Posts By: Kim Cella


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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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Bi-State Development Recognizes CMT for 35 years of Transit Advocacy

Bi-State Development recognized Citizens for Modern Transit at their September Board meeting for 35 years of transit advocacy in the region.   CMT Board Chair June McAllister Fowler and Executive Director Kimberly Cella were on hand to receive the award from Bi-State CEO and President Taulby Roach and Bi-State Board Chair Mike Buehlhorn. “We are honored… Read more »


RFQ Released for Design Collaborator for Maplewood MetroBus Project

Citizens for Modern Transit, the regional transit advocacy organization, and AARP St. Louis are working to activate the space around a Maplewood MetroBus Stop at the corner of Marshall and Manchester with the help of the City of Maplewood, Citizens National Bank and KaBOOM!, a nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C., that helps communities build playgrounds… Read more »



The region’s transit advocacy organization, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), elected several new officers and members to its Board of Directors during the organization’s 35th Annual Meeting held in downtown St. Louis. Hart Nelson, associate vice chancellor of workforce solutions at St. Louis Community College, and Sheila Holm, associate state director for community outreach for… Read more »