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CMT leads efforts for an integrated, affordable, and convenient public transportation system with light rail expansion as the critical component that will drive economic growth to improve quality of life in the St. Louis region.

Transit Stop Transformation

Belleville Transit Center is Next to Be Transformed

Citizens for Modern Transit and AARP in St. Louis are excited to announce that St. Clair County Transit District’s Board has committed $60,000 to help transform the Belleville Transit Center, located at 800 Scheel Street in Belleville, Ill, into a vibrant and engaging space. Partners are working to form the project team and look forward to providing an update on next steps as details are confirmed.

From the Blog

Transportation Costs on the Rise; Time to Give Transit a Try?

Transportation costs across the country have risen due to COVID-19’s effect on gas prices and supply issues for automotive manufacturers. Data from the Consumer Price Index, a common measure of inflation, revealed the extent of the pandemic’s effects on household transportation spending. The nation’s average spending on transportation is 16.8% of total household spending – and, the St. Louis region has not been spared, coming in with the sixth-highest transportation costs in the country, at 17.2% of total annual household spending, according to a report from car buying service CoPilot.

From the Blog

Metro Transit Adds More Off-Duty Police Law Enforcement Officers to Help Police MetroLink System

Metro Transit has signed two new Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the St. Louis County Police Department and the Normandy Police Department to utilize off-duty police officers to assist with MetroLink patrols. The secondary police officers from the two departments will bolster the ongoing regional effort to improve safety and security on the Metro Transit system which serves the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County in Missouri and St. Clair County in Illinois.

Transit Drives the Economy

Fact #1

Four in five Americans believe that increased investment in public transportation strengthens the economy, creates jobs, reduces traffic congestion and air pollution and saves energy.


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