Posts By: Mallory Box

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Calling All Poets and Lovers of Transit

This Valentine’s Day, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) wants to know about your Bus Crush! CMT is encouraging St. Louis residents to express why they love public transit in a poem through the “Bus Crush” social media campaign. Riders that would like to enter the “Bus Crush” poetry contest should write up their best love… Read more »

Metro Security Quarterly Score Card Results

Latest Transit Security Scorecard Released

Phase II of the MetroLink System-Wide Assessment led by East-West Gateway Council of Governments will wrap up later this winter. The initial study generated 99 recommendations for improvements on the system.  As a part of Phase II of the study, a security report card has been created to track progress on the 99 recommendations and… Read more »

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Elevator Rehabilitation Project Will Impact Two Downtown MetroLink Stations

  Metro Transit will repair and restore elevators at the Convention Center and 8th & Pine MetroLink Stations starting on Monday, January 13. To accommodate this rehabilitation work, one elevator at each station will go out of service and will be unavailable to customers for several months. The elevator serving the eastbound platform of the… Read more »

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Spring 2020 Ten Toe Express Registration Now Open

Hop aboard the 2020 Ten Toe Express! The Ten Toe Express is a walking program linking transit and your own ten toes through group walks that meet at MetroLink stations and take Metro transit to fun destinations exploring the St. Louis region. We walk in a variety of places and visit unique spots that even the… Read more »

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Spring 2020 Ten Toe Walk Leaders Wanted

More than 8,000 area residents have collectively trekked thousands of miles exploring the St. Louis region through more than 1,200 guided tours.  Currently, there are more than 350 older adults each session, that participate in several different Ten Toe Express Walking Groups. And, new participants sign up each session. To help meet demand, CMT is looking for… Read more »

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Metro, Wash U, and BJC Partner to Improve Service and Safety at Central West End MetroLink Station

The elevator at the Central West End MetroLink Station will be closed for several months beginning on Thursday, December 26, to accommodate demolition crews and reconstruction of the elevator during a station improvement project which includes new features and amenities to improve service and safety. The platform at Metro Transit’s busiest MetroLink station will remain… Read more »

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New Law Enforcement and Contracted Security Agreements to Bolster Safety and Security on Metro Transit System

  The Bi-State Development Board of Commissioners approved five new agreements on December 10 with St. Louis regional law enforcement agencies and a new contracted security provider. Negotiating and approving these key agreements are part of the coordinated strategy of Metro Transit and elected officials in the two-state region to create stronger collaboration and resource… Read more »

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CMT Selects Graphic Design Consultant for Spring Ten Toe Express Program

CMT has selected Leslie Neese for the 2020 Spring Ten Toe Express Campaign. Leslie Neese was selected from a pool of eight 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 »

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Bi-State Development Awards Contract for Public Safety and Security Services

The Bi-State Development (BSD) Agency Board of Commissioners’ approved a new contract with G4S Security Solution (USA) Inc (formerly Wackenhut Security Services) for Public Safety and Security Services at a special meeting held on December 10, 2019. The BSD issued a request for proposals on August 19, 2019, to several prospective Offerors seeking qualified security… Read more »

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Toasty on Transit Pop-Up Coat Exchange Kickoff

The Toasty on Transit Pop-up Coat Exchange officially kicked-off this morning with a rider appreciation event at all three locations – Belleville and North Hanley MetroLink Stations as well as the North County Transit Center. Representatives of the partnering organizations – Citizens for Modern Transit, the Bureau of Transit Police,  Metro Transit, Metro Transit Public… Read more »

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Maplewood Transit Stop Transformation Project Concepts Unveiled

The design ideas for the Maplewood MetroBus stop were unveiled to the public during the Maplewood Christmas Tree Walk on Friday, Dec. 6, allowing the local community members to weigh-in. The “Transit Stop Transformation Project” is a collaboration between Citizens for Modern Transit and AARP St. Louis with the help of the City of Maplewood,… Read more »

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Design Ideas for “Transit Stop Transformation Project” to be Shared During the Maplewood Christmas Tree Walk on Dec. 6

Citizens for Modern Transit, the regional transit advocacy organization, and AARP St. Louis are working to activate the space around a Maplewood MetroBus Stop with the help of the City of Maplewood, Citizens National Bank and KaBOOM!, a national non-profit that partners with communities to expand play opportunities for kids. This joint initiative, known as… Read more »