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Bi-State Board Approves Ride & Abide Policy at June 26 Meeting

On Friday, June 26, the Bi-State Development Board voted unanimously to approve the Ride & Abide Policy previously approved at the Bi-State Security Sub-committee in May.   The Ride and Abide policy was originally one of the action items outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the locally elected officials and Bi-State in May of … Continued


Ridership on the region’s public transit system was up for the first time in 40 months before COVID-19 hit, triggering significant impacts that have required ongoing response. Key learnings from those attending Citizens for Modern Transit’s virtual “Talking Transit” event held today via Zoom included details of Metro Transit’s work to protect the welfare of … Continued

Maplewood Transit Stop Transformation Project Complete, Open to the Public

 Project Completely Transformed the Maplewood MetroBus Stop into an Active Space that Encourages Play, Cultivates Community and Increases Transit Use Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) and AARP in St. Louis have been working to activate the Maplewood MetroBus Stop – located at the southwest corner of Manchester Rd. and Marshall Ave. – in partnership with … Continued

Bi-State Awarded $2.38 Million Grant to Purchase Electric Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced approximately $130 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting facilities. Bi-State Development was awarded a $2.38 million … Continued

Board, Explore & Win 

Public transit is essential and can get you where you want to go. To reinforce this message, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), in partnership with Metro Transit and St. Clair County Transit District, is promoting how easy it is to utilize the region’s safe, reliable and robust public transportation system to access hundreds of St. … Continued

Metro Transit Introduces Mobile Fares

Metro Transit riders will be able to purchase MetroBus and MetroLink fares directly from their mobile device using Transit, the official app of Metro Transit, starting Monday, June 22. The app is already used by tens of thousands of transit riders in the St. Louis region to plan their trip, track their ride and make … Continued

CONTEST ALERT! Test Drive Transit with Try & Ride

For all Missouri and Illinois residents out there who are ready to test drive transit in the St. Louis region once regular operations resume, participate in our contest and stand a chance to win amazing prizes. We’re giving away CMT prize packs for you and a friend valued at over $50 each! How to enter … Continued

Design Consultant Selected for MetroBikeLink Campaign

Design Lab 443 was selected for the 2020 MetroBikeLink campaign.  Design Lab 443 was selected from a pool of three 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 … Continued

Sponsorship Opportunities for the upcoming 36th CMT Annual Meeting

Please reserve September 17, 2020 for the Citizens for Modern Transit’s 36th Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon. Due to the pandemic’s impact on our daily lives, the CMT Annual Meeting will look a little different this year as a virtual event.  However, as our largest fundraiser, we hope you will consider joining us as a … Continued


The Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA), in partnership with the National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP), is hosting a free virtual event to educate transit industry leaders about their responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it relates to equal service for all passengers. The educational event is being held on Wednesday, July 22, at … Continued

CMT Selects Design Consultants for STL Transit Passport Program

  CMT has selected Ally’s Art Design for the 2020 STL Transit Passport Campaign.  STL Transit Passport 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 … Continued

Metro Transit Quarterly Service Change Scheduled for June 15

Metro Transit will modify schedules for MetroLink and MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois as part of its quarterly service change, scheduled for Monday, June 15. Metro has been monitoring transit operations and passenger volumes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This information was used to update transit schedules for the June 15 Service Change to improve … Continued

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