Posts By: Kim Cella

CMT advocates for multi-faceted security improvements to ensure riders a safe, secure trip

As the regional transit advocacy organization representing more than 20,000 constituents, including riders, major employers, academic institutions, labor and community organizations, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is, and will continue to be, committed to advocating for a safe, secure, high-quality transit system for current and future riders in the St. Louis region. Ridership on public… Read more »

HCR47 passes House and Senate while Transit Funding sustains cuts in Budget

After approximately an hour and 45 minutes of debate on the floor of the Senate today, HCR 47 was passed without amendment by a vote of 33-0. This bill sponsored by Rep. Kevin Corlew calls for the formation of a task force to look at Missouri’s Transportation System and funding.  The resolution now goes into effect, no Governor’s… Read more »

Top Executive of Transit Center to keynote CMT Annual Meeting

Head of New  York’s Transit Center to keynote CMT Annual Meeting on September 13.   David Bragdon,  Executive Director of Transit Center.  Transit Center is a foundation that supports advocacy, research and leadership development for transportation reform across the U.S. Though diverse in perspective, the Transit Center staff is united in the belief that the greatest challenges… Read more »

Elected officials, Bi-State and law enforcement agree to framework for improved MetroLink safety

Press release St. Louis County Elected officials and law enforcement leadership from the three jurisdictions that fund Bi-State Development met today with Bi-State Development President and CEO John Nations and three Bi-State Development Board members, reaching unanimous agreement on a plan designed to improve MetroLink security.  The plan focuses on a unified law enforcement command… Read more »

St. Clair County tripling the number of officers on the MetroLink system

St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern announced in early April that he committed additional resources to increase the number of St. Clair County Sheriff patrols on MetroLink. In addition, he pledged to work for a longer-term, regional  security plan for the system. This week, St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson announced they will triple the number… Read more »

ULI provides recommendations for area around North Hanley MetroLink

A new report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) St. Louis provides recommendations for development opportunities around the intersection of North Hanley and University Place Drive in North St. Louis County. Working with University Square Community Development Corporation, University Missouri- St. Louis, Bi-State Development, and Geiger Real Estate, Inc./Geiger-Hanley LLC, ULI St. Louis completed a Technical… Read more »

Pop-Up Metro Market opportunity to see possibilities around STL transit

Pop-up Metro Market | Historic Wabash Station | 6005 Delmar Blvd. |JUNE 14 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Citizens for Modern Transit and AARP St. Louis  announced plans for a pop-up Metro Market to be held on Wednesday, June 14 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Wabash Station in The Loop located at 6005 Delmar Blvd…. Read more »

County selected consultant for MetroLink Study

The team led by WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff was selected as the consultant for the Metrolink Preliminary Conceptual Study in St. Louis County. St. Louis County is in the process of initiating the scope and fee negotiation process with the consultant. The County’s goal is to be underway with the study by July 1st. The team consists of :… Read more »

Great Race 2017 postponed due to weather

THE 2017 GREAT RACE HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER AND FLOODING IMPACTING MANY OF OUR VENDORS. THE NEW DATE IS JUNE 14, 2017. The date is set, the teams are selected and St. Louis media is on board to help promote some of the most viable transportation options offered in the region throughthis year’s… Read more »

New routes for the Forest Park Trolley

This year there will now be two Forest Park Trolleys to help you get around our city’s crown jewel quicker and easier. Starting on April 15, 2017, riders will be able to travel on the Blue Route and the Green Route to visit the various attractions located throughout Forest Park. The Blue Route will make… Read more »

Metro Launches New Tool Offering 24/7 Transit Information

These days, we have access to a wealth of knowledge through our smartphones. Any question we have can be answered with just a quick search, but for those of us without smartphones, getting the information we need when away from home can be more difficult. For example, without a smartphone you aren’t able to access… Read more »

MetroLink Safety top priority

CMT Opinion Piece Transit is a critical component of the St. Louis region’s transportation system. Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), the region’s transit advocacy organization representing transit riders, major employers, academic institutions, labor unions, healthcare and civic organizations, is committed to helping ensure current and future users have a safe and secure transit system. Recent,… Read more »

St. Clair County increases Sheriff Security Patrols on MetroLink

St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern announced today that he has committed additional resources to increase the number of St. Clair County Sheriff patrols on MetroLink. In addition, he pledged to work for a longer-term, regional  security plan for the system. “Unfortunately, recent events have exacerbated what has been a deteriorating security condition on… Read more »

Zimride blazes new trails with National Park Foundation

Zimride by Enterprise, a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, is launching a promotion to support the National Park Foundation and its recreational, educational and service programs, including Active Trails. The Active Trails program advocates healthy lifestyles while simultaneously protecting and enhancing precious land and water trail resources. Zimride by Enterprise is a secure new ride-sharing platform… Read more »

City voters stand beyond transit and economic development with passage of Prop. 1

More than 60 percent of voters in St. Louis City cast their support for Proposition 1 on April 4 for MetroLink expansion and economic development.  The proposition will facilitate a half-cent sales tax increase in the city for “economic development purposes,” including a Northside-Southside MetroLink, neighborhood revitalization, workforce development, public safety, and upgrades to the… Read more »