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SCCTD releases RFP for Bike Trail Study

St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to IDOT prequalified engineering firms for engineering services to complete two (2) corridor studies for West Boulevard in the City of Belleville and Frank Scott Parkway running through various communities within St Clair County. Interested firms should submit four (4) copies of … Continued

House Unveils Multi-Year Reauthorization Bill

  The House has unveiled its multi-year reauthorization bill.  The Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act is a 5-year, $494 billion investment to get existing infrastructure working again and fund new  projects to create millions of jobs and support American manufacturing and ingenuity while … Continued

Bi-State Awarded $2.38 Million Grant to Purchase Electric Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced approximately $130 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting facilities. Bi-State Development was awarded a $2.38 million … Continued

MetroBus Fare Collection Resumes on June 1

Metro Transit will resume front-door boarding and fare collection on MetroBus vehicles beginning on Monday, June 1, with temporary changes to fares and fare collection. To reduce the person-to-person contact between bus operators and passengers, Metro has been waiving the collection of cash fares on MetroBus since March 21, and riders have been boarding buses … Continued

CMT Talking Transit Sponsorship Opportunity

Transit is essential to communities and since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Metro Transit has been working around the clock to implement protocols to ensure the safety and security of riders and operators. Actions continue to be modified as restrictions are lifted as part of our community’s reopening plan. Join CMT for a virtual … Continued

CMT’s VIRTUAL “Talking Transit” Event to Provide STL Transit Update

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) has announced plans for a virtual “Talking Transit” event, featuring Metro Transit leaders, to be held via ZOOM at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23. Transit is essential to communities, and since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Metro Transit has been working around the clock to implement protocols to … Continued

Citizens for Modern Transit’s Ten Toe Express Walking Program to Start June 4

As restrictions continue to be lifted as part of our community’s reopening plan, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) today announced the resumption of its award-winning Ten Toe Express program. The program provides area older adults – and other interested individuals – with the tools they need to integrate walking with public transit use to get … Continued

Former CMT Board Chair Elected Chair of Bi-State Development Board

At their May 21 Meeting, the Bi-State Development Board of Directors elected former CMT Board Chair Rose Windmiller to Chair of the Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District board. The Bi-State board is comprised of five Illinois appointees and five Missouri appointees. Windmiller is the Associate Vice Chancellor of Government Relations & St. … Continued

Transit Ride & Abide Policy Moves Forward at Bi-State

On Friday, May 15, the Bi-State Development Security Sub-Committee voted unanimously to send a proposed Ride & Abide Policy to the full Bi-State Board for approval in June.  The Ride and Abide policy was originally one of the action items outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the locally elected officials and Bi-State in … Continued

2020 Legislative Session Recap – Missouri’s Limited Transit Investment Remains Unchanged; Federal Funding Increases with CARES Act

The second half of the 2020 Missouri legislative session pivoted to dealing with the impact of COVID-19 including a $700 million budget shortfall.   While many areas of the budget saw additional cuts, Missouri’s investment in transit for 2020 continued to remain the same. The Missouri Legislature just wrapped its 2020 session including its work on … Continued


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