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Citizens for Modern Transit Selected to Oversee The Operations of The Missouri Public Transit Association

Selection will Extend CMT’s Managerial Role of the MPTA for Another Three Years  Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) – the St. Louis region’s transit advocacy organization – has been selected by the Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) to continue managing the association for an additional three years, extending the professional relationship between the two groups. … Continued

Citizens for Modern Transit Offers Complimentary, $5 Metro Day Pass to Those Who Participate in “World Car-Free Day” and Post Pic To Social Using @Cmt-Stl

Wednesday, Sept. 22, is World Car-Free Day – which encourages motorists to give up their personal vehicles for the day to realize the many benefits associated with taking public transportation, walking, or cycling to get where they need to go. In response, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), the St. Louis region’s transit advocacy organization, is … Continued

APTA Releases Annual Public Transportation Fact Book for 2021

The American Public Transportation Association’s annual Public Transportation Fact Book contains national aggregate statistical data covering all aspects of the public transit industry in the United States and Canada. Major sections in the new report include an overview of U.S. transit facts, transit finances and operating statistics by modes of travel, transit vehicle characteristics and … Continued

House T&I Establishes Affordable Housing Access Program as Part of Infrastructure Package

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I), led by Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR), advanced legislation in a vote of 37-29 to invest nearly $60 billion to make America’s infrastructure more sustainable, resilient, and equitable, and to reduce carbon pollution from the transportation sector.  During prior negotiations over the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, transit funding was … Continued

CMT’s Annual Meeting | Public Transit Can Get Us There

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) hosted its 37th Annual Meeting virtually on Thursday, Sept. 16. The event served as an opportunity for transit riders, major employers, academic institutions, and labor and community organizations to witness all CMT has accomplished this past year as it worked to champion, challenge, encourage and advocate for public transit in … Continued

Citizens for Modern Transit Recognizes “Champions of Transit”

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), the region’s transit advocacy organization, recently celebrated the incredible efforts of several organizations and individuals for their exemplary commitment to championing transit in the St. Louis area. During its 37th Annual Meeting, held virtually on Sept. 16, CMT presented the 2021 Service Award to St. Louis-area transit operators; the 2021 … Continued

Citizens for Modern Transit Elects New Board Members

The region’s transit advocacy organization, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), has announced it has elected Ryan Arnold of Ameren Missouri, Felicia Clayton of ATU Local 788 and Joel Fuoss of Trivers as the newest members of its Board of Directors. All three members were elected during CMT’s 37th Annual Meeting, held virtually on Sept. 16, … Continued

Reinforcing that Transit is a Homerun for the Work Commute

Thousands of St. Louisans know that public transportation is a convenient and cost-effective means for traveling to and from downtown St. Louis for baseball games. And as part of their next community engagement effort, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), Metro Transit, St. Clair County Transit District, the Bureau of Transit Police and Metro Transit Public Safety will be … Continued

Congress working to move Infrastructure Deal before Sept. 30 expiration

Congress is working on a deadline to go before the House votes on the bi-partisan infrastructure bill. The current Infrastructure Bill expires on September 30. September 15 is the deadline for markup in all the House committees including Banking and T&I. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill passed by the Senate back in July provides $39 billion … Continued

CMT Releases RFP for Design Work for Permanent Placemaking Project

Citizens for Modern Transit is teaming up with the St. Clair County Transit District and AARP in St. Louis to activate the space around a MetroBus stop at the Belleville MetroLink Station in Belleville, IL. This joint initiative, known as the “Transit Stop Transformation Project,” will transform the area between the MetroBus area serving both … Continued

Metro Transit Service Adjustments Scheduled for September 6

Metro Transit will make adjustments to MetroBus routes in the City of St. Louis and in St. Louis County on Monday, September 6, as part of its quarterly service change and to address operator shortages. These route and schedule adjustments are being implemented to better match service levels to available manpower resources, which will help … Continued

Design Consultant selected for IL Try and Ride Program

Design Lab 443 was selected for the 2021 IL Try and Ride Program.  The selection committee chose Design Lab 443 from a pool of five proposals – evaluated based on the following established criteria: Qualifications of person/firm conducting the work Proposal Quality Product samples – samples provided and/or on firm website need to be relevant … Continued

Gas Tax to Generate Revenues for City and County for Transportation

The 12.5-cent, phased-in, motor fuel tax increase enacted through SB 262 will provide additional transportation investment for state and local projects. Cities and Counties will receive 30% of the additional revenue (after refunds are claimed) to make improvements to local transportation systems. Based on calculations from the Missouri Department of Transportation, St. Louis County will … Continued

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