Posts By: Kim Cella

MPTA TO HOST 2018 MO TRANSIT CONFERENCE IN COLUMBIA

Local Transit Professionals, Stakeholders, Elected Officials and Interested Citizens Can Register Today  The City of Columbia, which has made huge strides as the first city in the state of Missouri to move towards fleet of electric buses to reduce expenses, will serve as the backdrop for the Missouri Public Transit Association’s 2018 State Conference and… Read more »

Transit included in final MO VW Settlement Plan

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources finalized Missouri’s VW Beneficiary Mitigation Plan in August 2018. The department developed the 10-year plan to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) from mobile sources after a nine month public engagement process to solicit input from interested stakeholders across the state. The plan outlines Missouri’s vision and goals for spending $41… Read more »

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Recent State of Workforce Report Indicates Transportation Access Increasing Barrier

St. Louis Community College recently released its 2018 State of the St. Louis Workforce Report. This year, lack of transportation access was one of the top five barriers according to industry sectors surveyed to expanding employment levels. For a decade, St. Louis Community College and its research partners have tracked the recovery and growth of the region’s… Read more »

25 Years of MetroLink

Twenty-five years ago, the first trains left the platform at Union Station as MetroLink began its inaugural ride in St. Louis, helping to expand our public transportation system. Since then, MetroLink has made its mark on our region and earned a reputation for doing so much more than just connecting riders to their destinations. It… Read more »

LIME TO LAUNCH ELECTRIC SCOOTERS IN ST. LOUIS

Lime, formerly LimeBike, will launch electric scooters in St. Louis TODAY in partnership with the City as part of the company’s dock-free mobility permit.  The Lime-S scooters are the most advanced shared electric scooter model of any mobility company in the country. Lime-S scooters cost $1 to unlock and 15 cents per minute of riding.  “St. Louis has… Read more »

St. Louis Leaders Weigh In on MetroLink as Near 25th Anniversary

MetroLink’s 25th Anniversary is right around the corner on July 31.  From the moment MetroLink hit the rails in 1993, ridership far exceeded forecasted expectations.  Today, St. Louis has 46 miles, 37 stations and one more to open very shortly in Midtown in the heart of the Cortex Innovation Community with an interconnected MetroBus system. Voters… Read more »

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St. Clair County Transit District Responds to Veterans’ Needs in Southern IL

District routes service to newly opened Shiloh Veterans’  Center The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) will now provide service to the newly opened Shiloh Veterans’ Center beginning on July 23.  The #15 MetroBus will be rerouted to accommodate service to the new Veterans’ clinic.  In addition, SCCTD will extend evening MetroLink service in response… Read more »

MetroBikeLink is heading west in 2019

The MetroBikeLink will be expanding westward soon with an estimated opening in 2019.  The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) has partnered with Metro East Park and Recreation District (MERPD) to construct another segment of the trail system along the MetroLink light rail alignment in Illinois.  This proposed section of trail will extend from Memorial… Read more »

St. Clair County Transit District responds to Riders and Expands Service

District underwrites extension of evening MetroLink service The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) will extend evening MetroLink service in response to current riders. MetroLink service will be extended to Shiloh-Scott Station in the evenings instead of truncating service at Fairview Heights. The expanded service will begin on June 23. “We saw an opportunity where… Read more »

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Growing Support for Raising Taxes for Transportation Projects

Researchers from the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) conducted their ninth annual public opinion survey around the question: “What Do Americans Think about Federal Tax Options to Support Transportation?”  Results indicate that a majority of Americans would support higher taxes for transportation under the right circumstances. For example, 72% of respondents supported a gas tax increase… Read more »

Northside Southside MetroLink Study nears completion

After a year and a half of data analysis, study and public feedback from over 60 presentations, meetings and open houses, the Northside-Southside Study team is releasing their recommended first phase project alignment for the City of St. Louis.  The mission of the consulting team was to ensure the best route for Northside-Southside would align with… Read more »

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CMT Elects New Chair of the Board – June Fowler

We are excited to announce June McAllister Fowler of BJC HealthCare has been elected the Chair of the CMT Board of Directors , effective immediately. Fowler succeeds Rose Windmiller of Washington University, who has been a member of CMT’s board for over a decade, serving at the helm since 2014. Windmiller was named to the… Read more »

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MO Governor Appoints former CMT Board Chair to Bi-State Development Board

Governor Parson named former CMT Board President Rose Windmiller to the 10-member Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District board comprised of five Illinois appointees and five Missouri appointees. Windmiller is the associate vice chancellor of government and community relations at Washington University in St. Louis. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science… Read more »

Registration for CMT’s 34th Annual Meeting Now Open

Save the date for CMT’s 34th Annual Meeting on September 7 featuring a keynote from local stakeholders on “Transit Benefits Beyond the Ride.” “Transit, from simple bus stops to light rail stations, can be natural focal points for activity and revitalizing adjacent neighborhoods. Transit benefits go well beyond the ride from point a to point b.  Area… Read more »