Posts By: Kim Cella

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Public Private Partnership Funds Upcoming Improvements to CWE MetroLink Station

A new project scheduled to begin next week will bring major improvements to the busiest station on the MetroLink light rail system, the Central West End MetroLink Station. The $7.5 million enhancements are being funded by Washington University School of Medicine and BJC HealthCare, in partnership with Metro Transit. The goal is to relieve congestion… Read more »

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Transit Funding tops list of CMT’s 2020 Policy Agenda

Transit funding, regional transit priorities and safety top the list of CMT’s Policy Agenda for 2020.  Citizens for Modern Transit recently released its FY19 Legislative Priorities. The economic future of the State of Missouri is tied directly to our commitment to funding of the State’s infrastructure.  Public transit serves every county in Missouri – both rural and urban, and the… Read more »

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CITIZENS FOR MODERN TRANSIT TO UPDATE COMMUNITY ON TRANSIT SECURITY EFFORTS

Talking Transit Event to Feature an Update on Phase II of the MetroLink Security Assessment and a Panel Discussion with Metro Transit’s New Public Safety Leadership Team Transit safety is a top regional priority, and leadership continues to take a very active role in addressing challenges, making changes and helping the community regain confidence in… Read more »

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RFP for Public Relations Released for Ridership Programming

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) in partnership with St. Clair County Transit District 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… Read more »

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CMT Releases RFP for Graphic Design

Request for Proposals for Graphic Design to Citizens for Modern Transit for the Ten Toe Express® Program Federal Project CMAQ – 5456(615) Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with the campaign for CMT’s Ten Toe Express® Program to promote ridership on the transit system.  The goal will… Read more »

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Transit Delivers More Than $3 Billion in MO According to 2019 Impact Study

Citizens for Modern Transit reported the findings of a six-month study designed to quantify the economic impact of public transit services in the state of Missouri to area leaders today at its quarterly “Talking Transit “ event held at the St. Louis Regional Chamber Collaboration Center. Highlights, including the fact that the direct and indirect… Read more »

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Coat Donations Needed for Toasty on Transit Pop-up Coat Exchange

To help commuters stay toasty on transit this winter, Citizens for Modern Transit, Metro Transit, AARP in St. Louis, the Bureau of Transit Police, St. Clair County Transit District and UMSL are teaming up to host a Pop-up Coat Exchange. There will be coat racks at the Belleville and North Hanley MetroLink stations from Dec…. Read more »

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County Council Approves Partial Bi-State 2020 Appropriation

After several months of discussions, the St. Louis County Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to send the Bi-State Development Agency about two-thirds of the money it requested for its 2020 annual budget appropriation.  Each year, Bi-State goes through an appropriation process with both the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County.   This year’s appropriation request… Read more »