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St. Clair County Transit District Continues to Provide Free Public Transportation to those Getting COVID-19 Vaccinations in St. Clair County, Ill.

As COVID-19 vaccinations become available to additional subsets of the population, St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) is reminding areas residents that free public transportation is available to those with a confirmed vaccination appointment through the St. Clair County Health Department. These individuals can take the MetroBus and/or MetroLink to the Belleville Transit Center, where another Special … Continued

Mayor Krewson Signs Transformative Electric Vehicle Ordinances into Law

Mayor Lyda Krewson signed into law Board Bills 162CS, 163CS, and 181 on electric vehicle (EV) legislation. These bills are collectively designed to expand EV charging infrastructure across the City in preparation for more electric vehicles entering the market over the next few years. The Krewson Administration modeled the legislative package after successful similar initiatives in peer cities. … Continued

Spring 2021 Kickoff Walk: A Ride Along with Metro Security

CMT will kick-off the 2021 Spring Ten Toe Express Session with a Walk and Ride Along tour of Metro Public Safety including behind the scenes look at keeping the transit system safe. Additionally, this walk is an opportunity to learn about transit technology currently being deployed as well as Metro’s layered security approach. The majority … Continued

US House Panel Approves $30B for Public Transit in COVID Relief Package

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved the $30 billion for public transit funding this week as a part of the third COVID relief bill. The bill will now head to the floor of the House by the end of next week. The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief proposal called for $30 billion for public transit … Continued

US House Panels Set to  Vote on Third COVID Relief Bill today

The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief proposal calls for $30 billion for public transit agencies, $14 billion for passenger airlines, $8 billion to U.S. airports and concessionaires, $1 billion for airline contractors, $1.5 billion to Amtrak and $3 billion for a temporary payroll support program for aerospace manufacturing, the legislation says. The $30 billion for transit … Continued

CITIZENS FOR MODERN TRANSIT LOOKS TO THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN THE ST. LOUIS REGION DURING VIRTUAL “TALKING TRANSIT” EVENT

  Despite unprecedented challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, public transit remains an essential component of the St. Louis region’s transportation system. In honor of Rosa Parks Transit Equity Day, which commemorates Parks’ birthday on Feb. 4 and declares that equal access to public transit is a right for all, Citizens for Modern Transit … Continued

Quarterly Metro Security Scorecard Demonstrates Progress on Several Fronts

Progress has been made on security strategies according to the December issue of the Metro Security Scorecard. Since September 2019, WSP and East-West Gateway have presented the Scorecard updates each quarter. In February 2019, the MetroLink Security Assessment was completed. This project was led by East-West Gateway Council of Governments in close partnership with Metro … Continued

Spring 2021 Ten Toe Express Registration Now Open

Hop aboard the 2021 Ten Toe Express! The Ten Toe Express is a walking program linking transit and your own ten toes through group walks that meet at MetroLink stations and take Metro transit to fun destinations exploring the St. Louis region. We walk in a variety of places and visit unique spots that even the … Continued

Federal Mask Requirement for Surface Transportation Providers

On Saturday, January 30, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Order imposing a mask requirement applicable to public transportation systems, rail, and van, bus and motorcoach service providers to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.  The CDC Order implements President Biden’s Executive Order 13998, Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel, “to … Continued

Citizens for Modern Transit Statement | Jan. 31, 2021

Citizens for Modern Transit’s Board of Directors, staff and members are deeply saddened to hear of the senseless crime on Sunday, Jan. 31, that resulted in the tragic death of a Metro Transit contracted G4S security officer. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends, as well as our partners at Bi-State Development … Continued

Biden Signs Transportation Mask Mandate

On January 21, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order directing federal agencies to “require masks to be worn in compliance with CDC guidelines” in various modes of transportation, including public transportation. Biden’s order is not self-enforcing. Actual mask mandates must be issued by the Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Coast Guard, … Continued


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