A Special Message from Citizens for Modern Transit

 

Since the coronavirus outbreak began, we have been watching with concern and taking the necessary actions to protect the health of our members and ensure the smooth operations of the organization.  We know that your first and most likely 900th thought is not about CMT.  However, our membership is the top of our mind and we wanted to reach out and let you know how we are addressing the current situation.

First and foremost, we hope that you, your family, friends, and colleagues are healthy and well.

As you may have seen, last week, CMT postponed several events with our partners out of safety and concern for our members.   We will continue to monitor the situation and make additional decisions concerning events as we progress. Please know that our work continues behind the scenes during these times.

Missouri Transit Conference with Missouri Public Transit Association

As of right now, we are moving forward with our Missouri Transit Conference, scheduled for Sept. 8-10 in St. Louis.  The health and safety of our members and attendees is our top priority, we will be monitoring the situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and make the necessary decisions regarding the event.

As we get closer to the event, we will work directly with the hotel and local officials to ensure that all measures are being taken to ensure the health and safety of our attendees.  We do hope to see you there.

Your membership matters

As we continue to move through this new paradigm, we will be working to ensure your continued value in CMT and transit.  We will provide updates as often as possible on protocols on the system, event updates, and new opportunities we will be working on over the coming days.  Construction continues on our Maplewood MetroBus Transformation Project, and we will provide updates over social media on that project as well.

We know that the months to come may present all of us with new challenges. We know that in the short run we may see a decline in transit ridership, however, we also know that transit will become even more important as we get back to the jobs of a creating a safe, sustainable, economically prosperous region. Please let us know if you have any questions at any time.

Sincerely,

Kimberly Cella

Executive Director