Posts By: Kim Cella

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Invest in CMT, Make a Difference, Drive Transit to Success

Stand alongside Citizens for Modern Transit this Fall because Public Transit Matters In addition to serving as the sole means for many to get to work and access needed goods and services, transit plays a key role in fueling local economies.  It attracts business and  industry, sparks development, influences employee mobility, promotes equality and much…. Read more »

SLU President appointed to Bi-State Board of Commissioners

Governor Parson named St. Louis University President Fred Pestello to the 10-member Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District board comprised of five Illinois appointees and five Missouri appointees on Thursday, Oct. 18. Dr. Pestello is the President of Saint Louis University, where he is also a professor of sociology. Dr. Pestello has taught… Read more »


CMT Board supports Prop. D While Calling for Additional Investment in Transit

The Citizens for Modern Transit Board of Directors recently endorsed Proposition D in support of transportation infrastructure funding at its Oct. 11 Board meeting, however, the Board also called on  the Missouri Department of Transportation, the Missouri Transportation and Highway  Commission and the Missouri General Assembly to prioritize transit investment as well.   As the legislature and Governor examine… Read more »


MetroLink Access Pilot Provides Snapshot on Possibilities for MetroLink Security in Future

While the MetroLink Access Pilot only lasted for 26 days, the project provided a snapshot of what could be with regards to access control and opportunities around the MetroLink stations for security measures.  Riders, law enforcement representatives and regional stakeholders weighed in on the increased level of comfort/confidence in the system with the increased attention/presence… Read more »


CMT Board Elects Brandon Flinn to Three-Year Term on Board

  Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) announced the election of Brandon Flinn to its Board of Directors. Flinn was elected by a unanimous vote at the Oct. 11 CMT Board meeting.  Brandon Flinn is the business manager of the Eastern Missouri Laborers District Council (EMLDC).  Flinn has worked in the field  for various road, bridge… Read more »


Don’t Miss Panel Discussion on Transit Security Best Practices on November 16

Sacramento, Portland, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Washington DC talking Security on MetroLink Sponsored by Citizens for Modern Transit, St. Louis Regional Chamber, and East-West Gateway Council of Governments, don’t miss this opportunity to hear from experts from other cities on their Transit Security Programs and their thoughts on security on the St. Louis MetroLink System at… Read more »


Taking Transit? Tell Us Your Thoughts on the MetroLink Access Project

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) teamed up with Metro, East-West Gateway Council of Governments, St. Clair County Transit District, the Organization for Black Struggle and local law enforcement to pilot a MetroLink Access Project designed to help improve fare validation at three highly utilized MetroLink stations.  The project kicked off on Sept. 10 at the Forest… Read more »

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CMT recognizes ‘Champions of Transit’ at 34th Annual Meeting

As part of its 34th Annual Meeting, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) recently celebrated the incredible efforts of several individuals for their exemplary commitment to championing transit in the St. Louis area. During the event, CMT presented awards to City of St. Louis Alderman Terry Kennedy, City of St. Louis Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards,… Read more »

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CMT elects new officers for Fiscal Year 2018

As a part of the 34th Annual Meeting of Citizens for Modern Transit, the following individuals were elected to one year terms on the CMT Executive Committee: Chair June McAllister Fowler   Vice-Chairs Nancy E. Cross James. A. Fredericks Leonard Toenjes     Secretary D’Andre Braddix     Treasurer Hart Nelson   Past Chair Don… Read more »


Organization Also Extends the Appointment of Six Existing Board Members to a Second Term The regional transit advocacy organization, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), announced the election of six new members to its Board of Directors during its 34th Annual Meeting held in downtown St. Louis last week. These individuals include Chris Beard of the… Read more »

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Setting the Stage for FY19 with Transit

Transit plays a key role in providing access and equality, creating jobs, building stronger economies and furthering the vibrancy of neighborhoods. In short, it helps unify a region for growth, and those benefits go well beyond the ride. Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) understands the significance of public transit and has spent more than three… Read more »



Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) and announced it will be teaming up with Metro, East-West Gateway Council of Governments, St. Clair County Transit District, the Organization for Black Struggle and local law enforcement to pilot a MetroLink Access Project designed to help improve fare validation at three highly utilized MetroLink stations. The initiative is among… Read more »