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CMT Annual Awards


  • 2023 Service Award: Dan O’Connor
  • 2023 New Initiatives Award: AARP in St. Louis
  • 2023 Chairman’s Award: Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and the ReBuild IL Program; Missouri Senators Lincoln Hough and Brian Williams


  • 2022 Service Award: Norm and Joan Krumrey
  • 2022 New Initiatives Award: City of Belleville and REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois
  • 2022 Chairman’s Award: Greater St. Louis, Inc.


  • 2021 Service Award: St. Louis-area transit operators
  • 2021 Chairman’s Award: St. Louis Senate Delegation
  • 2021 New Initiatives Award: St. Clair County Transit District
  • 2021 Champion Award: June McAllister Fowler


  • 2020 Service Award: Don C. Musick, III;
  • 2020 Chairman’s Award: the Maplewood MetroBus Transformation Project
  • 2020 New Initiatives Award: The Metro Landing Project and Mission: St. Louis.


  • 2019 Chairman’s Award: Rep. Jay Hoffman, Rep. Monica Bristow, Rep. Katie Stuart, Rep. LaToya Greenwood, Sen. Rachelle Crowe, and Sen. Christopher Belt
  • 2019 New Initiatives Award: St. Clair County Transit District Ambassador Program
  • 2019 Service Award:  Len Toenjes and Jim Fredericks
  • 2019 College Transit Challenge: University of Missouri-St.  Louis


  • 2018 Service Award: Rose Windmiller
  • 2018 Chairman’s Award: Alderman Joe Roddy
  • 2018 New Initiatives Award: City of St. Louis Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards, Alderman Terry Kennedy, and St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson


  • New Initiatives Award: AARP in St. Louis
  • Chairman’s Award: St. Clair County Chairman Mark Kern, St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger for their work on Safety and Security on MetroLink


  • Chairman’s Award : St. Louis County and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger
  • New Initiatives Award: MetroBus Operators Bryant Gotson, Richard Hines and Bryan Moore
  • Transit Champions – Ten Toe Walk Leaders


  • Chairman’s Award : The Ferguson Commission for work in advancing transit in the region
  • New Initiatives Award: St. Louis Community College for initiation of Universal Pass Program


  • Chairman’s Award : BJC Healthcare; Washington University; Cortex and Great Rivers Greenway for Central Corridor Transit Feasibility Study
  • New Initiatives Award: Beyond Housing and City of Pagedale for adoption of form-based overlay zoning near transit


  • Service Award : Delores Lysakowski, St. Clair County Transit District
  • New Initiatives Award: Enterprise Rent-A-Car for enhanced Guaranteed Ride Home Program Partnership with CMT


  • Chairman’s Award :
    Amos Harris and Spinnaker LLC for the $250 million Mercantile Exchange Development
  • New Initiatives Award:
    Jennifer Ash, Metro, and Jeffrey Randol, Cornerstone Ventures, for the Metro Mobile Markets


  • Chairman’s Award:
    The Boeing Company – Diamond Member
    Washington University – Gold Member
    Metro (Bi-State) – Gold Member
  • Service Award:
    Brian Alexander – Metro bus driver who saved family from burning building.


  • Chairman’s Award:
    Metro CEO & President Robert Baer
    Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton
    St. Louis American President Donald Suggs
    Advance St. Louis Campaign Chairman Johns Nations
  • New Initiatives Award:
    Liz Kramer, organized student vote for Prop. A


  • Service Award:
    Dan O’Connor, CMT longtime volunteer and Ten Toe Walk Leader
  • Chairman’s Award:
    Les Sterman, Retired Executive Director of East-West Gateway
    Council of Governments


  • New Intiatives Award
    Enterprise Rent-A-Car for WeCAR


  • Chairman’s Award:
    FTA Region VII Administrator Mokhtee Ahmad


  • New Initiatives Awards:
    Washington University/Chancellor Mark Wrighton
  • Chairman’s Award:
    Metro CEO Larry Salci


  • New Initiatives Awards:

    Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis
    Children’s Hospitals transit
    benefit programs.
  • President’s Award:
    Senators Michael Gibbons and
    Jon Dolan and Representative
    Jay Hoffman.


  • New Initiatives Awards:
    Don Breckenridge, Sheraton
    City Center Hotel & Suites
  • Service Award
    MetroLink Monitors for their
    service in ensuring MetroLink
    is clean and maintained


  • New Initiatives Awards:Delores Lysakowski, Chair of
    the St. Clair County Transit



  • Chairman’s Award:
    Robert Archibald, past chair
    of Citizens for Modern Transit
  • New Initiatives Award:

    Joe Edwards, CMT member and
    owner of Blueberry Hill and
    the Pageant


  • President’s Award:
    Les Sterman, representing East-West
    Gateway Coordinating Council


  • New Initiatives Award:

    Cupples Warehouse Redevelopment
  • President’s Award:
    Delmar MetroLink Station Enhancement
    TMA Clean Air Award: State
    of Missouri Office of Administration


  • President’s Award:
    Leonard Griggs, St. Louis Lambert


  • Mayor Ben Uchitelle, City of
    New Initiatives Award: Debbie
    Kinsella & Sharon Norvell,
    Berkeley Airport School


  • President’s Award:
    Fred Epstein, CMT Past PresidentService Award:
    Robert Blackburn, CMT Ex Officio
    Board Member
    Robert Young, CMT Ex Officio
    Board Member
  • New Initiatives Award:

    John Schmidt, St. Louis County
    John Butler, St. Louis City
    Claudette Borden, Wayland Security


  • President’s Award:
    John Roach
    Service Award: Bob Bartlett,
    ATU Local 788
  • New Initiatives Award:

    Thomas Eagleton, U.S. Senate
    John Danforth, U.S. Senate


  • Service Award:
    Janet Sanders
    MetroLink LRV Operators
  • New Initiatives Award:
    Dr. Blanche Touhill, University
    of Missouri St. Louis


  • President’s Award:
    Brice Smith, CEO, Sverdrup
  • Service Award:
    George Leontsinis, Past-president
    of CMT


  • President’s Award:
    Congressman Richard Gephardt,
    United States House of Representatives
  • Service Award:
    Jill Claybour, CMT Board of
  • New Initiative Award:

    Francis “Bud” Barnes,
    Missouri State Representative


  • President’s Award:
    Andrew D. Young, Transit Historian
    Skip Gaterman, Center for Management,
    Law & Public Policy
  • Service Award: Donna Laidlaw,
    Past-president of CMT
  • New Initiatives Award:
    Jim O’Laughlin, St. Charles
    County Transit Authority
    Conressman Jerry Costello,
    U.S. House of Representatives


  • President’s Award:
    Don Lasater, Former Chairman
    & CEO, Mercantile Bank
    Larry Troyer, Director, LLoyd’s
    Bill Davidson, President, Termial
    Railroad Assoc.
    Bi-State Development Agency


  • President’s Award:
    Thomas W. Purcell, Past-president
    of CMT
    Ned Taddeucci, President, RCGA
  • Service Award:
    Jim Seamon, CMT Volunteer
  • New Initiatives Award:Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Arts-in-Transit


  • President’s Award:
    Robert West, Sverdrup
    Duane Christensen, Maritz
    Robert Merenda, Arthur Anderson
    James Brown, James Brown &
    Harold Corbitt, Monsanto
    Larry Bayliss, Boatmen’s
    Evelyn Newman, Evelyn Newman
    Phoebe Ruess, Design Network
  • New Initiatives Award:
    Les Sterman, East West Gateway
    Max Starkloff, Paraquad
Awards CMT has received

CMT is a leader in grassroots support for light rail expansion. Several St. Louis organizations have recognized CMT for its leadership in being the driving force in bringing MetroLink to St. Louis and in helping clean the air.

  • FTA Award of Appreciation, 2023, for management of Missouri Public Transit Association.
  • Outstanding Local Government Achievement Award, 2021, for Transit Stop Transformations
  • St. Louis Arcus Award, 2020
  • St. Louis County Police Certificate of Appreciation, 2019
  • St. Louis Arcus Award Finalist, 2017, 2018
  • What’s Right with the Region! Award, May 2015
  • Outstanding Local Government Achievement Award, 2014
  • Trailnet Active Living Award, 2011
  • American Association of Political Consultants Pollie Award, 2011
  • Environmental Protection Agency Race to Excellence Silver Medal Award, 2006
  • Environmental Protection Agency Race to Excellence Gold Medal Award, 2005
  • Environmental Protection Agency Best Workplaces for Commuters Award 2004
  • “Pollution Prevention Award”, September 2002, from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region VII.
  • “Commuter Choice Leadership Initiative Award”, 2002, from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C.
  • “Environmental Protection Agency Certificate of Award,” 2002, for marketing program surrounding Commuter Choice Program
  • “Choose Environmental Excellence Award”, 2000
  • “Clean Air Award” from RideFinders, 1997, 1998
  • “Way to Go Award” from Environmental Protection Agency
  • Clean Air Award” from American Lung Association
  • “Lamplighter” from St. Louis PRSA
  • “Silver Anvil Award” from Public Relations Society of America
  • “Sold On St. Louis Award” from St. Louis Real Estate Board

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