New APTA Study Released on Public Transit and its impact on economy

A new study commissioned by APTA reveals that public transportation investments can yield a 2-to-1 return for local “innovation districts” defined as communities with a cluster of business incubators, startups and anchor institutions (such as academic or research facilities). Further, public transportation is the catalyst that attracts most knowledge workers to live and work in these high-growth… Read more »

CMT teams up with the MPTA on Transportation Day in Jefferson City

Citizens for Modern Transit and the Missouri Public Transit Association are teaming up with transit providers, stakeholders and interested citizens from across the state in Jefferson City for Transportation Day 2016 on March 16. Register today! Transportation is the key to moving Missouri forward, and there is an opportunity in the 2016 Legislative session to make… Read more »

CMT is seeking a Program Associate to join our team

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is seeking a talented individual to serve as the Program Associate of the organization. CMT, a 1000-member 501(c)3 organization with a 26-member volunteer board, leads the St. Louis region’s education and advocacy efforts for a robust and expanding transit system, especially light rail, with the goal of building livable, sustainable… Read more »

So why does livability matter to a region?

CMT hosted the Livability Matters: Transportation Choice & Connections this Thursday in partnership with AARP in St. Louis, the St. Louis Regional Chamber and East-West Gateway Council of Governments. Why is CMT talking livability? Transportation choices and connections go hand in hand with the livability of a region, and we know a safe, reliable and… Read more »

Did you know this about Missouri’s transportation system?

Transportation is the key to moving Missouri forward, and there is an opportunity in the 2016 Legislative session to make a difference.   Discussions are underway about an increase in the Missouri gas tax for roads and bridges (SB623). Other discussions are going on about General Revenue funds for transportation.     Funding for TOTAL transportation in Missouri including… Read more »

Does transportation impact the livability of our community?

Livability Matters: Transportation Choice and Connections Seminar set for Feb. 4, 2016 at the Embassy Suites in Downtown St. Louis Don’t miss this upcoming morning seminar on livability and transportation choice in the St. Louis Region. Opportunity to hear from AARP’s  Jana Lynott, senior strategic policy advisor from Washington D. C. on the release of … Read more »

Maplewood Approves TOD Project

Last Tuesday, November 24th, the Maplewood City Council approved a project that brings transit-oriented development (TOD) to the Sunnen Station. The project, which has been in the works since 2008, is expected to begin construction early next spring. When finished, the site will include a four-story building with 174 apartments with a mix of single… Read more »

Funding for transit tops Legislative Priorities List for FY16

Transit funding, regional transit priorities and development top the list of CMT’s legislative priorities for FY16.  Citizens for Modern Transit recently released its FY16 Legislative Priorities.  CMT will be advocating for local, state and federal policies and funding for transit. As is widely publicized, Missouri ranks near the very bottom with regards to state funding… Read more »

House approves Transportation Bill

Updated 11/6/15 Yesterday, the US House of Representatives passed a 6-year transportation bill, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 . The legislation is a 6-year bill authorizing $325 billion for transportation over that time. The bill will now move to a conference committee. The current extension of MAP-21 expires on November 20th.   There… Read more »

Consider a special year-end gift for transit in 2015 with CMT

Transit is at a critical juncture in the St. Louis region. The recently released Ferguson Commission Report highlighted the need for transit expansion and funding as a signature priority project. St. Louis County is wrapping up community engagement for the selection of a corridor to take a MetroLink expansion study to the next level. The… Read more »

MO Governor opportunity to get on board with transit

Investment in transportation is the key to moving Missouri forward. The recent release of the Ferguson Commission Report highlights transportation among the report’s more than three dozen “signature priorities” under the category that addresses economic opportunity. These recommendations provide Missouri and Governor Nixon an opportunity to step up for transit and make a difference in this… Read more »

Transportation Summit highlights possibilities for funding

The St. Louis Regional Chamber and the Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce teamed up on a Transportation Summit on September 29.   Much of the discussion throughout the event focused on funding for transportation.  Senator Doug Libla, sponsor of last year’s SB540 to raise the tax on motor fuel by six cents per gallon over… Read more »

Transit included among Ferguson Commission Report’s “Signature Priorities”

The Ferguson Commission released a copy of its nearly 200-page report online this week. Along with focus on law enforcement and court reform, transportation appears among the report’s more than three dozen “signature priorities” under the category that addresses economic opportunity. The Commission’s report proposed 189 calls to action to address inequality and racial disparities… Read more »