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April 25 is #GetOnBoard for Public Transit Day

April 25th is Get on Board for Public Transit Day. The new national awareness and advocacy day encourages people to support public transportation and showcases the benefits it brings to communities.  Each weekday in the U.S., 34 million people board public transportation. Missouri public transit providers alone provide more than 62 million rides a year. Additionally,… Read more »

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St. Clair County Transit District Issues Selfie Shtick Challenge

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) teamed up with Art on the Square, UMB Bank and local architect-artist Gary Karasek to bring art to life along eleven miles of the MetroLink and MetroBikeLink trail in St. Clair County.  Sponsored by UMB Bank, Rails, Trails and Art is a series of vibrant, moving Shtick People Sculptures that… Read more »

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Ten Toe Express® AARP Breakfast Bunch Walk Announced for June 1

Explore new areas of St. Louis, get in some exercise, and have a good meal with the AARP St. Louis Breakfast Bunch. On select Saturdays this session, AARP volunteer-led groups of Ten Toe participants will ride the MetroLink then walk to one of our many great St. Louis area restaurants to enjoy a yummy breakfast… Read more »

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CMT Offering Scholarships to 2019 Midwest/SW Transit Conference in KC in September

The 2019 Midwest/SW Transit Conference & Expo is set for Sept. 11-13 in Kansas City, MO at the Intercontinental Hotel. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet with other transit professionals, stakeholders, elected officials, and interested citizens to shape policy, develop networks, and collaborate to share knowledge and create new ideas for transit. The conference will provide a… Read more »

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Strategic Security Plan Opportunity to Get St.  Louis Back on Board with Transit

Commentary, St.  Louis Business Journal, March 29, 2019 Missourians rely on public transit for 62 million rides a year. A safe, reliable public transit system plays a key role in stimulating economic development, attracting and retaining business, establishing healthier, sustainable communities, connecting individuals to job opportunities and furthering equality. Unfortunately, ridership on St. Louis’ public… Read more »

County Council Approves $5M in Transit Funding in Bill 62

Last fall, the County Council withheld $5 Million from the Bi-State appropriation requesting an update on safety/security before the remaining funds would be appropriated. After several meetings with Bi-State CEO Taulby Roach and St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, the council voted 6-1 last night to approve Bill 62. The Council approved the $5 million in… Read more »

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Regional Leaders Celebrate Successful Debut of Metro Landing of Swansea

Southwestern Illinois Development Authority (SWIDA) and Bywater Development Group joined with Bi-State Development and other key stakeholders and guests for the official ribbon cutting celebrating the grand opening of Metro Landing of Swansea. The $11 million, transit-oriented development (TOD) introduces senior apartment living adjacent to the Swansea MetroLink Station in Swansea, Ill., and has opened… Read more »

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CARDINALS FANS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE TRANSIT TO CARDINAL’S GAMES

As thousands of Redbird fans get ready to flock the streets of downtown St. Louis in celebration of the start of baseball season, Citizens for Modern Transit, Metro Transit, the MetroLink Police Unit, St. Clair County Transit District and University of Missouri – St. Louis are teaming up to reinforce the advantages of public transit… Read more »

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County Council Advances Transit Funding in Bill 62

Last fall, the County Council withheld $5 Million from the Bi-State appropriation requesting an update on safety/security before the remaining funds would be appropriated. After several meetings with Bi-State CEO Taulby Roach and St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, the council voted 7-0 last night to advance Bill 62 to a final vote next week… Read more »

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Spring 2019 Kickoff – Ten Toes Tours the Gateway Arch

Join us for the 2019 Ten Toe Express® kickoff walk exploring St. Louis history at the St. Louis Arch!  Ten Toe Express® walkers will be treated to a guided tour of the newly remodeled Gateway Arch Museum with an emphasis on St. Louis History.  The Museum at the Gateway Arch covers 201 years of history about… Read more »

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Metro Transit Quarterly Service Change Scheduled for March 18

Metro Transit will make adjustments to nine MetroBus routes on March 18 as part of the quarterly service change. Metro monitors and reviews feedback from riders and operators, and uses this feedback and other trip data to make updates to MetroBus routes and schedules. These service updates improve on-time performance and MetroLink connections, and are… Read more »

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CMT members urged to reach out to County Council members on Bill 62

Last fall, the County Council withheld $5 Million from the Bi-State appropriation requesting an update on safety/security before the remaining funds would be appropriated. Significant actions have been taken to improve the security of the Metro Transit system over the last two months, and with the release of the recent MetroLink Security System-wide Assessment, more… Read more »

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Transit is the New Official App for Metro Transit

Metro Transit has announced Transit as the official real-time information and trip-planning mobile application for the St. Louis region’s public transportation system. Transit counts millions of active users in more than 175 cities worldwide, including tens of thousands in Metro Transit’s service areas: the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County in Missouri, and… Read more »