Public Invited to Panel Discussion on TDD Financing for Transit, Hosted by Missouri Public Transit Association

Public transit plays a critical part in our region’s transportation system. Expansion is needed, but funding continues to be cut. To help explore financing opportunities for transit, the Missouri Public Transit Association is hosting a panel discussion highlighting the role Transportation Development District (TDD) funding played in financing the successful KC Streetcar project and how… Read more »

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department steps up for MetroLink security

  The St. Clair County Transit Board voted on Feb. 20 to allocate an additional $125,000 to fund the hiring of three additional St. Clair County Sheriff’s deputies to help cover expanded MetroLink patrols to the Missouri side of the river.   The allocation, at Sheriff Richard Watson’s request, would increase the number of deputies to… Read more »

CMT & MPTA members carry message to State Capitol for Transportation Day

More than 30 CMT & Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) members carried the message door to door about the importance of transit and transit investment on Transportation  Day 2018 on Feb. 15. Dozens of legislators were contacted to talk about state supported investment of transit including MoDOT’s ask for next year of $3 million from General Revenue… Read more »

White House releases Infrastructure Plan

The White House released its infrastructure package yesterday.  The package,  “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America”, states that it will stimulate at least $1.5 trillion in new investment over the next 10 years, shorten the process for approving projects to 2 years or less, address unmet rural infrastructure needs, empower State and local authorities,… Read more »

CMT Panel highlights community impact, equity and benefits of transit expansion

More than 85 CMT members, regional stakeholders and interested citizens explored ways to further unify the St. Louis community through the growth of the region’s public transit system at the CMT’s Panel Discussion:  “Unifying a Region through TRansit Growth.”  Special thanks to CMT’s sponsors including BJC Healthcare, DCM Group, and the St. Louis Regional Chamber. In… Read more »

Public Invited to Panel Discussion on Further Unifying a Region for Growth through Transit, Hosted by Citizens for Modern Transit

Event is Free, but Registration is Required Public transit plays a critical part in our region’s transportation system. In recent months, elected officials, local stakeholders and community members created a collaborative network to address ridership issues, including enhanced safety and security measures. To help explore opportunities to further these collaborative efforts, Citizens for Modern Transit… Read more »

Missouri is “Crushing” on Transit

In conjunction with Valentine’s Day, the Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) and Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) are encouraging Missouri residents to express why they love public transit through a “Crushing on Transit” social media campaign. “Some Missourians rely on public transit to get to work, to gain access to much-needed goods and services, to… Read more »

CMT and STL Food Policy Coalition to link transit and healthy foods

Citizens for Modern Transit will be linking up with the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition this  Spring to talk about access to healthy foods through transit.   The partnership will kick off with a CMT Special Ten Toe Walk linking walking and transit to local, fresh foods.  On May 10, members of the St. Louis Food… Read more »

Mallory Box joins CMT as Director of Membership and Programs

   The region’s transit advocacy organization, Citizens for Modern Transit, today announced Mallory Box of St. Charles, Mo., as its new director of membership and programs. She will work to manage ridership programming, while furthering membership, educational and advocacy opportunities designed to promote the benefits of public transit usage Box brings with her more than… Read more »

MO Transportation Task Force Report calls for $50-70 Million in dedicated funding stream for transit and multi-modal

In 2017, the General Assembly adopted HCR 47, which established the 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force, a 23-member bipartisan panel comprised of participants from the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Executive Branch, and the private sector. The Task Force was directed to evaluate and make recommendations regarding Missouri’s transportation system and respective… Read more »

Open Houses set for Northside-Southside Light Rail study

Don’t miss the upcoming opportunity to hear from the consulting team on the Northside Southside Study underway in the St.  Louis Region. Consultants will present their most recent findings on ridership, costs, impacts, and how light rail can serve our community at a series of open houses January 16-18, 2018. They want your feedback on which… Read more »

WALK | RIDE | EXPLORE – Get on board the Ten Toe Express for 2018

Get on Board the Ten Toes Express   Baby, it’s cold outside! That said, time flies, and it won’t be long before hundreds of local older adults  are putting away the winter boots, lacing up their walking shoes and heading out on Citizens for Modern Transit’s (CMT) Ten Toes Express Walking Group excursions. This popular program,… Read more »