CMT honors public & private organizations for advancing transit at 30th Annual Meeting

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) recently recognized several public and private organizations for their efforts to advance the development of new light rail in the St. Louis region. Awards were presented to BJC Healthcare, Washington University, the Cortex Innovation Community and Great Rivers Greenway, along with the City of Pagedale and Beyond Housing, during CMT’s… Read more »

CMT announces 2014 BEst Workplaces for Commuters winners

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is pleased to announce Microgrid Energy and Washington University as the winners of the 2014 Best Workplaces for Commuters competition. These employers were recognized for their outstanding commuter benefits at CMT’s 30th Annual Meeting, held last week at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis, and will receive a one-year… Read more »

TIGER Grant awarded Metro for St. Louis Cortex Station & CWE upgrades

Senator McCaskill’s office just announced that TIGER Grants were approved for capital funding for the St. Louis CORTEX MetroLink station and CWE Station upgrades and MO River Bridge in Washington, MO.  Approximately $10.3 million was awarded to the Cortex project specifically. TIGER funds are highly competitive, federal grant monies for infrastructure projects.  The funds are… Read more »

CMT MetroLink Monitors watch over MetroLink system throughout the year

CMT’s MetroLink Monitor volunteers gathered for their annual meeting  to review their report findings from the year and to discuss Metro operations with Ray Friem, Metro’s Chief Operating Officer. CMT’s MetroLink Monitor having been ‘watching and reviewing’ the St.  Louis light rail system for 12 years.  Volunteers visit MetroLink Stations throughout the region and assess how… Read more »

Moving forward after Amendment 7

Yesterday, Missouri voters had the opportunity to vote on Amendment 7, a three-fourths of one percent increase in Missouri’s sales tax dedicated to the improvement of priority transportation projects in Missouri.  While Amendment 7 may have failed at the polls, it was a historic move on the part of the Missouri legislature. For the first… Read more »

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 »