Posts By: Mallory Box

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Regional Leaders Celebrate Successful Debut of Metro Landing of Swansea

Southwestern Illinois Development Authority (SWIDA) and Bywater Development Group joined with Bi-State Development and other key stakeholders and guests for the official ribbon cutting celebrating the grand opening of Metro Landing of Swansea. The $11 million, transit-oriented development (TOD) introduces senior apartment living adjacent to the Swansea MetroLink Station in Swansea, Ill., and has opened… Read more »

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Spring 2019 Kickoff – Ten Toes Tours the Gateway Arch

Join us for the 2019 Ten Toe Express® kickoff walk exploring St. Louis history at the St. Louis Arch!  Ten Toe Express® walkers will be treated to a guided tour of the newly remodeled Gateway Arch Museum with an emphasis on St. Louis History.  The Museum at the Gateway Arch covers 201 years of history about… Read more »

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Metro Transit Quarterly Service Change Scheduled for March 18

Metro Transit will make adjustments to nine MetroBus routes on March 18 as part of the 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 improve on-time performance and MetroLink connections, and are… Read more »

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Transit is the New Official App for Metro Transit

Metro Transit has announced Transit as the official real-time information and trip-planning mobile application for the St. Louis region’s public transportation system. Transit counts millions of active users in more than 175 cities worldwide, including tens of thousands in Metro Transit’s service areas: the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County in Missouri, and… Read more »

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2019 Midwest/SW Transit Conference will be held September 11-13 at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza in Kansas City, MO

Registration is now open for the 2019 Midwest/SW Transit Conference which will be held September 11-13 at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza in Kansas City, MO.  The conference will provide a space for transit professionals, stakeholders, elected and interested citizens across the Midwest to share innovative ideas and best practices with a variety of top presentations, workshops and… Read more »

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Bi-State Development Welcomes Herbert Simmons to Its Board of Commissioners

Bi-State Development announced Herbert Simmons is the newest member appointed to its Board of Commissioners. The St. Clair County Board recently approved Simmons’ appointment to the board. Simmons, Director of the St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), replaces Jeffrey K. Watson whose board term had expired.  Additionally, Simmons was recently elected Chairman of the… Read more »

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Join CMT in Celebrating 35 Years by Sponsoring 35th Anniversary Event

Citizens for Modern Transit, founded in 1985, will be celebrating 35 years of advocating for public transit on July 31, 2019 at Innovation Hall adjacent to the Cortex MetroLink Station to mark the occasion and invite you to join us as a sponsor. Three and a half decades ago CMT began its mission to introduce MetroLink… Read more »

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Ten Toe Express® Spring 2019 Special Walks Announced

The Spring 2019 Ten Toe Express® Session will kick off on Wednesday, April 3 and run 12 weeks.  The AARP sponsored program started in 2007 and has introduced more than 8,000 active older adults and residents to the region’s transit system and the places they can go using it.  Don’t miss all the great walks… Read more »

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Government Shutdown, and Subsequent Lack of Federal Funding, Causing Public Transit Providers to Reduce Services

The ripple effect of the government shutdown has made its way to Missouri’s roadways. Rural transit providers throughout the state are currently operating without FTA Section 5311 and 5310 funding, leaving agencies to rely on other funding sources or reserves to continue to provide critical transit services to residents. OATS Transit, for example, which provides… Read more »

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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 »