Posts By: Kim Cella

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TRANSIT ADVISORY WORKING GROUP RELEASES 2018 PROGRESS REPORT, DETAILING WORK ACCOMPLISHED TO FURTHER SAFETY AND SECURITY MEASURES ON METROLINK

The Transit Advisory Working Group (TAWG), which is comprised of twelve organizations from around the bi-state area, today released its 2018 Progress Report. The purpose of the report is to update elected officials, stakeholders and the public on progress being made to improve safety and security on the MetroLink system – an issue that remains… Read more »

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METROLINK POLICE UNIT TO PARTNER WITH UMSL, METRO and CMT TO HOST A “STAY TOASTY ON TRANSIT” EVENT AT THE NORTH HANLEY METROLINK STATION

Early Morning Effort Designed to Help Keep Commuters Warm and Spread Holiday Cheer Transit is a viable transportation option in the St. Louis region, especially in the winter months and during inclement weather. To help keep commuters warm, and spread a little holiday cheer, the MetroLink Police Unit is teaming up with Citizens for Modern… Read more »

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Transit funding tops list of Legislative Priorities in 2019

Transit funding, regional transit priorities and safety top the list of CMT’s legislative priorities for 2019.  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. Investment in public transit throughout Missouri delivers proven economic results, and promotes… Read more »

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Presence & Customer Service key messages from other cities to build confidence back in MetroLink system

  Sacramento, Portland, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Washington DC talked Security on MetroLink Presence, presence, and customer service topped list of recommendations from transit experts to build confidence back in St. Louis Transit system. More than 100 CMT members, transit riders, stakeholders, law enforcement representatives, and community organizations filled the St. Louis Regional Chamber Collaboration Center… Read more »

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Loop Trolley set to open for business this week

The 2.2 mile Loop Trolley, connecting the Delmar and Forest Park MetroLink Stations, is set to begin operation on Friday, Nov. 16 with an official ribbon cutting and soft launch event held on November 15.  The event will celebrate the completion of testing of the trolley cars and the beginning of service. The trolley will run… Read more »

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What is the Future of Transit in St. Louis?

Join Citizens for Modern Transit for an update on the Metro Reimagined Study underway in the region looking at a redesign of the St. Louis transit system to meet the needs of the changing community.  Don’t miss this interactive session and hear from Metro’s Executive Director Jessica Mefford Miller on Phase II of the Plan. The… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »