CMT Board sets direction for FY19

As CMT nears the end of its fiscal year on August 31, the CMT  Board of Directors adopted the 2019 Goals and Objectives at its August 24 Board of Directors meeting.  This coming year CMT will be focusing on the following issues to further its mission of support/advocacy for public transit: Transit Ridership Safety and… Read more »

Citizens for Modern Transit; St. Louis Transportation

Bi-State Agency receives federal funding for electric buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced last week $84.45 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced propulsion technologies. Fifty-two projects in 41 states will receive a share of the funding. “Communities across America will… Read more »

Citizens for Modern Transit; St. Louis Transportation

Construction in North County impacts 4 MetroBus Routes

Some MetroBus passengers may need to board their bus at a different location, as a Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) construction project at Halls Ferry Circle will require detours for four MetroBus routes in North St. Louis and in North St. Louis County. MoDOT closed half of the Halls Ferry Circle on August 20 to… Read more »

MPTA TO HOST 2018 MO TRANSIT CONFERENCE IN COLUMBIA

Local Transit Professionals, Stakeholders, Elected Officials and Interested Citizens Can Register Today  The City of Columbia, which has made huge strides as the first city in the state of Missouri to move towards fleet of electric buses to reduce expenses, will serve as the backdrop for the Missouri Public Transit Association’s 2018 State Conference and… Read more »

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Ten Toe Fall Kickoff Walk – Behind the Scenes at the Missouri Botanical Garden

What Makes the Garden GREEN? Find out at the Fall 2018 Ten Toe kickoff walk at the Missouri Botanical Garden.  Join us with special guest walk leader “Green Jean” Ponzi, program manager at the EarthWaysCenter, the sustainability division of Missouri Botanical Garden. This walking tour of both public-facing and behind-scenes features will highlight Green building, water and energy conservation, recycling and composting –… Read more »

Transit included in final MO VW Settlement Plan

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources finalized Missouri’s VW Beneficiary Mitigation Plan in August 2018. The department developed the 10-year plan to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) from mobile sources after a nine month public engagement process to solicit input from interested stakeholders across the state. The plan outlines Missouri’s vision and goals for spending $41… Read more »

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Recent State of Workforce Report Indicates Transportation Access Increasing Barrier

St. Louis Community College recently released its 2018 State of the St. Louis Workforce Report. This year, lack of transportation access was one of the top five barriers according to industry sectors surveyed to expanding employment levels. For a decade, St. Louis Community College and its research partners have tracked the recovery and growth of the region’s… Read more »

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Commuters Encouraged to Take Transit During MLK Bridge Closure

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced yesterday that the Martin Luther King Bridge will be closing in both directions through the Fall of 2019 so crews can perform extensive repairs to the bridge’s ramps and roadways. This closure is expected to cause extensive traffic congestion and delays, particularly during the morning commute. To help alleviate… Read more »

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Construction to Begin on Central West End MetroLink Station Platform Extension

Construction is set to begin on the CWE MetroLink Station including extension of the platform to increase capacity.   The platform will remain open during the project which is expected to take about six months to complete, but temporary closures may be necessary at times. Advance notice will be provided for Metro riders if temporary closures… Read more »

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Volunteer Opportunity for Ten Toe Express®

The Ten Toe Express® Walking Program is looking for people who love to socialize and explore!  It is a great opportunity to explore St. Louis with your own ten toes and Metro transit. CMT and AARP St. Louis are looking for new walk leaders to help expand the program today. The Ten Toe Walking Program… Read more »

25 Years of MetroLink

Twenty-five years ago, the first trains left the platform at Union Station as MetroLink began its inaugural ride in St. Louis, helping to expand our public transportation system. Since then, MetroLink has made its mark on our region and earned a reputation for doing so much more than just connecting riders to their destinations. It… Read more »

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Metro Introduces New Text Messaging and Web Chat Service

Metro Transit has introduced a new service for public transit riders.  The service allows riders to connect with Metro Customer Service or Metro Public Safety without having to make a call. Through a new text messaging and web chat service, transit riders can contact a Metro Customer Service representative with questions about their commute or to ask for help… Read more »

LIME TO LAUNCH ELECTRIC SCOOTERS IN ST. LOUIS

Lime, formerly LimeBike, will launch electric scooters in St. Louis TODAY in partnership with the City as part of the company’s dock-free mobility permit.  The Lime-S scooters are the most advanced shared electric scooter model of any mobility company in the country. Lime-S scooters cost $1 to unlock and 15 cents per minute of riding.  “St. Louis has… Read more »

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Fall 2018 Ten Toe Express registration now open

Created to inspire St. Louis area older adults, as well as any other interested individuals, to see how easy it is to integrate walking with public transit use to get around town, the CMT Ten Toe Express Walk Program also promotes the health and well-being benefits of transit commuting. The 2018 Fall Session gets underway… Read more »

St. Louis Leaders Weigh In on MetroLink as Near 25th Anniversary

MetroLink’s 25th Anniversary is right around the corner on July 31.  From the moment MetroLink hit the rails in 1993, ridership far exceeded forecasted expectations.  Today, St. Louis has 46 miles, 37 stations and one more to open very shortly in Midtown in the heart of the Cortex Innovation Community with an interconnected MetroBus system. Voters… Read more »