 6:30 p.m. Awards Presentation

Where:            Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108

Cost:               $50 per person; $35 for Young Professionals (under 30)

            Register:         Tickets are on sale now at www.focus-stl.org/WRWR