Transit included among Ferguson Commission Report’s “Signature Priorities”

The Ferguson Commission released a copy of its nearly 200-page report online this week. Along with focus on law enforcement and court reform, transportation appears among the report’s more than three dozen “signature priorities” under the category that addresses economic opportunity. The Commission’s report proposed 189 calls to action to address inequality and racial disparities… Read more »

CMT releases Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report

CMT hosted its 31st Annual Meeting last Friday, Sept. 11 to a sold out crowd including a keynote presentation by Human Transit author Jarrett Walker.  In addition, CMT released its FY15 Annual Report at the event. Highlights from CMT’s FY15 included: Award of a $10.3 million TIGER grant to Metro in September to expand light… Read more »

CMT Recognizes Organizations for Furthering the Advancement of Transit in Region

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) recently recognized two area organizations for demonstrating exemplary leadership in advancing transit in the St. Louis region. St. Louis Community College and the Ferguson Commission were presented with The 2015 New Initiatives Award and The 2015 Chairman’s Award, respectively, during CMT’s 31st Annual Meeting at  the Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown… Read more »

CMT elects new members to Board of Directors

Citizens for Modern Transit’s (CMT) membership has unanimously elected seven new members, extended the term of three current members and named officers to the executive committee of its Board of Directors. These individuals were approved in front of a sold-out crowd during the transit organization’s 31th Annual Meeting held at Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis…. Read more »

CMT presents the Denver Story; Creative Financing to bring Transit to fruition on Nov. 4

  Come hear how Denver’s FasTracks Transit Program came to fruition through creative financing Denver RTD is building out their multi-billion dollar FasTracks program with almost $6 billion complete or under construction.   The FasTracks program includes commuter rail, light rail, bus rapid transit and expansion and redevelopment of Denver Union Station and the surrounding area…. Read more »

Increase for transit in MoDOT’s FY17 appropriations request

The Missouri Department of Transportation released its appropriations request for Fiscal Year 2017.  The $2.69 billion budget includes 6 percent or $149 million for multi-modal including public transit. The State Transit Program is increasing to $4.2 million; $3 million from General Revenue and $1.2 million from the State Transportation Fund. These funds will be passed on to… Read more »

CMT kicks off FY16 with a year of events & programming

 Today marks the kick-off of Fiscal year 2016 for Citizens for Modern Transit, and we have some great events and programming planned to increase the number of St. Louisans on board with transit and help move transit forward in the region. We are excited to share all of these great events with CMT members and friends. We… Read more »

CMT wraps up FY15 on a high note

As we wrap up Fiscal Year 2015 at Citizens for Modern Transit, we can’t help but highlight some of the successes this year as an organization and for transit in this region. A little more than three decades ago CMT began its mission to introduce MetroLink to the St. Louis area. This year we had the distinct honor… Read more »

How would you fund transit in STL?

Citizens for Modern Transit recently released the results from its Transit Funding Study looking at ways to creatively fund transit in the region based on case studies from other cities.  CMT commissioned the Transit Funding Study in partnership with Transportation for American in November 2014 in an effort to draw attention to the overall lack of… Read more »

Metro service changes set for Aug. 31

MetroBus routes and schedules are regularly updated to improve MetroLink connections and MetroBus on-time performance. Details of the Quarterly Service Change effective Monday, August 31, are as follows:   #41 Lee: Time adjustments to improve schedule adherence on weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays. #49 North Lindbergh: Schedule adjustments to provide better connections at the Ballas Transit… Read more »

MO Transit; Not just an urban issue

When we talk about transit in the State of Missouri, many times that discussion is centered around the more urban areas – St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia.   However, transit is playing a key role in more and more of the rural areas providing service to jobs, healthcare, and other essential trips. For example, OATS… Read more »

It pays to be a member of CMT

Joining Citizens for Modern Transit is one of the best investments you’ll make this year. Join in the next several weeks and you could see even more benefits from CMT. Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) members and friends are moving transit forward, and we invite you to join us as a member today! When you… Read more »

Short term extension for Transportation bill through Oct.

Last week the Senate passed a six year transportation bill, the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy ( DRIVE) Act, which authorizes funding for six years. The House did not take up the Senate bill before their August recess resulting in Congress passing a three month extension to MAP-21 that extends through… Read more »