Posts By: Kim Cella

Public Transit is a Lifeline for Many

Public transit goes beyond simply providing transportation services – It serves as a lifeline. For some, it’s the sole means by which they can get to work, school and doctor appointments, as well as gain access to shopping, services and entertainment. Public transit systems here, and throughout the state, need to be expanded to cover… Read more »


Take Transit to Visit Art on the Square in Belleville!

Art on the Square is a juried fine art show located in beautiful downtown Belleville, Illinois. Now in their 17th year, Art on the Square is held annually the weekend after Mother’s Day.  The celebration features the original work of over 100 accomplished international artists, musical and stage performances as well as local food and… Read more »

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Mobile Farmer’s Market Coming to Rock Road MetroLink Station

The mobile farmer’s market, MetroMarket Bus, is headed to the Rock Road MetroLink Station this summer to offer fresh produces to transit riders.   Beyond Housing in collaboration with Bi-State Development is providing MetroMarket bus service at the Rock Road MetroLink station on Thursday evenings from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM from June 7th-July 19th. The MetroMarket… Read more »


Lights, Camera, Engagement! DART’s Secret to a Safer System.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) riders are consistently reporting feeling safe when riding the system.  An agency survey reports that 77% of respondents in an online panel feel safe on DART.  Riders regularly site DART’s sense of security as a contributing factor to choosing public transit.  Additional DART is increasing its police presence, expanding deployment of security cameras,… Read more »

Weigh in with your thoughts on transportation priorities for STL region

East-West Gateway is updating the long-range transportation plan for the St. Louis region, and they need your help. Take the survey to tell them about your needs and priorities for the region’s transportation system and how you see technology changing the way we travel.  CMT hopes transit  users will weigh in on the importance of transit to… Read more »

CMT seeking intern to join the team

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is seeking an intern for the Summer and/or Fall 2018. CMT offers paid internship positions every spring, summer and fall, allowing students and recent graduates the opportunity to work closely with our team and gain insight into the public transit arena in addition to nonprofit management, administration, advocacy and fundraising. CMT… Read more »

Team Up with Tommy & Transit for a FREE ride

Citizens for Modern Transit is teaming up with Outfielder Tommy Pham to encourage area residents to take transit. The advertising campaign reinforces that MetroLink and MetroBus are great transportation options for home games and the work commute. This summer submit a photo of yourself on transit with one of Tommy’s ads along the system, and… Read more »


CMT Teams Up with Outfielder Tommy Pham for Season-Long Transit Campaign

Citizens for Modern Transit today announced it is teaming up with Outfielder Tommy Pham to encourage area residents to take transit. The advertising campaign reinforces that MetroLink and MetroBus are great transportation options for home games and the work commute. Pham is a big supporter of transit and utlizes it when he is in town… Read more »

CMT releases RFP for Mobile App Creation

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is requesting the services of a mobile app developer for assistance with its new grant to build ridership on the system. CMT is undertaking a two-year education campaign, which will include a safety and security campaign including a demonstration project, partnership collaboration and rider/community engagement. In addition, the program will… Read more »

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MetroLink to Operate on a New Track Starting April 30

Bi-State Development announced that construction of a new section of rail for the Cortex MetroLink Station project has been completed, and MetroLink will begin operating on this new track starting on Monday, April 30. A new section of rail has been installed north of the existing MetroLink tracks between Sarah Street and Boyle Avenue. This… Read more »


The Forest Park Trolley Returns with Free Rides on Sundays

The Forest Park Trolley, offers area residents, families and tourists to conveniently travel through Forest Park and its many attractions, while also helping reduce traffic congestion in the 1,300-acre park. This year, the Forest Park Trolley will be free for everyone to ride all day long on Sundays throughout the 2018 season. The Forest Park… Read more »

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CMT enhances GRH program with ride-hailing services

Citizens for Modern Transit’s (CMT) Guaranteed Ride Home Program is making it easier than ever for commuters who use public transit, ride their bikes or walk to work to gain access to more immediate transportation options if a personal need arises. Individuals are now able to utilize ride-hailing services, like Lyft, in the case of… Read more »


Amtrak Publishes FY2016-FY2017 Sustainability Report

Amtrak released its FY2016-FY2017 Sustainability Report, a comprehensive update on the company’s financial, social and environmental sustainability performance. The report highlights Amtrak’s progress, including modernizing the customer experience, reducing fuel and energy use, growing revenue through increased ridership, and improving safety and security. “Our stakeholders are counting on us to be good stewards of the… Read more »


Amtrak Rolls Out Two New Rider Discounts

Amtrak has announced two new rider discounts, the Mid-Week Fare Sales and Kids Ride Free discounts.  Both offers can be booked online at  Kids ride free Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays through August, and mid-week fares are reduced by 25% when you travel Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays through October on the Amtrak Missouri River Runner.

Metro’s proposed plan for system & transit safety highlighted at CMT event

Citizens for Modern Transit & the St. Louis Regional Chamber hosted an update on the Metro Reimagined Study underway looking at a redesign of the St. Louis transit system to meet the needs of the changing community on April 27 for CMT members, stakeholders and interested citizens. Metro recently completed their analysis of the current MetroBus… Read more »