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Metro Transit Receives First Two Electric Buses

Metro Transit is preparing for the 2021 launch of its first battery-electric vehicles into MetroBus service thanks to the help of several partners including Ameren Missouri, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), New Flyer, GILLIG, and the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE). The first two of a total of 14 battery-electric articulated buses have … Continued

Transit: Creating Connections, Decreasing Distance

Op-Ed from St. Louis American, October, 2020  Addressing equity issues comes down to leveling a playing field that has been notoriously and historically unequal in the St. Louis region. Public transit is one of the assets in the community that does that in a positive and present way that people can see. It is all … Continued

Bureau of Transit Police Welcomes New Commander

Captain Melissa Webb is the new Commander of the Bureau of Transit Police, fulfilling the role of Captain Scott Melies, who has returned to serve in the Division of Patrol. The Bureau of Transit Police is responsible for patroling the MetroLink system including stations, platforms, MetroBus transfer centers and trains.  The bureau includes officers from … Continued

CMT and Partners Provide St. Louis Transit Security Update

Citizens for Modern Transit and local stakeholders hosted a community meeting on October 13 to provide an update on measures taken to date with regards to transit safety and security and opportunities for engagement moving forward. “As the regional transit advocacy organization representing more than 22,000 constituents, including riders, major employers, academic institutions, labor and … Continued

MetroLink Passengers to be Transported by Bus Between North Hanley and Lambert Airport Stations on October 17 & 18

To accommodate necessary maintenance work on the light rail system, MetroLink will not operate between the Lambert Airport Terminal 1, Lambert Airport Terminal 2 and North Hanley MetroLink Stations on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18. During this period, MetroLink Station Shuttles will transport MetroLink passengers by bus between the North Hanley MetroLink Station … Continued

ST. CLAIR COUNTY TRANSIT ANNOUNCES NEW, ON-DEMAND PUBLIC TRANSIT SERVICE

  SCCTD VanGo to Replace the 17X Lebanon-Mascoutah MetroBus   St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) announced it is partnering with transit tech company Via to launch a new, on-demand transit service in Lebanon and Mascoutah that will debut on Monday, Oct. 19. The service, called SCCTD VanGo, allows weekday commuters to hail a safe … Continued

Continuing Resolution Signed Today Extends FAST Act One-Year

President Trump signed a continuing resolution (CR) that funds federal government programs on today, October 1, through December 11 which included an extension of the surface transportation bill (FAST Act) one additional year. Senate passed the CR late on September 30 by a vote of 84 to 10.  The House passed its CR, which included a one-year … Continued

ST. CLAIR COUNTY TRANSIT DISTRICT INCREASES OFFICER PRESENCE ON METROLINK

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) announced it has secured 68 part-time, secondary deployment officers to help augment the 15 full-time St. Clair County Sheriff Deputies currently assigned to the St. Clair County segment of the MetroLink alignment. This will provide a noticeable difference in onsite officer presence and act as a deterrent to … Continued

DOT Increases Request for Transit for 2021 in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced a new decision item on the part of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for transit at the Missouri Transit Conference in September.   According to MoDOT Director Patrick K. McKenna at the conference, MoDOT recognizes the challenging times that transit is under during the pandemic and will be requesting … Continued

Headshot of Kim Cella - CMT Executive Director.

MO Transit is Delivering, Now is Not the Time to Abandon the Bus

Letter to the Editor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch  Public transit around the country continues to face declining ridership and revenues due to the upheaval of COVID-19. Even during these challenging times, public transit is delivering essential service and supporting millions of jobs and the economic health of communities in Missouri. The 2019 Economic Impact of Transit … Continued

CITIZENS FOR MODERN TRANSIT RECOGNIZES “CHAMPIONS OF TRANSIT”

The region’s transit advocacy organization, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) recently celebrated the incredible efforts of organizations and individuals for their exemplary commitment to championing transit in the St. Louis area. During its 36th Annual Meeting, held virtually on Sept. 17, CMT presented the 2020 Service Award to Don C. Musick, III; the 2020 Chairman’s … Continued

CITIZENS FOR MODERN TRANSIT NAMES NELSON AS CHAIR OF ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), the St. Louis region’s transit advocacy organization, today announced that Hart Nelson, associate vice chancellor of workforce solutions at St. Louis Community College, has been named the chair of its Board of Directors. Nelson succeeds June McAllister Fowler of BJC HealthCare, who has been a member of CMT’s board for … Continued


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