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Transportation Day is right around the corner – Join us!

Transportation Day 2012 is set for February 1, 2012 in Jefferson City.  I hope you will consider joining us in our efforts by attending this day of meetings with key legislators at the state Capitol.   We have heard from legislators that they do no think transit is a priority for people in Missouri because they are not … Continued

Winner! CMT Best Transit Pic Contest – December

All this month CMT has hosted The Citizens for Modern Best Transit Pic Contest, a contest where we ask you to snap transit-related photos on your MetroLink and MetroBus trips. The winner receives a free month-long Metro pass. This month’s winner was selected by CMT Executive Director: Kim Cella. There were several pictures of Metro’s … Continued

Kindle Fire Winner Announced

We had an overwhelming response to our Transit Commuter Survery.  Over 1000 of you filled out the survey helping us better understand commuter perceptions of transit in St. Louis, types of messaging that helps increase ridership, and how we can better market the transit system in the St. Louis region. As a token of our … Continued

ULI TAP Belleville Station Final Report

Last month we posted about the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Technical Assistaince Panel (TAP) Citizens for Modern Transit sponsored at the Belleville MetroLink Station (See post: CMT Sponsors ULI TAP at Belleville Station).  The panel of experts has put together their final report and recommendations for development prospects at and around the Belleville MetroLink Station. … Continued

RCGA Launches St. Louis Greenprint 2012

From the RCGA: Last week, the RCGA released “St. Louis Greenprint 2012” an action plan to help grow our region’s green economy, to more than 100 business and civic leaders, many of whom had been directly involved in the development of the Greenprint. “Today we launch the first steps in an ongoing process to develop … Continued

Bringing Transit Message to the Capitol on Feb. 1

Before we know it, the Missouri General Assembly will reconvene for the 2012 Legislative session. There is one item that should be top priority for you and the region: Transit.  You may not ride transit, you may not know anyone who uses the bus or MetroLink; however, Missouri needs transit.  Transit creates, maintains and sustains … Continued

Prop A Win Featured in Shelterforce Journal

Shelterforce, the journal of affordable housing and community building, recently printed an article about the successful 2010 Prop A Campaign. The article was written by professors Todd Swantstrom and David Kimball of UMSL and Tom Shrout of Avvantt Partners, LLC.  The article titled “A Surprising Victory,” is a follow-up to the ‘white paper’ authored by the … Continued

Transit: Enhancing the St. Louis Economy Breakfast 1/27/2012

Before we know it, the Missouri General Assembly will reconvene for the 2012 Legislative session. We know that your company has a list of legislative priorities you would like to see this session especially in the current economy. There is, however, one item that should be top priority for your organization and the region: Transit.  … Continued

Senate Republicans look at ways to fund transportation bill

According to Transportation Issues Daily website, Senate Republicans are looking at several ways to make up the $12 billion shortfall in the Senate proposed transit/highway bill including: $3.5 billion rescinded from Advance Vehicle Technology Manufacturing Loan Program $3 billion transfer from Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund $2.5 billion reclaimed transfers of transportation funds to the … Continued

CMT adopts FY12 Legislative Agenda

With the general session right around the corner, funding for transit at the state level tops CMT’s Legislative Agenda this fiscal year.  Citizens for Modern Transit adopted its FY12 Legislative Agenda on December 7.  Federal reauthorization of the Transportation Bill, supporting MoDOT’s request for $3.06 million for transit funding from the state of Missouri and MoDOT’s … Continued

CMT Board Adopts New Mission Statement

This morning at the Citizens for Modern Transit monthly Board of Director’s meeting board members voted unanimously to adopt an updated mission statement.  The existing mission statement was adopted in 2002. CMT staff and the board felt the mission statement needed to be updated to better reflect the efforts of the organization. The statement has … Continued

CMT Seeks Public Relations Firm for New Grant

Dear Consultant: Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is requesting the services of a consulting public relations firm to perform the described professional services for the project included on the attached list. If your firm would like to be considered for these consulting services, you may express your interest by responding to the appropriate office, which … Continued

Scholarships from Women’s Transportation Seminar

Women’s Transportation Seminar – St. Louis Metropolitan Chapter has 3 – Scholarships available to Graduates and Undergraduates pursuing their degrees in a Transportation related field – APPLICATIONS DUE BY JANUARY 20, 2012 These Scholarships are: Open to women, GPA of 3.0 or higher, Currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in a transportation related field, … Continued

When Gas Prices Go Up So Does Transit Ridership

The Atlantic Cities published an article today about how Americans react to high gas prices.  The article features a soon to be released study by Bradely Lane of the University of Texas at El Paso: “A time-series analysis of gasoline prices and public transportation in US metropolitan areas.” Lane studied gasoline price fluctuations in 33 … Continued

CMT Receives Missouri Foundation for Health Grant

CMT has been awarded a 1-year MFH Healthy & Active Community Local Policy Change grant to focus on seven communities along the MetroLink alignment to foster TOD policy development and adoption. The development of compact walkable communities around transit makes it possible to create healthier lifestyles. The seven communities include Berkeley, Pagedale, Wellston, City of St. … Continued

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