Posts By: Kim Cella

$6.7 billion in development tracked along Minneapolis Light Rail

The Metropolitan Council, a regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider of essential services for the Twin Cities, recently announced that $6.786 billion in investment has occurred along the already existing METRO lines and along the proposed extension lines in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region. This amount includes new construction as well as redevelopment or rehabilitation… Read more »

Meet CMT’s Ten Toe Walk Leader Mary Fran Balmer

As Citizens for Modern Transit prepares to kick off our 11th year of the Ten Toes Express program, we would like to highlight the wonderful walk leaders that make this program so successful. Many who have walked with the program over the last 10 years know walk leader Mary Fran Balmer. Mary Fran walks out of… Read more »

CMT releases RFP for 2017 Great Race/Metro Market

Request for Proposals for Graphic Design to Citizens for Modern Transit For the 2017 CMT Great Race CMAQ 5456-612 Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with an advertising campaign on CMT’s 2017 Great Race/Metro Market and the benefits of public transportation in order to increase transit ridership… Read more »

Spring Ten Toe Express is right around the corner

Created to inspire St. Louis area seniors, 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 2017 spring session gets underway on… Read more »

Be a part of the 2017 Great Race and Metro Market today

On Thursday, May 4, we will host the CMT & AARP Great Race and Metro Market 2017. This event will bring to life the Finish Line Destination area around the Delmar MetroLink Station – which will be one of the most multi-modal sites in the region. The race will integrate transit, biking, and carsharing/Zimride as… Read more »

Transit Funding included in MO Governor’s withholds

Greitens announced Monday afternoon that he was restricting, or cutting, $146.4 million from the current Missouri fiscal year’s budget. Withholdings included nearly $68 million from core funding to four-year colleges and universities and community colleges. Included in his cuts, was $121,250 in transit funding. This represents one-fourth of the funding for transit operations from General Revenue… Read more »

Talking Transit: Northside/Southside MetroLink Study Discussion

Sponsored by Citizens for Modern Transit and the St. Louis Regional Chamber, don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the consulting team leading the efforts on the Northside/Southside MetroLink Study underway in St. Louis City led by CMT member AECOM. Project Manager Dan Meyers will provide background on the study, scope of work and much… Read more »

CMT seeking Office Administrator

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT)  is looking for an individual to fill our Office Administrator position. The candidate must be able to meet requirements and fulfill the necessary duties listed below.  CMT is the regional transit advocacy organization leading efforts for an integrated, affordable, and convenient public transportation system with light rail expansion as the… Read more »

Get on board this spring as a Ten Toe Walk Leader

The Ten Toe Express Spring 2017 session will kick off on April 6, 2017 from a MetroLink Station near you!  In preparation, we are seeking volunteers to help lead walks. The spring session is 12 weeks long and walk leaders can pick the day of the week that works best for them. Sign up for our Walk Leader… Read more »

MetroLink Expansion Update: County MetroLink study RFQ issued

St. Louis County issued the request for qualifications (RFQ) for a MetroLink study through the County procurement process today (January 30, 2017). The RFQ was originally issued through East-West Gateway, but a consensus on selection was not reached.  The study will examine three corridors in St. Louis County – including the portion of the Northside/Southside… Read more »

Transit a Great Alternative to Forest Park Parkway Closure

MetroLink is an option for residents and commuters in the Forest Park area during construction and closure of Forest Park Parkway. The project to raise Forest Park Parkway even with Kingshighway is now underway. Construction has begun on the project that many hope will help the flow of traffic in the area, as well as create… Read more »

CMT selects consultant for 2017 Ten Toe campaign

CMT has selected Sheila Abdullah for the 2017 Ten Toe Campaign. Sheila Abdullah was selected from a pool of 5 proposals – evaluated based on the following established criteria: Qualifications of person/firm conducting the work Proposal Quality Product samples – samples provided and/or on firm website need to be relevant to work being asked to be completed. Once the… Read more »

Transit Funding tops the list for 2017 Legislative Priorities

Transit funding, regional transit priorities and development top the list of CMT’s legislative priorities for FY17.  Citizens for Modern Transit recently released its FY17 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… Read more »

CMT building ridership in St. Louis through unique programming

As the regional transit advocacy organization in St. Louis, Citizens for Modern Transit is continually looking for ways to build consensus in the community on the importance of transit while also actually  helping to build ridership on the system.   Over the last several years, CMT has expanded this unique programming in the hopes of increasing… Read more »