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President’s Budget Fiscal Year 2021 Released

The President’s Budget for the fiscal year 2021 has been released and can be found here.  The Department of Transportation begins on page 85 of the pdf.  The proposed budget includes several provisions for public transportation including $13 billion in 2021 and $155 billion over the 10-year reauthorization period for Federal Transit Administration programs, to support mobility… Read more »

New Uniforms for Metro Transit Security Specialists

New Contract Security Firm Starts at Metro Transit on April 1

Contract security guard services will be provided on the Metro Transit system by a new company beginning on April 1. Global security firm G4S Secure Solutions competed for and was awarded the contract which was approved by the Bi-State Development Board of Commissioners in December 2019. Bi-State Development operates the Metro Transit system in eastern… Read more »


Bi-State Development Receives Funding for Human Trafficking Awareness Training

The Bi-State Development Agency in St. Louis, Missouri, will receive $187,500 to enhance employee training to recognize human trafficking and address other public safety incidents on buses. The agency was selected to receive funds along with 23 other agencies through the Human Trafficking Awareness & Public Safety Initiative Grant and Cooperative Agreement, announced January 28,… Read more »

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St. Clair County Transit District Board Approves SCCTD Transit Vision 2020 Network Plan, with $29.6 Million Operating Budget

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) Board has voted to approve the adoption of the SCCTD Transit Vision 2020 Network Plan, featuring increased frequency on certain routes, expansion of service on weekends and improved service to area hospitals. The plan was presented at SCCTD’s board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, based on findings and… Read more »


St. Louis to Host Missouri Public Transit 2020 State Conference and Expo

Y ou’re invited! The Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) invites you to attend the 2020 MPTA State Conference and Expo. The conference is scheduled for September 8-10, 2020 at the Marriott Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference will provide a space for transit professionals, stakeholders, elected and interested citizens across the Midwest to share innovative ideas and… Read more »


Calling All Poets and Lovers of Transit

This Valentine’s Day, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) wants to know about your Bus Crush! CMT is encouraging St. Louis residents to express why they love public transit in a poem through the “Bus Crush” social media campaign. Riders that would like to enter the “Bus Crush” poetry contest should write up their best love… Read more »

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RFP for Public Art Released for Maplewood Transit Stop Transformation Project

The “Transit Stop Transformation Project” is a collaboration between Citizens for Modern Transit and AARP St. Louis with the help of the City of Maplewood, Citizens National Bank and KaBOOM!, working together to activate the space around a Maplewood MetroBus Stop.  This joint initiative, will convert the MetroBus Stop area at the southwest corner of… Read more »


MO Senate Appropriations Hearing Set for Tomorrow; Weigh in on Transit Investment

The Senate Appropriations Committee is holding its first hearing tomorrow, January 15, 2020, in hearing room  SCR2 on HB4.  Citizens for Modern Transit and the Missouri Public Transit Association will be testifying on behalf of increased investment in public transit in Missouri.  Public transit is delivering on its promise to Missouri despite the distinct lack… Read more »

Metro Security Quarterly Score Card Results

Latest Transit Security Scorecard Released

Phase II of the MetroLink System-Wide Assessment led by East-West Gateway Council of Governments will wrap up later this winter. The initial study generated 99 recommendations for improvements on the system.  As a part of Phase II of the study, a security report card has been created to track progress on the 99 recommendations and… Read more »

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CMT Elects New Member to Board of Directors

Citizens for Modern Transit today announced it has elected Mark Grossenbacher, professional engineer and St. Charles resident, as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Grossenbacher is the St. Louis Practice Leader of the HNTB Corporation, a nationally recognized transportation/transit engineering design firm headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. He will serve a three-year term…. Read more »


County Council Approves Second Part of Appropriation to Bi-State

After several months of discussions, the St. Louis County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to send the Bi-State Development Agency the remaining one-third of the money it requested for its 2020 annual budget appropriation with passage of Bill 383 and 384 (Ordinances 27,676 and 27,677).  Each year, Bi-State goes through an appropriation process with both the City of… Read more »