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Gas Tax Increase Moves in Legislature

With one week left in the 2021 Legislative session, the House Rules – Legislative Oversight Committee voted SB 262, a 12.5 cents/gallon increase in the state motor fuel tax phased in over 5 years, out of committee by a 7-4 vote, sending the bill to the House floor for consideration. In its current form, SB … Continued

Thank You for Helping Us Build Places Around Transit on Give STL Day!

Thank you for your gifts on Give STL Day! The day the region sets aside to support our area non-profits including Citizens for Modern Transit, and our “Where do we ‘stop’ next in St. Louis?” initiative. Transit has been essential throughout this entire pandemic delivering essential workers, providing access and jobs. Transit will continue to … Continued

Sponsorship Opportunities for the upcoming 37th CMT Annual Meeting

Please reserve September 16, 2021 for the Citizens for Modern Transit’s 37th Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon. While this year’s format will be different with COVID protocols, we remain committed to delivering an exciting program that reinforces the importance of public transit access and recognizes those who are championing transit in the St. Louis area.   … Continued

Design Consultant selected for Summer Riding Program in IL

Bauerhaus Design, Inc. was selected for the 2021 MetroBikeLink  Summer Riding campaign.  Bauerhaus was selected from a pool of six 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 asked to … Continued

Federal Mask Mandate on Transit Extended through September 13, 2021

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.  Today, this order was extended through September 13, 2021. Security Directive (SD) 1582/84-21-01A applies to passenger railroads, intercity bus services, and public transportation. The order … Continued

CMT’s Talking Transit Highlights How the Bus System Serves as a Driving Force for Development

Local developers, community leaders and Metro Transit highlighted the opportunities around developing near transit including bus routes at the latest CMT Talking Transit event.  On Thursday, April 29, CMT’s “Can the Bus Drive Development” Panel Discussion highlighted how an integrated bus system can be a driving force for development, positively impacting equity, livability and future … Continued

$568B Alternative Infrastructure Investment Plan Proposed

In response to President Biden’s $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan proposal, a group of Senate Republicans are proposing a scaled-down five-year, $568 billion infrastructure plan. The two-page plan was released on April 22nd and includes an outline for the breakdown in funding. The primary difference in the two plans, beyond the overall size, is how … Continued

St. Clair County Transit District Approves Final Design Concept for the “Transit Stop Transformation” Project At Emerson Park Transit Center

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), has approved a finalized design concept for the “Transit Stop Transformation Project” at the Emerson Park Transit Center. The project, being completed in conjunction with … Continued

GiveSTL Day an Opportunity to Help Move Placemaking at STL Bus Stops with CMT

Give on May 6. Give the gift that moves St.  Louis through CMT’s work. Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) and AARP in St. Louis initiated a pilot project through its Transit Placemaking Program in 2019 to transform a bus stop in Maplewood. The effort, known as the “Maplewood Transit Stop Transformation Project,” converted the Maplewood … Continued

2021 Midwest Transit Conference Arrives in St. Louis in September

This fall the Missouri Public Transit Association, in partnership with the Iowa Public Transit Association and Kansas Public Transit Association, will be hosting a 2 ½ day Midwest Transit Conference in St. Louis. Both in-person and virtual options will be available for attendees. The conference will provide transit providers, stakeholders, elected officials, and others the … Continued

Kirkwood Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Renovate Historic Train Station

East-West Gateway Council of Governments awarded a Transportation Alternatives program grant to the City of Kirkwood for $1.5 million. This grant will be used for the Historic Kirkwood Train Station Restoration project that the city and the Historic Kirkwood Train Station Foundation are taking on. Some of the updates to the train station include a … Continued


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