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Chestnut Health in Partnership with the Metro Transit Public Safety Seeking Full-Time Behavioral Health Outreach Workers

Chestnut Health Systems in partnership with Metro Transit Public Safety is seeking candidates for a new, innovative mental health program on transit in Missouri.  The program will mirror a pilot underway in St. Clair County, IL through a partnership with the St. Clair County Transit District.  Individuals would work alongside Metro Transit’s safety and security … Continued

What’s in the Infrastructure Bill for Transit

President Biden signed the $1.2 trillion “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” (IIJA) into law in November. This legislation reauthorizes federal surface transportation programs through 2026. The measure signed into law on November 15, 2021, was exactly what the Senate had passed in early August. The 5- year reauthorization bill includes $91 billion in transit authorization. … Continued

President Releases EV Charging Action Plan

As a part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Transportation (DOT) will establish a Joint Office of Energy and Transportation. The purpose of the newly established office will be focused on developing, deploying and managing an EV infrastructure network across the United States to ensure the national network … Continued

CTAA Helps Agencies Make Sense of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) has produced a summary overview to help transit agencies understand what the new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act means for the future of public transportation. The measure signed into law on November 15, 2021, reauthorizes federal surface transportation programs (transit, highways, rail, transportation planning, transportation safety, and transportation … Continued

A PATH to Greater Public Transit Access  

In May 2021 a report was published that inspired the introduction of bipartisan legislation aimed at improving access to public transportation for college students. The PATH (Promoting Advancement through Transit Help) to College Act, was introduced in November and became part of the House’s version of the Build Back Better Act. The PATH to College … Continued

Funding Tops List of Priorities for 2022 Policy Agenda

Transit funding and regional transit priorities top the list of CMT’s  2022 Policy Agenda. In addition, Missouri transit is delivering $3.6 billion in economic activity each year.  Transit is delivering in Missouri despite the distinct lack of funding. But, the impact could be bigger, better and more profound.   Any increase in investment by the State … Continued

#StayToastyOnTransit with a Transit Ugly Sweater Selfie!

Join in the fun this December on transit by donning your ugliest holiday sweater to win prizes.   We want to see your ugly sweater selfies while you’re out riding Metro Transit! From Dec. 6 – 20, wear an ugly holiday sweater while commuting on transit and post a picture to social media with the hashtag … Continued

CMT Release RFP for Community Engagement

Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a community engagement consultant to assist CMT with a campaign for CMT’s placemaking efforts around transit at the North Hanley Station in partnership with AARP in St. Louis to promote ridership on the transit system.  The goal will be to increase ridership on the system through the permanent … Continued

Weigh in with MoDOT on Need to Fund Transit

MoDOT is currently hosting meetings across the state and taking comments on its $1 billion annual Unfunded Needs List (https://www.modot.org/unfundedneeds ).  From the broader unfunded needs, MoDOT has developed a High Priority Unfunded Needs list to guide the development of projects into funded projects as state and federal transportation funds increase. Right now, transit is … Continued

Design Consultant selected for 2022 Summer Riding Program in IL

Ally Vogel Design was selected for the 2022 MetroBikeLink  Summer Riding campaign. Ally Vogel Design was selected from a pool of four 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 to work being … Continued

“Be Merry on Metro” Set for Dec. 6 To 24

This month of merriment features a host of seasonal surprises at Metro Transit Centers and aboard MetroLink, MetroBus, and Metro Call-A-Ride vehicles. Tis the season for music, lights, Santa, and gifts – and in the coming weeks this merriment will also be part of Metro Transit trips. Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), Metro Transit, St. … Continued

MoDOT Hosting Series of Public Input Meetings; Weigh in on TRANSIT

The Missouri Department of Transportation, working with its statewide regional planning partners, have identified $1 billion in annual unfunded needs. From the broader unfunded needs, MoDOT has developed a High Priority Unfunded Needs list to guide the development of projects into funded projects as state and federal transportation funds increase. Transit is not a top … Continued

CMT and AARP in St. Louis Recognized with an OLGA Award

Citizens for Modern Transit is pleased to announce it was the recipient of an East-West Gateway Council of Governments’ Outstanding Local Government Achievement (OLGA) award in the Leadership in Planning and Design Innovation category. The award was presented to CMT and AARP in St. Louis – during East-West Gateway Council of Governments’ 56th Annual Meeting … Continued


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