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Latest Quarterly Scorecard for Metro Transit Shows Steady Progress Toward a Safer Transit System

The St. Louis regional effort to improve safety and security on the Metro Transit system in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois continues to make significant progress, according to the latest quarterly independent scorecard. WSP, in partnership with East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWGCOG), prepares the quarterly assessments of Metro Transit’s progress. The EWGCOG website also … Continued

Senate Moves Infrastructure Bill; Heads to House

The Senate has passed the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” by a vote of 69 to 30. While only 60 votes were required, 19 Republicans joined 50 Democrats in approving the proposal that includes $550 billion in new spending for roads, bridges, and other infrastructure. In addition to more traditional infrastructure improvements, the bill also … Continued

Ten Toe Express Kickoff Walk with Great Rivers Greenway – September 1

The Sunnen Station and Deer Creek Greenway location definitely has a lot of great nature, culture, and history. It’s a popular walking tour with Great Rivers Greenway.  Join us for the Fall 2021 Special Kickoff walk with special guest walking guide Elizabeth Simons, Community Program Manager with Great River Greenway. From the Sunnen Station to … Continued

Transit Investment a Must

Discussions around infrastructure are intensifying on Capitol Hill. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a five-year, $715 billion INVEST in America Act the first week in July. It includes $109 billion in transit investments. It’s now up to senators. They must keep public transit investment on track. Federal transportation policy has been on autopilot for the … Continued

Request for Proposals for Graphic Design for the Try & Ride Program in Illinois

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD)/Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is requesting the services of a graphic design firm to perform the described professional services for the project below.  If your firm would like to be considered for these consulting services, you may express your interest by responding to the appropriate office, which is … Continued

Team Up This Fall with CMT’s Ten Toe Express

Board and explore this Fall with CMT’s Ten Toe Express! The Ten Toe Express is a walking program linking transit and your own ten toes through group walks that meet at Metro Transit Centers and take public transportation to fun destinations throughout the St. Louis region. Adventure awaits in a variety of places and unique … Continued

Bi-Partisan Deal Reached on Infrastructure

After weeks of debate and discussion, the White House and a bipartisan group of senators said on Wednesday that they had agreement on an infrastructure deal. It passed with a vote of 67 to 32 last night. The $1 trillion package is less than the $2.3 trillion plan that President Biden had proposed.  There is  $550 billion in new … Continued

CMT Selects Consultant for Workforce Development Try and Ride Campaign

CMT has selected 5ByFive Creative for its Workforce Development Try and Ride Campaign to build ridership on transit. 5ByFive Creative was selected from a pool of 5 proposals – evaluated based on the following established criteria: Qualifications of person/firm conducting the work Proposal Quality Product samples – samples provided and/or on firm website need to be relevant … Continued

CMT Selected as a 2021 AARP Community Challenge Grantee

Citizens for Modern Transit is thrilled to announce we have been selected to receive a 2021 AARP Community Challenge grant. We are one of only 244 grantees selected from across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. With this “quick-action” grant we will help fund the Emerson Park Transit Transformation … Continued

Latest Transit Placemaking Project Set to be Unveiled in East St. Louis on Aug. 21

After getting input from transit riders, area residents, elected officials and stakeholders through a series of virtual Design Workshops, surveys and community events, the St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD)  in partnership with Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), AARP in St. Louis and Metro Transit will unveil the final “Transit Stop Transformation Project” at the … Continued

Time for Missourians to Weigh In on Public Transit

Discussions are intensifying on Capitol Hill around the infrastructure bill in the Senate. The U.S. House passed a five-year $715 billion INVEST in America Act the first week in July.  The bill includes $343 billion in roads, bridges and safety investments, $109 billion in transit and $95 billion in passenger and freight rail investments. The … Continued

Transit Key to Success for 2030 Jobs Plan

Transit will play a key role in the success of the recently released 2030 Jobs Plan, according to the panelists of CMT’s Talking Transit event, held on Tuesday, July 20, at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom, to highlight the “Intersection of Jobs and Transit; Driving Economic Opportunity in St. Louis.” The discussion focused on the role … Continued

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