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Citizens for Modern Transit Hires Foley as Assistant Director

The St. Louis region’s transit advocacy organization, Citizens for Modern Transit, has hired Michael Foley as assistant director. In this role, he will be responsible for the management of programming, community engagement and membership, while working to secure grant funding, serving as a legislative liaison and furthering the organization’s mission to ensure access to a … Continued

Proposed Infrastructure Investment Package Looks to Electric for Future

Yesterday the Biden Harris administration unveiled the $2.3 trillion infrastructure investment package entitled the American Jobs Plan. The plan allocates $621 billion in spending to the transportation sector including $85 billion to modernize existing transit and help agencies expand their systems to meet rider demand. The plan calls for doubling federal funding for public transit, spending … Continued

RFP Released for Graphic Design for Summer Riding Program

Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) in partnership with the St. Clair County Transit District is seeking a consultant to assist in the creation of a comprehensive marketing campaign on the SCCTD Summer Riding Program in St. Clair County, IL to build and promote ridership on the MetroBikeLink System and connecting transit system.  Key messaging will … Continued

CMT Talking Transit: Can the Bus Drive Development? – April 29, 2021

Can the bus drive development in our community? When discussing transit-oriented development in the St. Louis region, discussions usually center around building near MetroLink. However, new trends are emerging. This panel discussion will highlight how the bus system serves as a driving force for development too. Panel will also discuss its impact on equity, livability, … Continued

Spring Into Safety- Transit Police Bicycle Helmet Give Away

On Monday, March 22, 2021, the Regional Transit Task Force along with their partners, Citizens for Modern Transit, Metro Transit, Crisis Intervention Unit – Homeless Outreach and the St. Louis County Community Outreach Unit will be holding a Bicycle Helmet Give Away to the benefit the children of the region who utilize public transportation. The … Continued

Transit Riders Delighted with Sweet Surprise Transit Egg Hunt

To encourage area residents to utilize transit to get where they need to go – Citizens for Modern Transit in partnership with Metro Transit, St. Clair County Transit District, UMSL, AARP in St. Louis, Bureau of Transit Police and Metro Transit Public Safety hosted a rider “Sweet Surprises” event on March 22. The event was … Continued

Headshot of Kim Cella - CMT Executive Director.

MPTA and CMT Oppose Conceal and Carry on Transit

As the state continues to push allowing concealed-carry permit holders to lawfully bring firearms on public transportation through proposed legislation – like House Bill No. 52 sponsored by Representative Adam Schnelting (R-St. Charles) – the Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) and Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) continue to speak out in opposition. MPTA represents every transit … Continued

Concepts Unveiled for Emerson Park Project; Still Time to Weigh In

Click here to take the survey now!   CMT in collaboration with St. Clair County Transit District is looking for Metro East area residents, business leaders, and transit riders to weigh in and share their ideas on how to transform the existing space between the bus bays and MetroLink entrance at the Emerson Park Transit … Continued

Senate passes COVID Relief Bill with $30.5B for Transit Intact

The Senate passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 on March 6, 2021. The bill will return to the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote this week. The bill includes $30.5 billion for the transit industry as well as $1.7 billion for Amtrak. The $30.5 billion for transit includes: $26.09 billion … Continued

Metro Transit Quarterly Service Change Scheduled for March 15

Metro Transit will make adjustments to 45 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois on Monday, March 15, as part of a quarterly service change. These adjustments will increase service frequency for many MetroBus routes, including 10 routes returning to 15-minute weekday daytime service, and will create better MetroLink and MetroBus connections. Due to the COVID-19 … Continued

House Passes Latest COVID Bill including $30.5B for TRANSIT

The House approved President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package early Saturday.  The bill, known as the American Rescue Plan (H.R. 1319), passed 219-212. The bill will now be taken up by the Senate this week.  It provides $30.5 billion in COVID-19 emergency funding for public transit agencies to continue to provide service to essential workers, ensure … Continued

“Sweet Surprises” Event Set for March 22 on Public Transit

To encourage area residents to utilize transit to get where they need to go – Citizens for Modern Transit in partnership with Metro Transit, St. Clair County Transit District, UMSL, AARP in St. Louis, Bureau of Transit Police and Metro Transit Public Safety –  will host a rider “Sweet Surprises” event on Monday, March 22. … Continued

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