Transit on the move in 2014 – A year in review

As we wrap up 2014 at Citizens for Modern Transit, we can’t help but highlight some of the transit successes this year. While there was no groundbreaking or construction, transit is on the move nationally and in the St. Louis region.   Nationally, more than $81.5 billion in projects were planned or under construction including Bus Rapid Transit… Read more »

Letter from CMT Executive Director

December 12, 2014 Dear CMT members and friends, The end of 2014 is fast approaching.  If transit is on your wish list for 2015, please consider a  special, tax-deductible year-end gift to CMT this year.  You can make a gift online. To give you a sense of your return on investment, here our some of… Read more »

Wabash Station key to larger development moving forward?

Communities across the country are realizing the benefits of Transit Oriented Development’s ability to create livable, walkable communities.  Citizens for Modern Transit and the Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council partnered through a grant from Rise St. Louis to focus on the Wabash Station as a potential gateway to transit in the St. Louis region. The Wabash… Read more »

Join CMT for TOD in the Loop at United Provisions

CMT invites you to join us for a special Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in the Loop Event at United Provisions on Thursday, December 18, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  Tickets will be complimentary for CMT members and $15 for non members.  United Provisions is located at 6241 Delmar Blvd, St Louis, MO 63130. Take the Train… Read more »

CMT in the News last week

CMT received significant media coverage on the transit funding study and the CMT Try & Ride Program last week .  With growing interest in public transportation, we know good things are in store for the region and CMT is honored to be working with you to take transit to the next level in St. Louis…. Read more »

CMT recieves OLGA AWARD at East West Gateway Annual Meeting

CMT was honored with an Outstanding Local Government Achievement (OLGA) Award from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments on November 14.   CMT Board Vice-Chair Nancy Cross stood with representatives from Cortex, the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the Board of Alderman, Metro, and St. Louis City to accept the East West Gateway OLGA Award for exemplary public/private or public/non-profit… Read more »

CMT commissions study to look at funding mechanisms for transit in the region

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) today announced it has commissioned a study of potential funding strategies designed to support public transit in the St. Louis region. The organization will partner with Transportation for America to conduct the six-month study which will aim to assess current fiscal capacity for transit expansion and operation, analyze the best… Read more »

Making the case for transit & transit funding

Citizens for Modern Transit’s Case for Transit & Transit Funding (download this Q&A here.) How much are St. Louisans spending on transportation? The average household in St. Louis currently spends almost 20 percent of its budget on transportation, obscuring the fact that this region is an affordable place to live. According to the Location Affordability… Read more »

Upcoming Summit: Changing Healthcare Landscape: Implications for Community, School, Business, and Providers Summit

CMT is pleased to be a part of the St. Clair County Complete Streets steering committee in partnership with Get Up and Go and the St. Clair County Health Department, and invite you to their upcoming summit called, “The Changing Healthcare Landscape: Implications for Community, School, Business, and Providers.” The conference, planned for Friday, November 14 from… Read more »

Retirement planning must include transportation component

The New York Times ran a recent story about the importance of considering transportation needs when you are planning for retirement. The story highlights Roland Dion, an 81 year old retired marriage and family therapist, and his wife who live on the eastern edge of San Diego where cars reign supreme.  Everything the Dions do… Read more »

Exciting New Perk for CMT members

There are many reasons to join CMT as a member, but CMT and Enterprise CarShare have negotiated an exciting new deal for CMT members that we are pleased to announce today! CMT members will now be able to take advantage of $25 off their first year of Enterprise CarShare membership!  Over the last several years,… Read more »

Consider a special year-end gift for transit in 2014 with CMT

Transit is on the move in St. Louis, have you heard? A new MetroLink Station will be added to our system within the next several years, more and more St. Louisans are giving transit a try, and new ideas are on the table for improving the transit system in the region. Thanks to Citizens for… Read more »

City of Clayton’s TOD overlay helps entice new high rise development near transit

With the creation of Clayton’s Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Overlay Districts around the Clayton Ave. and Forsyth MetroLink Stations, the City has paved the way for mixed-use development which takes into account the benefits of transit. The latest development, The Crossing, situated within Clayton’s master plan’s “Central Station District” has taken advantage of this positive… Read more »

Transportation engineering is a craft, building places is a human endeavor – Chuck Marohn, Strong Towns

“Transportation engineering is a craft, building places is a human endeavor,” said Strong Towns President and Co-founder Chuck Marohn at CMT’s“Transportation in the Next American City” Breakfast on Oct. 9.    With more than 100 CMT members and friends in the room, Marohn detailed the misconceived assumptions about transportation infrastructure that have existed for decades and how… Read more »