Posts By: Kim Cella

Toast on Transit

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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CITIZENS FOR MODERN TRANSIT ELECTS NEW OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS

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 »

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New Public Safety Team on the Job at Metro Transit

As of September 9, Metro Transit welcomed its new safety team – Stephen M. Berry, Kevin B. Scott, and Vernon L. Summers in their new Public Safety leadership roles. “This new team will provide an exciting, fresh start for the Metro Transit Public Safety team toward fulfilling our commitment to a proactive, collaborative approach to security…. Read more »

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CMT Talking Transit Series Presents Economic Impact of Transit Study Results

Hear from Robert M. Lewis, FAICP, CEcD, who is an independent consultant and assistant professor of Urban Planning & Development at Saint Louis University, on the results of this first-of its-kind study including effect of public transit on the economies of Missouri and the St. Louis metropolitan region. Event Details: When: Oct. 22, 2019 Time: 8 a.m. Registration;… Read more »

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CMT Wraps Up FY19 on High Note with Promise for Transit

TRANSIT: A Promise for Accessibility, Economic Opportunity and Stronger Communities Public transit goes well beyond the ride. It provides accessibility to jobs, education, and healthcare. It promotes social equality. It positions the region for growth. It promises an economic return. Each of these declarations underscores the difference transit is making in our local communities. It’s… Read more »

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And the Bragging Rights Go to . . . . UMSL

After a day of checking in on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, bragging rights for the first-ever College Transit Challenge were awarded to the University of Missouri-St.  Louis! UMSL’s students and staff captured the honor by having  the most participation in the challenge, sharing more online posts and pics highlighting their transit use than any other… Read more »

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St. Louis County Council Moves Bond Refinancing Last Night

The St. Louis County Council perfected legislation last night that would allow the county to sign off on a major bond issue refinancing from the  Cross County MetroLink extension for Bi-State Development that would provide $20 million for new public safety measures on MetroLink. Bi-State will use the $20 million to help pay for security… Read more »