Posts By: Kim Cella

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Missouri Businesses Need Transit

Before we know it, the Missouri General Assembly will reconvene for the 2012 Legislative session. Missouri companies have lists of legislative priorities they would like to see this session especially in the current economy. There is, however, one item that should be top priority for any employer and the region: Transit. You may not ride… Read more »

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CMT Elects UMSL Vice- Provost to Board

The Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) Board of Directors unanimously elected Curtis Coonrod with University of Missouri – St. Louis to a three year term on the Citizens for Modern Transit Board of Directors .  Mr. Coonrod is Vice Provost and Dean of Students/Student Affairs at UMSL. “CMT is very lucky to have the addition… Read more »

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City Issues RFP for TOD at CORTEX Site

The St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) has issued and RFP/RFQ for transit oriented development at the CORTEX Site. Starting Date: 11-04-2011 Closing Date: 12-02-2011 Closing Time: 12:00 PM Summary St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) seeks a consulting firm (Consultant) with expertise in transit feasibility studies, connectivity planning, and transit-oriented development (TOD)planning. The objective is to… Read more »

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TOD Can Make Transit Pofitable

That’s right…Profitable.  Sustainable Cities Collective recently posted an article about Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Rail (MTR) and how the system that connects Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, & New Territories not only 100% pays for itself, but is profitable.  So, what’s the secret behind MTR’s success: Transit Oriented Development (TOD).  The Hong Kong MTR Corporation (MTRC)… Read more »

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$1.2 Million Project at UMSL-South MetroLink Station

Construction on a new rail crossover at the UMSL-South MetroLink Station will begin soon.  The $1.2 million project will allow MetroLink trains to switch tracks, to bypass stalled trains or move around construction.  The project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is expected to be completed in early 2013. Source: St…. Read more »

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Community Partnership Project Seminar Series 11/15/11

UMSL’s Community Partnership Project (CPP) presents Creating Whole Communities: If the City Reentering the County is the Solution, What’s the Problem? as part of its CPP Seminar Series. Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 – 3:00p-4:30p J.C. Penney Conference Center, Room 126 University of Missouri-St. Louis One University Boulevard The event is accessible via the UMSL-North MetroLink… Read more »

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Take the City of St. Louis Sustainability Survey

From Catherine Werner, Sustainability Director City of St. Louis The City of St. Louis is undergoing its first comprehensive sustainability planning process and would like to hear from those who live, work or play in the City. The Mayor’s Office has developed a Community Sustainability Survey to help gauge general sustainability viewpoints and priorities for the… Read more »

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APTA Hosts 12th Annual Photo Invitational

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is seeking photos for their 12th annual Photo Invitational. APTA wants photos that depict public transportation’s significance, value and benefits of opportunity, access, freedom, and mobility, which enable everyone in the community to accomplish what is important to them, all the while making communities stronger and more vibrant. The… Read more »

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Step Up for Amtrak

Amtrak and passenger rail are all the buzz today in St. Louis.  Senator Dick Durbin will hold a press conference at 12 noon today at the St. Louis Gateway Station to discuss drastic funding cuts for passenger rail. MoDOT will be holding a public open house this evening at the Kirkwood Train Station to discuss Missourians… Read more »

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Durbin to Hold Press Conference on Amtrak Cuts 10/26

From the Office of Dick Durbin (D-IL)  10/26/2011 ST. LOUIS – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin will hold a news conference to discuss drastic cuts to transportation spending proposed by U.S. House Republicans in their appropriations bill for FY 2012. The House legislation slashes funding for Amtrak by 60 percent and would effectively eliminate all state-supported… Read more »

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Winner! CMT Best Transit Pic Contest – October

For the  fourth month in a row CMT has hosted The Citizens for Modern Best Transit Pic Contest. The winner receives a free monthly Metro pass. This month’s winner was selected by CMT Associate Director: Seth Teel. With all the excitement of the Cardinal’s post season, we couldn’t help but select a photo the illustrates… Read more »

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Missouri State Rail Plan Open House 10/26/2011

Missouri Department of Transportation will be hosting an open house and discussion about the movement of goods and people by freight and passenger rail. The workshop will be held Wednesday 10/26/2011,  5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Amtrak Station (110 Argonne, Kirkwood, MO 63122). MODOT is developing a Statewide Rail Plan that will… Read more »

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URS Hiring Transportation Civil Engineer

Post Date: Oct 11, 2011 Location: St Louis, MO, US Requisition Number: URS60537 Interest Category: Engineering Interest Sub Category: Engineering – Transportation Job Title : Transportation Civil Engineer Employment Category/Status: part-time Type of Position: Temporary Country: U.S. State: Missouri City: St Louis Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or appropriate discipline. Minimum five years… Read more »

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Cella Speaks at Carnahan Press Conference on HR3200

Yesterday Congressman Carnahan held a press conference honoring the filing of HR 3200 – “The Local Flexibility for Transit Assistance Act.”  CMT Executive Director Kimberly Cella joined Carnahan, Linda Dopuch (MCU), and John Nations (Metro) in speaking at the event. Below are her remarks: Good morning, I am Kim Cella, executive Director of Citizens for… Read more »