Perceptions of Safety Keep Older Adults from Transit

A 2012 study of 772 adults in St. Louis assessed perceptions of the built environment and discovered that adults over 60 are significantly less likely to use public transportation than younger persons for 2 primary reasons: Concerns about pedestrian safety at and around the stations due to speeding traffic Perceived crime on the system These… Read more »

Metro Moving Transit Forward with a New Transit Center in North County

Metro held the groundbreaking on its new Transit Center in North St. Louis County on July 22.  By renovating an old car dealership at 3140 Pershall Road, Ferguson, MO 63136, Metro will be creating a new bus hub for transit commuters in North County and throughout the region.  With an indoor waiting area, restrooms, concessions,… Read more »

Wabash Station Survey Results

CMT and the Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council asked residents what they wanted to see happen at the Historic Wabash Station and the responses had several themes, all with the emphasis of bringing it back to life along with activating the street around the station.  Do you have a preference on the suggestions? Entrance to the MetroLink… Read more »

Final Report of the Central Corridor Feasibility Study Released

CMT Releases the final Central Corridor Feasibility Study Report. The Central Corridor Feasibility Study study was an analysis and feasibility study of transit alternatives in the Central Corridor – defined as the area along the existing MetroLink alignment between the Central West End and Grand stations – near the CORTEX development. For the first time… Read more »

Dump the Pump with CMT’s Try & Ride – What a Great RIDEA!

National Dump the Pump Day encourages people to ride public transportation (instead of driving) and save money. What a great idea! Riding public transit is an economical way to save money, particularly when gas prices are high. The latest American Public Transit Association’s  Transit Savings Report shows that a two person household that downsizes to one… Read more »

Old Pictures from the Wabash Station Needed

As you know, CMT and the Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council are holding a Public Visioning session for the historic Wabash Station on Saturday, June 7 from 8:30 am – 12:00.  RSVP here if you can join us!  AND we hope you could help! We are seeking old photographs from the station when it was in… Read more »

The Economic Impact of Public Transit Investment

APTA announced the release of a new study showing the Economic Impact of Public Transportation Investment run by the Economic Development Research Group.  The report focused on how investment in public transportation affects the economy in terms of employment, wages, and business income.  It updates a 2009 report with the same title. The report shows… Read more »

MO House gives voters opportunity to decide on transportation funding

By a vote of 105 to 43, the Missouri House passed the Senate Substitute for HJR 68, a ¾ percent general sales tax for transportation in Missouri.  This referendum will now go before Missouri voters in November.   Unlike the Missouri gas tax which under the Missouri Constitution requires all funds be spent on roads and… Read more »

CMT Metro Market highlights possibilities around MetroLink infrastructure

          What better way to show potential development in an area than to actually have that development “pop-up” for all to see.  That was just CMT’s idea when it launched the CMT Metro Market at the finish line celebration of CMT’s Great Race on May 8 at the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne MetroLink Station. Dining? Shopping? Entertainment? A… Read more »

CMT Metro Market looking beyond sea of cars to destination development

Dining? Shopping? Entertainment? A Sea of Cars?  What kind of development would you like to see around the St. Louis region’s light rail system? Yes, that is the question Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) will ask the public on May 8 when it hosts  its first-ever Metro Market at the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station from 5… Read more »