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Consider A Year-End Contribution in Celebration of 40 Years of Transit Advocacy

As the region’s transit advocacy organization, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) works to champion, challenge and encourage the advancement of public transit access to better connect communities, promote equity and drive economic growth. The organization’s vision, tenacity and extraordinary leadership also plays a fundamental role in helping to maintain a safe, integrated and affordable transportation … Continued

Madison County Transit in Illinois to reduce service due to operator shortage

After three years of struggling with a driver workforce shortage, the Madison County Transit (MCT) Board of Trustees approved service reductions which will take effect on December 3, 2023. Despite ongoing efforts to recruit and retain drivers, a double digit workforce shortfall remains, necessitating mandatory overtime and posing a risk of driver fatigue and compromised … Continued

CMT Releases RFP for Bus Stop Design

Citizens for Modern Transit is teaming up with AARP in St. Louis to activate the space around a bus stop within the City of St. Louis. This joint initiative, known as the “Transit Stop Transformation Project,” will transform the area around MetroBus located in the City of St. Louis, into a fun, artistic space that … Continued

Construction Underway on MetroLink Extension Project in St. Clair County

Construction on the MetroLink Extension project in St. Clair County is officially underway. The project will extend the MetroLink light rail system 5.2 miles from the existing Shiloh-Scott Transit Center to MidAmerica St. Louis Airport. Plans also include a MetroLink station, new roadways and the expansion of the MetroBikeLink System, which is a network of … Continued


Citizens for Modern Transit, AARP in St. Louis, St. Clair County Transit District and Metro Transit have announced that the Fairview Heights Transit Center, located at 9720 West Route 161, has been selected as the site for the next “Transit Stop Transformation Project.” Engineering and construction management firm Gonzalez Companies and designer Design Lab 443 … Continued


Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) today announced that Karen Troxell has joined the transit advocacy organization as Program and Membership Manager. In this capacity, she will be responsible for managing day-to-day programming and membership activities, overseeing social media channels and developing website content. Troxell brings experience in sustainability and advocating for public transit access. For … Continued

Celebrate CMT’s 40th Anniversary as a Sponsor Today

As the region’s transit advocacy organization, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) works to champion, challenge and encourage the advancement of public transit access to better connect communities, promote equity and drive economic growth. This year CMT is celebrating 40 years of transit advocacy, and we invite you to join us as a sponsor for a … Continued

Weigh in with St. Louis County Council Today on Transit Investment

Updated, November 15, 2023  St. Louis County Council Chair Shalonda Webb reintroduced the FY2024 transit appropriation, Bill 230,  at the St. Louis County Council meeting on October 24, 2023.   On Nov. 14, members of the County Council perfected Bill 230  with a 6-1 vote in favor of the appropriation.  The final passage on the bill … Continued

Cost of Car Ownership on the Rise; Time to Give Transit a Try?

Due to rising gas prices, significant maintenance, finance, and insurance costs, and higher purchase prices due to a variety of supply chain issues, the annual cost of car ownership continues to climb.  According to AAA, the annual cost of new-car ownership rose 13% from last year to more than $12,000.  Personal vehicles now account for 16% … Continued

MetroLink Single Track Operations Through October 15

MetroLink will operate on a single track evenings at several locations on the light rail system in the City of St. Louis this week to allow for construction and maintenance work. Riders may experience brief delays during their evening commutes. The impacted stations are: Laclede’s Landing Station Convention Center Station 8th & Pine Station Stadium … Continued

IL Governor Announces $2.1M in grants for local bike paths

St. Clair County Transit District to receive $200,000 grant   A total of $2,161,000 in grants to help communities develop and improve 13 local bike path projects throughout Illinois was announced today by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker. The St. Clair County Transit District is set to receive $200,000 for a MetroBikeLink Extension.  The five-mile expansion … Continued

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