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The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) today announced it has furthered the reach of its SCCTD Flyer service to include Brooklyn, Ill. The flexible, on-demand, shared-ride service will link residents in Brooklyn to MetroLink, MetroBus and Madison County Transit routes. A ride can be scheduled by calling (618) 800-6884 or through the TransLoc app, which … Continued

Get Ready to Board & Explore!

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), Metro Transit and St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) are partnering to launch the “2021 Board & Explore St. Louis” campaign. This effort is designed to highlight all the area attractions accessible via the region’s safe, reliable and robust public transit system and to encourage people to get out and … Continued

MPTA Releases RFP for Statewide Transit Needs Assessment

The Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) representing all 34 transit providers is interested in learning more about the need for a transportation system that allows for optimum personal mobility within the state. This study will provide the MPTA and Missouri policy makers with a guide to future development of personal mobility options and to identify … Continued

RFP Released for Campaign for SCCTD Flyer

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 Flyer serving several communities in St. Clair County, IL to build and promote ridership on the Flyer and connecting transit system.  Key messaging will … Continued

CMT Seeking Graphic Designer for Fall Ten Toe Program

Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with CMT’s Fall Ten Toe Express campaign:  Board & Explore; Adventure Awaits education program to promote ridership on the transit system.  The goal will be to increase ridership on the system during the fall months. Work products will include Ten Toe … Continued

Stronger Communities through Better Transit Act

In order to address systemic inequities while expanding services and frequency of service, Rep. Hank Johnson (D- GA) is introducing the “Stronger Communities through Better Transit Act.”  The act will   create a new formula grant program available to urban and rural transit providers. Through the grants program, an additional $20 billion in funding for operations … Continued

Amtrak Missouri River Runner Returns to Two Daily Round-Trip Trains

The State of Missouri and Amtrak will restore the second of two daily round-trip trains on the Amtrak MidwestSM Missouri River Runner line between the Amtrak stations in Kansas City and St. Louis starting July 19. Funding from the State of Missouri and the federal American Rescue Plan Act will keep those two round-trip trains running through … Continued

On The Way With ADA

A new pilot program is launching June 21st on Metro Transit. The “On The Way With ADA” pilot program is available for paratransit riders, allowing qualified riders to access MetroLink and MetroBus for free from June 21 through December 17, 2021. Eligible riders, once approved through Metro, will receive a preloaded ADA Paratransit Gateway Card. … Continued

Missouri Public Transit Association to Host “Education Series” Event On June 23

The occurrence of human trafficking is pervasive throughout the United States and is often inadvertently perpetuated by public transit systems as traffickers utilize transit to recruit and transport victims. In response, the Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) is addressing this topic and how the transit industry can play a key role in the prevention of … Continued

2021 Legislative Session Recap – Missouri’s Limited Transit Investment Remains Unchanged; Federal Funding Increases with COVID Relief Bills; CCW on Transit Defeated

The 2021 Missouri Legislative session wrapped on Friday, May 14.   Missouri’s investment in transit for 2021 continued to remain the same, however, for the first time in more than two decades, the legislature passed a fuel tax increase. The Missouri FY 2021 budget only includes $1,710,875 in State Transportation funds for transit.  On May 11, 2021, … Continued

Missouri Set to See First Gas Tax Increase in Nearly 25 Years

On May 11, 2021, and after 4 hours of debate, the Missouri House of Representatives passed SB 262, Senator Dave Schatz’s bill calling for a gas tax increase. The bill is now headed to the Governor’s desk, where it is expected to be signed into law.  SB 262 provides revenue for Missouri’s roads and bridges … Continued

Citizens for Modern Transit Elects Murphey as Board Member

The region’s transit advocacy organization, Citizens for Modern Transit, today announced it has elected Samuel Murphey, chief strategy officer for Greater St. Louis, Inc., as the newest member of its Board of Directors. He will serve a three-year term. Murphey has spent his career leading public affairs teams in both the public and private sectors. … Continued

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