CMT Metro Market demonstrates possibilities for MetroLink park-ride lots

CMT in partnership with Metro, Great Rivers Greenway and Beyond Housing provided a glimpse into the possibilities for MetroLink park-ride lots in the region with the CMT Metro Market on June 5 at the Rock Road MetroLink station.  Dining? Shopping? Entertainment? A Sea of Cars?  The CMT Metro Market provided area residents and visitors the… Read more »

Great adventures await this summer with Transit & Trails in St. Louis

Start exploring with your own ten toes, Metro and greenways Connect MetroBus  and MetroLink to the Great River Greenway system to some exciting destinations this summer. Now is the time to start your adventure. . . St. Louis has some of the best transit to trail connections thanks to Great Rivers Greenway and Metro.   Get… Read more »

Join CMT & the Regional Chamber on a Conversation on Transit Funding

There are several significant transit expansion and service innovation proposals that have received extensive review and already enjoy substantial support in the St. Louis region.  Leading examples include the Northside/Southside light rail project, Bus Rapid Transit service, and the St. Louis Streetcar initiative.   An overall lack of funding, however, has prevented any of these (and… Read more »

St. Louis County to fund light rail expansion study

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger announced at the East-West Gateway Council of Governments’ board meeting in May  the county intended to spend $1 million to study MetroLink expansion. He also asked this study be included in East-West Gateway’s Connected 2045, the region’s long-range regional transportation plan. The plan currently outlines $4 billion worth of projects that… Read more »

Define a clear strategy for future transit projects

CMT Executive Director Kim Cella’s Op-Ed as it appeared in the St. Louis Post Dispatch on May 26: East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the local planning organization for the St. Louis region, is currently soliciting public comments on its newest long-range regional transportation plan, known as Connected2045. The plan outlines $4 billion worth of projects… Read more »

CMT Great Race win for Region with local partnerships

Whether a supporter for Team East or Team West for the 2015 CMT Great Race; Relay to the Rails, the event was a win for the region with the number of partnerships, local media participation and overall community wide advocacy for multi-modal options in St. Louis. While Team East took home the win for 2015 and… Read more »

Weigh in on long range transportation plan for the region

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the local planning organization for the St. Louis region, is currently soliciting public comments on its newest long-range regional transportation plan, known as Connected2045. The plan outlines $4 billion worth of projects that are in addition to the $27 billion required over the next 29 years for maintenance. If… Read more »

Don’t miss the St. Louis Earth Day Symposium – Livable Communities on June 3

St. Louis Earth Day Symposium – Livable Communities June 3, 2015, 8am – 5:30pm Saint Louis University, Il Monastero Scholarships and discounts available to ensure access for all those interested. Attendees will learn about sustainability practices that are changing the face of our cities and neighborhoods, while creating a positive environmental, social, and political impact in our… Read more »

St. Louis County names head of Department of Transportation

St. Louis County has named the new head of their newly-minted Department of Transportation.   Nichalos Gardner was approved by the St. Louis County Council last week as the head of the Department of Transportation.   He is transplant from Washington, D.C. Gardner comes from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.  He holds an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from… Read more »

LOCAL MEDIA PERSONALITIES JOIN CMT TO RAISE AWARENESS on LOCAL TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS INCLUDING TRANSIT

“CMT’s GREAT RACE 2015: A RELAY TO THE RAILS” COMPETITION Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) has recruited local media personalities and other local influentials to compete in the organization’s 4th annual Great Race competition, which plays off the CBS television hit “The Amazing Race” to raise awareness about the alternative transportation options available in our… Read more »

CMT remembers public transit visionary with Education Fund

Transit continues to move forward in St. Louis. However, in 2014 the region and Citizens for Modern Transit lost one of its greatest transit advocates, Fred Epstein.  Fred was a true public transit visionary, dedicating years to the transit discussion and bringing St. Louis MetroLink to fruition, in part through his leadership.  CMT is honored… Read more »