CMT celebrates 30th year with more programming in 2015

Tomorrow marks the halfway point of CMT’s 30th Anniversary year, and we have loads more to do to move transit forward in the region. We are excited to share all of these great events with CMT members and friends as a part of our 30th Anniversary celebration. We know public transit is the key to bringing… Read more »

CMT teams up with Creating Whole Communities for “Transit’s impact on the neighborhood”

Many neighborhoods in St. Louis are burdened by rising poverty, falling population, and stagnating property values. Can transportation infrastructure like public transit help revitalize these “weak market” communities? Can St. Louis impact its neighborhoods with transit? Join CMT and Creating Whole Communities for a discussion on the possibilities for St. Louis around transit. With the… Read more »

Volunteer as a MetroLink Monitor and help ensure we have the stations we need!

Citizens for Modern Transit has volunteer positions open for MetroLink Monitors at the following stations: Airport Main and East North Hanley Central West End 5th & MO Swansea The MetroLink Monitor Program was established by CMT’s Riders’ Advocate Committee and was charged to monitor the quality and condition of stations along the MetroLink alignment. Volunteers… Read more »

KC Streetcar lessons for the St. Louis transit discussion

CMT hosted a sneak peek of the Kansas City Streetcar project in St. Louis on Jan. 22.  The streetcar project is currently under construction, has millions in development going in along its path, and residents will soon be able to hop on board in early 2016. The 2 mile modern street-running streetcar project is estimated to cost… Read more »

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 »