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TRANSIT ADVISORY WORKING GROUP RELEASES 2018 PROGRESS REPORT, DETAILING WORK ACCOMPLISHED TO FURTHER SAFETY AND SECURITY MEASURES ON METROLINK

The Transit Advisory Working Group (TAWG), which is comprised of twelve organizations from around the bi-state area, today released its 2018 Progress Report. The purpose of the report is to update elected officials, stakeholders and the public on progress being made to improve safety and security on the MetroLink system – an issue that remains… 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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METROLINK POLICE UNIT TO PARTNER WITH UMSL, METRO and CMT TO HOST A “STAY TOASTY ON TRANSIT” EVENT AT THE NORTH HANLEY METROLINK STATION

Early Morning Effort Designed to Help Keep Commuters Warm and Spread Holiday Cheer Transit is a viable transportation option in the St. Louis region, especially in the winter months and during inclement weather. To help keep commuters warm, and spread a little holiday cheer, the MetroLink Police Unit is teaming up with Citizens for Modern… 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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Transit funding tops list of Legislative Priorities in 2019

Transit funding, regional transit priorities and safety top the list of CMT’s legislative priorities for 2019.  Citizens for Modern Transit recently released its FY19 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 promotes… 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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Presence & Customer Service key messages from other cities to build confidence back in MetroLink system

  Sacramento, Portland, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Washington DC talked Security on MetroLink Presence, presence, and customer service topped list of recommendations from transit experts to build confidence back in St. Louis Transit system. More than 100 CMT members, transit riders, stakeholders, law enforcement representatives, and community organizations filled the St. Louis Regional Chamber Collaboration Center… 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 »

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Loop Trolley set to open for business this week

The 2.2 mile Loop Trolley, connecting the Delmar and Forest Park MetroLink Stations, is set to begin operation on Friday, Nov. 16 with an official ribbon cutting and soft launch event held on November 15.  The event will celebrate the completion of testing of the trolley cars and the beginning of service. The trolley will run… Read more »

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What is the Future of Transit in St. Louis?

Join Citizens for Modern Transit for an update on the Metro Reimagined Study underway in the region looking at a redesign of the St. Louis transit system to meet the needs of the changing community.  Don’t miss this interactive session and hear from Metro’s Executive Director Jessica Mefford Miller on Phase II of the Plan. The… Read more »