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Transit is a Home Run for Baseball Crowd

Citizens for Modern Transit, Metro Transit, the MetroLink Police Unit, St. Clair County Transit District and University of Missouri – St. Louis  teamed up to brag about the advantages of public transit and thank riders for choosing transit to get to the ball game. On Wednesday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., representatives… Read more »

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CITIZENS FOR MODERN TRANSIT COMMISSIONING STUDY TO DETERMINE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF PUBLIC TRANSIT SERVICES IN MISSOURI

Citizens for Modern Transit, in partnership with the Missouri Public Transit Association and AARP St. Louis, today announced it is commissioning a study to help quantify the impact public transportation has on urban, suburban and rural communities statewide. The organizations hope the findings of this six-month Economic Impact of Public Transit Services in the State… Read more »

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Ten Toes Special Walks Explore Illinois

Recently, the Ten Toe Express explored historic Belleville with the Belleville Historic society with a tour of the Hexenbuckel Historic District.  The Hexenbuckel Historic District is a pre-civil war residential neighborhood featuring a variety of historic homes.  After the informative guided tour, the group stopped for lunch in downtown Belleville before returning to the MetroLink… Read more »

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National NACTO Event on Micromobility to be Hosted in St. Louis

CMT has teamed up with the Bike-Share Working Group to assist in the planning of two public visioning sessions held during the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Micromobility Conference at T-Rex in downtown St. Louis scheduled for April 29th to May 1, 2019. The visioning sessions are designed to garner public input on… Read more »

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April 25 is #GetOnBoard for Public Transit Day

April 25th is Get on Board for Public Transit Day. The new national awareness and advocacy day encourages people to support public transportation and showcases the benefits it brings to communities.  Each weekday in the U.S., 34 million people board public transportation. Missouri public transit providers alone provide more than 62 million rides a year. Additionally,… Read more »

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St. Clair County Transit District Issues Selfie Shtick Challenge

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) teamed up with Art on the Square, UMB Bank and local architect-artist Gary Karasek to bring art to life along eleven miles of the MetroLink and MetroBikeLink trail in St. Clair County.  Sponsored by UMB Bank, Rails, Trails and Art is a series of vibrant, moving Shtick People Sculptures that… Read more »

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Ten Toe Express® AARP Breakfast Bunch Walk Announced for June 1

Explore new areas of St. Louis, get in some exercise, and have a good meal with the AARP St. Louis Breakfast Bunch. On select Saturdays this session, AARP volunteer-led groups of Ten Toe participants will ride the MetroLink then walk to one of our many great St. Louis area restaurants to enjoy a yummy breakfast… Read more »

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CMT Offering Scholarships to 2019 Midwest/SW Transit Conference in KC in September

The 2019 Midwest/SW Transit Conference & Expo is set for Sept. 11-13 in Kansas City, MO at the Intercontinental Hotel. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet with other transit professionals, stakeholders, elected officials, and interested citizens to shape policy, develop networks, and collaborate to share knowledge and create new ideas for transit. The conference will provide a… Read more »

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Strategic Security Plan Opportunity to Get St.  Louis Back on Board with Transit

Commentary, St.  Louis Business Journal, March 29, 2019 Missourians rely on public transit for 62 million rides a year. A safe, reliable public transit system plays a key role in stimulating economic development, attracting and retaining business, establishing healthier, sustainable communities, connecting individuals to job opportunities and furthering equality. Unfortunately, ridership on St. Louis’ public… Read more »

County Council Approves $5M in Transit Funding in Bill 62

Last fall, the County Council withheld $5 Million from the Bi-State appropriation requesting an update on safety/security before the remaining funds would be appropriated. After several meetings with Bi-State CEO Taulby Roach and St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, the council voted 6-1 last night to approve Bill 62. The Council approved the $5 million in… Read more »

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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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CARDINALS FANS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE TRANSIT TO CARDINAL’S GAMES

As thousands of Redbird fans get ready to flock the streets of downtown St. Louis in celebration of the start of baseball season, Citizens for Modern Transit, Metro Transit, the MetroLink Police Unit, St. Clair County Transit District and University of Missouri – St. Louis are teaming up to reinforce the advantages of public transit… Read more »