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St. Clair County Transit District Awards $13.5 Million Contract to Poetkker Construction for New Public Safety Center at Emerson Park Transit Center

Project is Being Made Possible by “Rebuild Illinois” Grant The St. Clair County Transit District’s Board of Trustees has selected Breese, Ill. – based Poetkker Construction to oversee construction of a new 16,000-square-foot Public Safety Center project planned at Emerson Park Transit Center in East St. Louis. The contract is valued at $13,584,000 and is … Continued

Missouri River Runner to See Temporary Reductions in Service Next Month

Amtrak has announced there will be temporary service reductions coming next month to the Missouri River Runner.  Amtrak is dealing with staffing shortages impacting their ability to perform necessary preventative maintenance on the fleet of passenger coaches.  Without a full fleet of passenger coaches, Amtrak has had to schedule temporary reductions to service throughout the … Continued

THE “TRANSIT STOP TRANSFORMATION PROJECT” AT NORTH HANLEY TRANSIT CENTER TO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON OCT. 12

Event will feature “Wake up to a Sweeter Commute” Rider Appreciation Effort, Followed by Ribbon Cutting Ceremony After getting input from transit riders, area residents, elected officials and stakeholders through a series of in-person and virtual opportunities, Citizens for Modern Transit, AARP in St. Louis and Metro Transit, in partnership with St. Louis REALTORS® and … Continued

CITIZENS FOR MODERN TRANSIT TO HOST NEXT “TALKING TRANSIT” EVENT ON OCTOBER 18: Discussion to highlight the Secure Platform Plan for the MetroLink System

The transit advocacy organization Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) has announced plans for its next virtual “Talking Transit” event, which is set for Tuesday, October 18, at 8:30 a.m. via ZOOM. This event will highlight the Secure Platform Plan for the MetroLink system. Pre-registration is required. The Bi-State Board of Commissioners approved a contract with … Continued

CITIZENS FOR MODERN TRANSIT HONORS “CHAMPIONS OF TRANSIT”

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), the region’s transit advocacy organization, recently celebrated the triumphs of several organizations and individuals in the area who display exemplary commitment to furthering transit in the St. Louis region. During its 38th Annual Meeting on Sept. 8, CMT presented the 2022 Chairman’s Award to Greater St. Louis, Inc; the 2022 … Continued

CITIZENS FOR MODERN TRANSIT ELECTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS

  Organization also Elected Officers and Extended the Appointment of an Existing Board Member CMT has named Ellie Harmon of BJC HealthCare, AJ Soll of Centene, Allan Moore of Spire and Raullo Eanes of Eager Road Associates, LLC, as the newest members of its Board of Directors. All four members were elected during CMT’s 38th … Continued

Expo Opens with More than 45 Percent of Residents Going Carless

The latest development along MetroLink opened Phase 1 on August 1 delivering housing and retail within steps of MetroLink, MetroBus, and more. Even more importantly, only 55 percent of the residents are bringing a car. Since August 1, the Expo has 65 leases, 56 occupied with 31 vehicles.  Jeff Tegethoff, CEO of Tegethoff Development, weighed … Continued

CITIZENS FOR MODERN TRANSIT WELCOMES TRAVIS WOOD AS SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER

Citizens for Modern Transitrecently announced the addition of Travis Wood as its new Senior Program Manager. In this role, Wood will be responsible for enhancing community engagement, cultivating membership and programming opportunities, and working with the executive board to further the vision and goals of CMT. Wood joins the team with experience in the non-profit … Continued

Flood Recovery MetroLink Service Adjustment Effective September 5

Metro Transit will adjust Blue Line MetroLink service beginning on Monday, September 5, in an effort to provide more reliable, on-schedule service. Although train service to all 38 MetroLink stations has resumed, Blue Line trains will only operate between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 and Forest Park-DeBaliviere Stations. Since July 26, the transit agency has been looking … Continued

While Significant Challenges for Transit in FY22, Historic Wins on Several Fronts

Fiscal Year 2022: CMT Transit Advocacy Moves into Action In Fiscal Year 2022, transit advocacy moved into action through the ongoing work of Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT). While the transit industry was plagued by challenges including operator shortages, supply chain issues and historic flooding, this year, the organization celebrated the historic transit investment made … Continued

Citizens for Modern Transit to Remind Transit Riders of its FREE Guaranteed Ride Home Program as “Metro Transit is Getting Back on Track”

  Metro Transit continues to work tirelessly to make repairs and restore train service to the MetroLink light rail system following unprecedented rainfall and flash flooding. Last week, modified MetroLink Single Track Service got underway, but service changes and modifications remain. In turn, Citizens for Modern Transit – the transit advocacy organization – is teaming … Continued


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