Posts By: Kim Cella

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IL Infrastructure Bill passes with Funding for MetroLink Expansion

Illinois legislators concluded their spring session on Sunday, June 1, by passing a six-year, $45 billion infrastructure bill. Downstate transit agencies like the St. Clair County Transit District were allocated more than $355 million to support their activities including $96 million for a MetroLink Extension from Scott Air Force Base to MidAmerica Airport. The bill is… Read more »

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2019 Legislative Session – Missouri’s Limited Transit Investment Remains Unchanged

Missouri’s investment in transit for 2019 continues to remain the same. The Missouri Legislature just wrapped its 2019 session including its work on the FY 2020 budget. House Bill 4 (HB4) contains $100 million in general revenue for transportation infrastructure funding. It only includes $1,710,875 in State Transportation funds for transit.  Funding from General Revenue for transit… Read more »

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Work. Play. Everyday. Take Transit to Go Your Way.

Headed to the office, school, the zoo or a play? To the dentist, the mall, or a quick getaway? Or, maybe to one of the airports, Belleville or the Central West End? To a concert, a ball game or a night out with friends? Remember … for work or play – you can take transit… Read more »

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COMMUTERS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE TRANSIT DURING JB BRIDGE CLOSURE

Citizens for Modern Transit’s FREE Try & Ride Program Makes it  Easy for First-Time Riders to Navigate the System With the westbound lanes of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge closed for emergency repairs and heavier volume along alternative bridges and routes, Citizens for Modern Transit is encouraging commuters to take public transit. The organization has a FREE… Read more »

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General Assembly Passes Budget with $100 million for Transportation

The Missouri General Assembly wrapped up its work on the FY 2020 budget last week. House Bill 4 (HB4) contains $100 million in general revenue for transportation infrastructure funding. It only includes $1,710,875 in State Transportation funds for transit.  Funding from General Revenue for transit was zeroed out in 2017.  This $1.7 million will be… Read more »

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SCCTD Hosted “Rails, Trails and Art” Event on May 11 in IL

Public Event featured Dedication of New Art Installation Along the MetroBikeLink and a Free Ride Zone on the MetroLink The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD hosted an event in celebration of the new “Rails, Trails and Art” installation featuring ten, vibrant, moving Shtick People Sculptures created by local architect-artist Gary Karasek, which are now… Read more »

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SCCTD to Host “Rails, Trails and Art” Event on May 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. including Free Ride Zone on MetroLink

Public Event to Feature Dedication of New Art Installation Along the MetroBikeLink, a Free Ride Zone on the MetroLink, Interactive Scavenger Hunt and More The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) is hosting an event in celebration of the new “Rails, Trails and Art” installation featuring ten, vibrant, moving Shtick People Sculptures created by local… Read more »

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Bi-State Advertises Security Positions

Bi-State Development recently advertised for three security positions available at the agency.   The recent MetroLink Security Assessment laid out 99 recommendations for safety and security of the system including staffing suggestions and training.   In addition, security is a top priority for Bi-State’s new President/CEO Taulby Roach. The open positions include Director of Security, General Manager of… Read more »

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CITIZENS FOR MODERN TRANSIT COMMISSIONING STUDY TO DETERMINE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF PUBLIC TRANSIT SERVICES IN MISSOURI

Citizens for Modern Transit, in partnership with the Missouri Public Transit Association and AARP St. Louis, today announced it is commissioning a study to help quantify the impact public transportation has on urban, suburban and rural communities statewide. The organizations hope the findings of this six-month Economic Impact of Public Transit Services in the State… Read more »

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CMT Offering Scholarships to 2019 Midwest/SW Transit Conference in KC in September

The 2019 Midwest/SW Transit Conference & Expo is set for Sept. 11-13 in Kansas City, MO at the Intercontinental Hotel. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet with other transit professionals, stakeholders, elected officials, and interested citizens to shape policy, develop networks, and collaborate to share knowledge and create new ideas for transit. The conference will provide a… Read more »

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Strategic Security Plan Opportunity to Get St.  Louis Back on Board with Transit

Commentary, St.  Louis Business Journal, March 29, 2019 Missourians rely on public transit for 62 million rides a year. A safe, reliable public transit system plays a key role in stimulating economic development, attracting and retaining business, establishing healthier, sustainable communities, connecting individuals to job opportunities and furthering equality. Unfortunately, ridership on St. Louis’ public… Read more »

County Council Approves $5M in Transit Funding in Bill 62

Last fall, the County Council withheld $5 Million from the Bi-State appropriation requesting an update on safety/security before the remaining funds would be appropriated. After several meetings with Bi-State CEO Taulby Roach and St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, the council voted 6-1 last night to approve Bill 62. The Council approved the $5 million in… Read more »