Posts By: Mallory Box

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Make Plans to Attend CMT’s Next “Talking Transit” Event, Featuring a Panel Discussion on MetroLink Security Assessment Recommendations

In an effort to actively address local challenges and continue to help our community regain confidence in safe and secure rides aboard MetroLink, the East-West Gateway Council of Governments’ Board of Directors authorized an 8-month, $400,000 MetroLink Security Assessment in March 2018. The assessment has been completed, and final security recommendations will be submitted in… Read more »

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Stay Toasty on Transit Offers Sweet Commute this Morning

  CMT teamed up with the MetroLink Police Unit, Metro Transit, and UMSL today  to highlight transit as a viable winter transportation option in the St. Louis region during the Toasty on Transit event.  To help keep commuters warm, and spread a little holiday cheer, the group collaborated to host a “Stay Toasty on Transit”… Read more »

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CMT Teamed Up with SLU for Special Ten Toe Walk

On Saturday December 8, St. Louis University (SLU) and Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) teamed up to host a special Ten Toe Express® walk from the SLU campus to the Steinberg Skating Rink and back.  The event was designed to introduce SLU students to the transit system and the places they can go on Metro. … Read more »

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Challenge: Talk to Someone on Your Commute

In a recent Mobility Lab article by Jenna Fortunati in late November,  she challenged readers to speak to someone on their commute.  Challenge accepted! A previous article detailed one of the biggest benefits to transit, being surrounded by other people and fostering a sense of community.  Building on that concept, the togetherness – sharing space with other… Read more »

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Metro Transit to Host Holiday Concerts and Toy Drive

Metro Transit will be featuring music from local caroling groups and musicians at seven Metro Transit Center locations in December. Riders can enjoy the sounds of the season at any of the free, 60-minute concerts. See schedule above. Metro riders and others are also invited to show their holiday spirit by helping to brighten the… Read more »

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Applications Open for VW Settlement for Transit

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has announced the availability of funds for transit and shuttle buses from the VW Settlement Fund.  For fiscal year 2019 (July 2018 through June 2019), the department will fund $1.75 million in transit and shuttle bus repower and replacement projects. Implementation guidelines can be found here: Transit and Shuttle Buses.  The department… Read more »

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Walked Leaders Wanted for 2019 Spring Ten Toe Express Walks

Love exploring St. Louis, walking and meeting new people? The Ten Toe Express needs you.  To help meet demand, CMT is looking for additional volunteer walk leaders for the Spring 2019 Session, which will kick off on Wednesday, April 3, and run for 12 consecutive weeks.  More than 8,000 area residents have collectively trekked thousands of… Read more »

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Executive Director Kim Cella Featured on KTRS Radio

On November 29th, 2018, Citizens for Modern Transit’s Executive Director, Kim Cella, spoke to Jay Kanzler of the Big 550 KTRS Radio about public transportation and safety and security on the MetroLink system.  Kanzler and Cella discussed a range of topics over the nearly 15 minute long interview.  Cella gave a brief history of the organization… Read more »

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Metro Transit Quarterly Service Change Scheduled for November 26

Metro Transit will make adjustments to nine MetroBus routes on November 26 as part of their quarterly service change. Metro monitors and reviews feedback from riders and operators, and uses this feedback and other trip data to make updates to MetroBus routes and schedules. These service updates are intended to improve on-time performance and MetroLink… Read more »

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Weigh In on EW Gateway’s MetroLink Security Assessment Survey

East-West Gateway Council of Governments is conducting a security assessment of the MetroLink system across the St. Louis region. They want to hear from riders and stakeholders like you.  The 8-month Metro Security Assessment is being led by WSP USA and has been underway since earlier this year. The team is taking a comprehensive look… Read more »

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Catch a Show in Grand Center by Transit

There is a lot of excitement in the Grand Center Arts District and transit can take you there! In the early 1900s, Grand Center was a premier entertainment destination with luxurious movie houses like the Fox Theater. In later years, automobiles carried St. Louisans to the suburbs and the district declined. In 1968, the St…. Read more »

CMT Giving Tuesday

Stand Alongside CMT with a year-end gift!

Make a difference with charities and causes you will support in 2018, please consider a year-end gift to Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT). As the regional transit advocacy organization, CMT is continually working to improve and expand transit options throughout the St. Louis region. As you know, public transportation provides thousands of local residents with access to jobs,… Read more »

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Fall for MetroLink and MicroBrews

There is still time to sign up to walk, ride and taste with us! The fall MetroLink and MicroBrews walk is right around the corner! Discover Down Town’s Microbreweries with a visit to Brick River Cider Co. and the Schlafly Tap Room via MetroLink on Thursday, November 8th, 2018.  Walkers will depart from the Shrewsbury… Read more »