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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

St. Clair County Transit District Announces Service Changes Set for June 15

To streamline services and meet the changing needs of its customer base, St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) today announced two bus route changes that will go into effect on Monday, June 15. This includes the suspension of the #2X Waterloo-Columbia Express and the discontinuation of the #7 Fairmont City MetroBus route. Alternative service options … Continued

Proposed HEROES Act Needs to Support Missouri Transit

Yesterday, Democrats in the House of Representatives released their next COVID-19 relief bill. The bill includes $15 billion in emergency support for public transportation—while a start, it does not deliver enough to ensure that Missouri transit agencies can keep their workers healthy and safely return to service when this pandemic subsides. The Health and Economic … Continued

CMT Takes Extra Precautions for Spring Ten Toe Express

In preparation for the upcoming Spring kickoff walk as the region slowly re-opens from COVID-19, Citizens for Modern Transit will be taking extra precautions this year for its walks. As of May 11, Metro Transit began requiring masks for all riders and operators.  All walkers for CMT Special walks will receive kits that include a … Continued

Thank You for Your Donation 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, especially these days, with many having to cancel critical fundraising events and revenue-generating programming because of the coronavirus pandemic. Transit has been essential throughout this time delivering essential workers, providing … Continued

Consider CMT on GiveSTL Day this May 7

Today is Give STL Day! The day the region sets aside to support our area non-profits including Citizens for Modern Transit especially  these days, with many having to cancel critical fundraising events and revenue-generating programming because of the coronavirus pandemic. We hope you will consider a gift today to CMT at any level. Transit has been essential … Continued

Metro Transit to Require Face Coverings for Riders Starting May 11

To help protect transit riders and Metro Transit employees from the spread of coronavirus, Metro is taking the important step of requiring all customers to wear face masks. Beginning Monday, May 11, face coverings are mandatory for all Metro Transit customers and employees when riding MetroBus, MetroLink or Metro Call-A-Ride services. Face coverings need to fit … Continued

Join CMT in Supporting Multi-Modal Relief Funding

Citizens for Modern Transit is joining a group of organizations and associations in Missouri supporting multi-modal relief funding and a  multi-year, long term transportation reauthorization bill.  Join CMT and other stakeholders in contacting your US Senators to urge them to support this effort with the following two asks: First, we request an immediate $49.95 billion … Continued

Metro Transit Moving the Needle on Safety Protocols

Transit agencies across the country have been stepping up to ensure vital service while taking safety precautions for staff and riders alike during the COVID-19 outbreak. Metro Transit in St. Louis is setting the bar high in the Midwest by constantly reviewing and tweaking protocols to do just that.  Metro Transit is delivering vital service for essential employees … Continued

MO Legislature to Address State Budget Next Week

The Missouri Legislature is set to reconvene next week on April 27  to begins its mark-up and floor debate of the state’s operating budget.  Their intent is to pass the budget and send it to Governor Mike Parson by the constitutional deadline of May 8th. Rumors are circulating that significant budget cuts will be proposed … Continued

Elevator Rehabilitation Continues at East Riverfront Station on April 23

The elevator serving the westbound platform of the East Riverfront MetroLink Station will go out of service on Thursday, April 23, and will be unavailable for several months as part of an ongoing project to rehabilitate elevators at MetroLink stations in or near downtown St. Louis. Metro recommends the following for passengers who require the … Continued

MetroBus Service Changes Arriving in St. Clair County on June 15

St. Clair County Transit District’s (SCCTD) is working to streamline services to meet the changing needs of its customer base. Some bus route changes will go into effect starting Monday, June 15. These include the suspension of the #2X Columbia-Waterloo and the discontinuation of the #7 Fairmont City. Alternative service options are available for these … Continued

New Shelters have Arrived at the Maplewood MetroBus Stop

New, improved shelters have arrived at the Maplewood MetroBus Stop at the corner of Manchester and Marshall.   The enhanced shelter will now include two new smaller shelters, made from a former shelter, that include art and activity.  One shelter will have a bench and one will have a glider when complete for seating. In addition, … Continued

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Metro Transit Rolls Out New Code of Conduct

Metro Transit is rolling out a new code of conduct for riders throughout the transit system as part of the implementation of recommendations from the MetroLink Security Assessment.  These visual reminders are intended to set clear expectations for riders on MetroLink and MetroBus to help ensure the safety, comfort, and convenience of the system. The … Continued

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