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What Would You Like to See at 5th and MO? Weigh in Today on Design Elements

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), AARP in St. Louis and St. Clair County Transit District in partnership with Metro Transit have turned their sights to the 5th and Missouri Transit Center for the next transformation project. Transit riders, area residents, elected officials and stakeholders have the opportunity to provide insight on what they would like … Continued

STL Transit Ridership Ticking Up Over Prior  Year

At a recent Bi-State Board of Commissioners Operations Meeting, Metro Transit Executive Director Charles Stewart reported transit ridership is on the rise over prior year.   MetroBus ridership is up 5.2 percent over prior year and MetroLink ridership has increased more than 7 percent. Stewart indicated there are still operator shortages impacting service including more than … Continued

SCCTD AWARDED $10.8 MILLION GRANT AS PART OF IDOT’S THIRD ROUND OF “REBUILD ILLINOIS” STATEWIDE TRANSIT FUNDING  

Funds will be used for the Electrification of ATS Vehicles and Supporting Charging Stations The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) has been awarded a   $10,873,440 grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation’s third round of its “Rebuild Illinois” statewide transit capital program. The grant will be used to upgrade SCCTD’s current fleet of Alternative … Continued

MetroLink Single Tracking Underway for System Upgrades

MetroLink will operate on a single track at different locations on some weekday evenings (6 p.m. to end of service) and weekends (all day). During these periods, Blue Line trains will only operate between Shrewsbury and Forest Park Stations. Riders will need to transfer between Blue Line and Red Line trains at the Forest Park … Continued

Madison County Ups Investment in Bikes and Buses

Madison County Transit (MCT) has announced plans for $45 million in bike and bus investments. The investment includes $34 million expansion of its bike trail system, now including more than 20 miles of new trails, two tunnels and seven bridges. In addition, they will invest another $11 million in their bus system. This agency currently … Continued

Governor Outlines Budget Requests in State of State Address

During his State of the State address on January 18, Governor Parson outlined his budget requests including $859 million for Interstate 70 to add a third lane in each direction across the state while omitting investment in transit. The Governor’s request for Interstate 70 would fund expansion from Kansas City and St. Louis as well … Continued

It’s Time to Register for the 2023 Spring Ten Toe Season!

The 2023 Spring CMT Ten Toe Express session is officially underway. This award-winning program, hosted by Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) in conjunction with AARP in St. Louis, helps older adults and other interested individuals lead healthier lives by linking activity, sociability, and exercise with the use of MetroLink and MetroBus. The spring session runs … Continued

MetroLink Secure Platform Plan Moves Forward as Phased Approach

At the Bi-State Board of Commissioners’ Safety and Security Meeting this morning, discussion centered on moving the MetroLink Secure Platform Plan forward in a phased approach.  According to Kevin Scott, Bi-State General Manager of Public Safety, this will allow the project to move forward expeditiously with phased packages of stations and the opportunity for lessons … Continued

Calling all Future Walk Leaders for the Spring 2023 Ten Toe Season

More than 8,000 area residents have collectively trekked thousands of miles exploring the St. Louis region through more than 1,000 guided tours.  Currently, there are more than 300 returning older adults each session that participate in several different Ten Toe Express Walking Groups along with new members each season. To help meet demand, CMT is looking for … Continued

Celebrate Cella’s 29th Year with CMT with a Contribution to Honor Her Efforts

Kimberly Cella, the executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit, has dedicated her entire career –which spans nearly three decades – to championing, challenging, encouraging, and advocating for public transit access to drive economic growth and help improve the quality of life in St. Louis. Her vision, tenacity and extraordinary leadership has been credited with … Continued

Sunnen Station Apartment Complex Opens Next to MetroLink Station

Maplewood is now home to another example of transit-oriented development (TOD) with the opening of the Sunnen Station Apartment Complex.  The second phase of the Sunnen Station Apartment complex was recently completed adjacent to the Sunnen MetroLink Station.  The $30 million multi-family development completed by Holland Construction Services, features 121 units with indoor-outdoor recreational facilities … Continued


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