Posts By: CMT Staff

CMT Team Transit does MetroQuest 2015!

Team Transit represented CMT at St. Louis Public Radio’s 4th annual MetroQuest this past weekend. This is the third consecutive year that Citizens for Modern Transit has sponsored the event. Part scavenger hunt, part pub crawl, and part St. Louis city trivia competition — MetroQuest invites participants to discover new venues and neighborhoods and St…. Read more »

IKEA Not the Only Development Happening in Midtown

  St. Louis’s very own IKEA opens at the end of this month, but that’s not the only exciting development coming to Midtown. The St. Louis Business Journal reports that over the past two years, the area within a 2-mile radius of the new Swedish mega-store has seen over $500 million worth of development. That number… Read more »

Transit included among Ferguson Commission Report’s “Signature Priorities”

The Ferguson Commission released a copy of its nearly 200-page report online this week. Along with focus on law enforcement and court reform, transportation appears among the report’s more than three dozen “signature priorities” under the category that addresses economic opportunity. The Commission’s report proposed 189 calls to action to address inequality and racial disparities… Read more »

Transit innovator Jarrett Walker to keynote CMT Annual Meeting

Jarrett Walker, internationally known innovator in public transit network design and policy, will keynote Citizens for Modern Transit’s Annual Meeting this year on Friday, September 11, 2015. In his keynote talk, entitled “Abundant Access: Public Transit as an Instrument of Freedom,” Mr. Walker will share from his over 20 years of experience as a consultant in… Read more »

One MetroLink Monitor opportunity left – write today!

Citizens for Modern Transit has one MetroLink Monitor opportunity left and we hope you’ll volunteer today! CMT is currently looking for a volunteer to check on the Clayton station.  If you take MetroLink regularly or live or work in the area, this would be a perfect opportunity to get involved in transit improvement efforts in… Read more »

Mark your calendars for Give STL day on May 5, 2015!

CMT is proud to participate in Give STL day again in 2015! On Tuesday, May 5, St. Louis residents, or donors in general can be part of Give STL Day by donating to their favorite non profits in St. Louis. The 24 hours of giving is sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation which… Read more »

Metro Service Changes Scheduled for March 16

Responding to customer and operator feedback, Metro has announced its spring service changes, many of which will make route connections better for passengers. Metro provided the following details of the service changes, which will be effective Monday, March 16: #11 Chippewa: The weekday eastbound trip at 6:02 p.m. from the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Station will… Read more »

CMT 2015 Ten Toe Express Kick-Off Walk SOLD OUT!

The CMT & AARP St. Louis Ten Toe Express kick-off walk on April 2, 2015 has sold out. Ten Toe registrations are going strong and the kick-off walk has reached capacity.  On April 2, the group will be walking to the 6 North Apartment Building to learn about Universal Design.  This walk was developed in… Read more »

CMT Issues an RFP for Website updates

Citizens for Modern Transit request for proposal on Try & Ride Web Development work Transit Rider Improvement Program Federal Project Number CMAQ-5456(611); TIP# 5831-13 Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a consultant to make CMT’s Try & Ride program pages on the CMT website more visually appealing, graphic, interactive, easy to find and use. … Read more »

City of St. Louis Revises the City’s Complete Streets Policy

February 25, 2015:  Building on a complete streets ordinance signed in 2010, Mayor Francis Slay signed a revision to the policy that aims to improve planning, design, and maintenance of transportation, road, sidewalk, and trail networks.  The new policy will involve more City agencies and a range of specialties so that streets are designed, built,… Read more »

CMT announces new Ten Toe Walking Group – AARP Breakfast Bunch

CMT is excited about the new Ten Toe Express Walking group  – the AARP Breakfast Bunch that will meet on Saturday mornings thanks to AARP St. Louis!  This group will meet at the Shrewsbury MetroLink station (7201 Lansdowne Ave; St. Louis, MO 63119)  at 8:49 am on most Saturday mornings.  Their first walk will be on Saturday, April… Read more »

New CEO of Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Announced

On February 18, 2015, Joe Reardon was selected to be the next President & CEO of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA).  Mr. Reardon currently works in a Kansas City-based law firm and will begin his term at KCATA in March. Mr. Reardon is the former Mayor/CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas… Read more »

Rauner considering a cut to Amtrak funding

February 19, 2015:  Illinois Governor Rauner unveiled a spending plan yesterday that would cut train service levels across the state of Illinois.  The plan suggests a $16 million cut to the current $42 million subsidy which would result in a reduction in the number of trains running between Chicago and St. Louis and Chicago and… Read more »