Posts By: Kim Cella

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CARES Act Delivers Vital Lifeline for Transit

Congress crossed the finish line with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which is a vital lifeline for transit with $25 billion in funding for rural and urban areas across the country. “Congress is providing a vital line of support through its $2 trillion stimulus package. Missouri transit agencies are facing massive… Read more »

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Transit is Essential; Contact Congress Today

While we adjust to the dramatic changes to daily life amidst the spread of COVID-19, one thing is unchanged – public transit access remains essential. Local transit agencies, as well as those across the state and nationwide, are working tirelessly to provide as much service as possible during this pandemic, while also focusing on keeping… Read more »


Transit is Essential; Metro Transit Stepping Up During COVID-19

Transit agencies across the country are stepping up to ensure vital service while taking safety precautions for staff and riders alike during the COVID-19 outbreak. Metro Transit in St. Louis is  constantly reviewing and tweaking protocols to do just that.  Metro Transit is delivering vital service for essential employees including healthcare workers, doctors, first responders, and other essential… Read more »


Metro Transit Protocols in Place during COVID-19  

As we continue to move through the ever changing environment surrounding COVID-19, one of Citizens for Modern Transit’s priorities is to ensure riders have the latest information on transit and the current protocols in place. Here is a message from Metro Transit, “We are keeping a close eye on COVID-19 developments and are in communication… Read more »

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… Read more »


CMT Seeking Graphic Designer for Spring Campaign

Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with the campaign for CMT’s Transit: Passport to STL education program to promote ridership on the transit system.  The goal will be to increase ridership on the system over the summer months. Work products will include creation of one transit passport,… Read more »

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Update: As conditions continue to change rapidly right now around the corona virus in St. Louis, we are canceling the community paint event scheduled for this Saturday for the Maplewood MetroBus Stop to ensure the safety of the participants. Thank you for your understanding.     The Maplewood Transit Stop Transformation project is a joint initiative… Read more »

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Be a Voice for Transit Investment

Public transportation serves as a link between people and possibilities. It’s also delivering on a PROMISE to promote equality, job creation, stronger economies and the vibrancy of local neighborhoods. Unfortunately, the lack of state funding over the past several years is negatively impacting transit access. We need your help. Please consider making a difference by voicing… Read more »

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RFP for Public Art Released for Maplewood Transit Stop Transformation Project

The “Transit Stop Transformation Project” is a collaboration between Citizens for Modern Transit and AARP St. Louis with the help of the City of Maplewood, Citizens National Bank and KaBOOM!, working together to activate the space around a Maplewood MetroBus Stop.  This joint initiative, will convert the MetroBus Stop area at the southwest corner of… Read more »


MO Senate Appropriations Hearing Set for Tomorrow; Weigh in on Transit Investment

The Senate Appropriations Committee is holding its first hearing tomorrow, January 15, 2020, in hearing room  SCR2 on HB4.  Citizens for Modern Transit and the Missouri Public Transit Association will be testifying on behalf of increased investment in public transit in Missouri.  Public transit is delivering on its promise to Missouri despite the distinct lack… Read more »

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CMT Elects New Member to Board of Directors

Citizens for Modern Transit today announced it has elected Mark Grossenbacher, professional engineer and St. Charles resident, as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Grossenbacher is the St. Louis Practice Leader of the HNTB Corporation, a nationally recognized transportation/transit engineering design firm headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. He will serve a three-year term…. Read more »


County Council Approves Second Part of Appropriation to Bi-State

After several months of discussions, the St. Louis County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to send the Bi-State Development Agency the remaining one-third of the money it requested for its 2020 annual budget appropriation with passage of Bill 383 and 384 (Ordinances 27,676 and 27,677).  Each year, Bi-State goes through an appropriation process with both the City of… Read more »

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RFP for Public Relations Released for Ridership Programming

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) i is undertaking a two-year education campaign, which will including launch of new programming, partnership collaboration and rider/community engagement.   CMT is seeking a firm to assist with these efforts in planning, executing and promoting these events and messaging items.   The programs would include Social Media marketing; email outreach; promotional events;… Read more »