Posts By: Kim Cella

County Council Approves $5M in Transit Funding in Bill 62

Last fall, the County Council withheld $5 Million from the Bi-State appropriation requesting an update on safety/security before the remaining funds would be appropriated. After several meetings with Bi-State CEO Taulby Roach and St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, the council voted 6-1 last night to approve Bill 62. The Council approved the $5 million in… Read more »

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CARDINALS FANS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE TRANSIT TO CARDINAL’S GAMES

As thousands of Redbird fans get ready to flock the streets of downtown St. Louis in celebration of the start of baseball season, Citizens for Modern Transit, Metro Transit, the MetroLink Police Unit, St. Clair County Transit District and University of Missouri – St. Louis are teaming up to reinforce the advantages of public transit… Read more »

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County Council Advances Transit Funding in Bill 62

Last fall, the County Council withheld $5 Million from the Bi-State appropriation requesting an update on safety/security before the remaining funds would be appropriated. After several meetings with Bi-State CEO Taulby Roach and St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, the council voted 7-0 last night to advance Bill 62 to a final vote next week… Read more »

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CMT members urged to reach out to County Council members on Bill 62

Last fall, the County Council withheld $5 Million from the Bi-State appropriation requesting an update on safety/security before the remaining funds would be appropriated. Significant actions have been taken to improve the security of the Metro Transit system over the last two months, and with the release of the recent MetroLink Security System-wide Assessment, more… Read more »

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CITIZENS FOR MODERN TRANSIT ELECTS HINDERLITER TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) announced the election of Charles Hinderliter, Director of Government Affairs for St. Louis REALTORS® and resident of St. Louis County, to its Board of Directors. He will serve a three year-term. Prior to taking on his current position with St. Louis REALTORS®, Hinderliter worked at the St. Louis Regional Chamber… Read more »

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Senate moves Conceal/Carry Bill on Transit Forward

The Senate Transportation Committee voted out SB39 yesterday which would allow conceal carry on transit vehicles in Missouri. It has been placed on the Senate Perfection Calendar.  It is the 4th bill on that calendar so it’s possible the Senate could get to the bill very quickly.  CMT urges you to reach out to the senators who represent… Read more »

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CITIZENS FOR MODERN TRANSIT HONORED FOR 25 YEARS OF FURTHERING PUBLIC TRANSIT IN REGION

Public transit in the St. Louis region plays a key role in providing access and equality, creating jobs, building stronger economies and furthering the vibrancy of local neighborhoods. The strength of the local system is a result of the unwavering commitment of many local leaders, businesses and organizations – including Kimberly Cella, executive director of… Read more »

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SLU’s Pestello Confirmed 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 in October 2018. Today, the Missouri Senate confirmed this appointment to the Bi-State Board of Commissioners. Dr. Pestello is the President of Saint Louis University,… Read more »

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CMT, Transit Agencies Oppose SB39 – Conceal & Carry on Transit

The Senate Transportation Committee heard testimony  yesterday on Senate Bill 39 (SB39)  sponsored by Senator Bob Onder.   SB39 would allow conceal carry on transit vehicles. Various bills were introduced in the MO House of Representatives and the MO Senate this session which would allow individuals with conceal/carry permits to carry their firearms on public transit buses, vans,… Read more »

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Infrastructure Tops the List of Priorities for 2019 Legislative Session

Missouri Governor Mike Parson made his State of the State address on Wednesday. As expected Governor Parson stressed workforce development and infrastructure in his State of the State address. This included his support for increased broadband coverage, $75 million in increased funding for workforce development programs and an infrastructure plan for transportation funded by budget… Read more »

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Spring Ten Toe Express Registration Now Open; Get on Board Today

Created to inspire St. Louis area older adults, as well as any other interested individuals, to see how easy it is to integrate walking with public transit use to get around town, the CMT Ten Toe Express Walk Program also promotes the health and well-being benefits of transit commuting. The 2019  Spring Session kicks off on Wednesday, April… Read more »

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Transportation Bills Filed as 2019 Legislative Session Gets Underway

The Missouri 2019 Legislative Session kicked off last week in Jefferson City, Missouri.  There have been several transportation funding bills already introduced: SB 190 – Onder – Requires a portion of sales and use tax revenue to be deposited into the State Road Fund SB 201 – Romine – Replaces the current motor vehicle registration fee system… Read more »