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Only Two of 34 MO Transit Agencies to Receive Funds; State Assistance Needed

The most recent Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act provides $14 billion in public transit support. Most of the money will go to the top 138 urbanized areas across the country, meaning only two of the 34 transit providers in Missouri will receive these much-needed funds. A total of $99.4 million has been earmarked for Missouri. Kansas … Continued

CMT Talking Transit Event Looks to the Future of Transit in the St. Louis Region

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) has announced plans for its next virtual “Talking Transit” event, which is set for Thursday, Feb. 4, at 8:30 a.m. via ZOOM. The event will highlight how despite the pandemic, work continues to positively influence the St. Louis transit system through expansion plans, a corridor study, funding strategies, a focus … Continued

$14 Billion in COVID-19 Emergency Funding for Public Transit Included in H.R. 133

Yesterday, Congressional leaders released H.R. 133, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021”. This Omnibus Appropriations bill includes COVID-19 emergency relief and annual government appropriations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. The bill provides $14 billion in COVID-19 emergency funding for public transit. In annual appropriations, the bill provides $15.5 billion for public transportation and passenger rail, an … Continued

CMT Seeking Assistant Director to Join the Team

Assistant Director of Citizens for Modern Transit Position Summary Seeking an Assistant Director responsible for program development and management, legislative liaison efforts, writing/securing grants and more. This is a full-time position with a comprehensive compensation package. As Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) continues to further its transit advocacy efforts – locally, regionally and across the … Continued

Congressional Leaders Reach Deal on Relief Bill; Vote to Come as Soon as Today

Congressional leaders announced an agreement Sunday on an approximately $900 billion coronavirus relief package, capping a weekend of tumultuous negotiations and teeing up votes as soon as Monday in the House and Senate. The bill includes $45 billion in relief to transit agencies, airlines and airline contractors, airports, state DOTs, the motorcoach industry, and Amtrak. … Continued

Pete Buttigieg Nominated as Secretary of Transportation

Former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg has just been picked as President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Transportation. The Biden-Harris Transition Team called Buttigieg “a barrier-breaking public servant from the industrial Midwest with a track record of trailblazing, forward-thinking executive leadership.” Buttigieg is a graduate of Harvard College and Oxford University, attending the latter on a Rhodes Scholarship. … Continued

Citizens for Modern Transit Joins Public Transit Systems Around the Country in Urging Congress to #SavePublicTransit

Citizens for Modern Transit is joining fellow APTA members and industry partners on Tuesday, December 15 to collectively fight to #SavePublicTransit with a day of mobilization and engagement. Organized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), #SavePublicTransit Day will shine the light on the dire financial crisis facing the public transportation industry and urge elected … Continued

Bi-State Development Welcomes Sam Gladney as Newest Member of the Board of Commissioners

Missouri Governor Mike Parson has appointed Sam Gladney as an interim commissioner to the Bi-State Development Board of Commissioners. Gladney is a partner at the Gladney Law Group, LLC, where he primarily represents labor unions and multiemployer pension and welfare funds, joint labor-management committees, and assists clients with regulatory compliance matters. The Missouri Senate will … Continued

A CMT Membership is an Investment in the Region

As the regional transit advocacy organization, CMT is continually working to improve and expand transit options throughout the St. Louis region. We recently delivered the 2019 Public Transit Impact Study.  Public Transit delivers $3.67 billion in direct and indirect returns to Missouri’s Economy according to 2019 Transit Impact Study.  It’s also why more than 22,000 … Continued

CMT Panel on Development Near Transit: One of the Greatest Assets St. Louis has is its MetroLink Infrastructure

Discussion Addressed Importance of Fostering Equitable and Sustainable Transit-Oriented Development “One of the greatest assets St. Louis has is its MetroLink infrastructure,” stated CMT panelist Jeff Tegethoff, operating partner at CRG, as a part of CMT’s Panel on Lessons Learned from Developing Near Transit on Dec. 4.  Citizens for Modern Transit, in partnership with ULI … Continued

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