2019 Midwest/SW Transit Conference will be held September 11-13 at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza in Kansas City, MO

Registration is now open for the 2019 Midwest/SW Transit Conference which will be held September 11-13 at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza in Kansas City, MO.  The conference will provide a space for transit professionals, stakeholders, elected and interested citizens across the Midwest to share innovative ideas and best practices with a variety of top presentations, workshops and… Read more »


Bi-State Development Welcomes Herbert Simmons to Its Board of Commissioners

Bi-State Development announced Herbert Simmons is the newest member appointed to its Board of Commissioners. The St. Clair County Board recently approved Simmons’ appointment to the board. Simmons, Director of the St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), replaces Jeffrey K. Watson whose board term had expired.  Additionally, Simmons was recently elected Chairman of the… Read more »



  Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) announced the election of Charles Hinderliter, Director of Government Affairs for St. Louis REALTORS® and resident of St. Louis County, to its Board of Directors. He will serve a three year-term. Prior to taking on his current position with St. Louis REALTORS®, Hinderliter worked at the St. Louis Regional Chamber… Read more »


Join CMT in Celebrating 35 Years of Moving Transit Forward

Citizens for Modern Transit, founded in 1985, will be celebrating 35 years of advocating for public transit on July 31, 2019 at Innovation Hall adjacent to the Cortex MetroLink Station to mark the occasion and invite you to join us as a sponsor. Three and a half decades ago CMT began its mission to introduce MetroLink… Read more »


Ten Toe Express® Spring 2019 Special Walks Announced

The Spring 2019 Ten Toe Express® Session will kick off on Wednesday, April 3 and run 12 weeks.  The AARP sponsored program started in 2007 and has introduced more than 8,000 active older adults and residents to the region’s transit system and the places they can go using it.  Don’t miss all the great walks… Read more »


Senate moves Conceal/Carry Bill on Transit Forward

The Senate Transportation Committee voted out SB39 yesterday which would allow conceal carry on transit vehicles in Missouri. It has been placed on the Senate Perfection Calendar.  It is the 4th bill on that calendar so it’s possible the Senate could get to the bill very quickly.  CMT urges you to reach out to the senators who represent… Read more »

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Public transit in the St. Louis region plays a key role in providing access and equality, creating jobs, building stronger economies and furthering the vibrancy of local neighborhoods. The strength of the local system is a result of the unwavering commitment of many local leaders, businesses and organizations – including Kimberly Cella, executive director of… Read more »

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SLU’s Pestello Confirmed to Bi-State Board of Commissioners

Governor Parson named St. Louis University President Fred Pestello to the 10-member Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District board comprised of five Illinois appointees and five Missouri appointees in October 2018. Today, the Missouri Senate confirmed this appointment to the Bi-State Board of Commissioners. Dr. Pestello is the President of Saint Louis University,… Read more »

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CMT, Transit Agencies Oppose SB39 – Conceal & Carry on Transit

The Senate Transportation Committee heard testimony  yesterday on Senate Bill 39 (SB39)  sponsored by Senator Bob Onder.   SB39 would allow conceal carry on transit vehicles. Various bills were introduced in the MO House of Representatives and the MO Senate this session which would allow individuals with conceal/carry permits to carry their firearms on public transit buses, vans,… Read more »


Government Shutdown, and Subsequent Lack of Federal Funding, Causing Public Transit Providers to Reduce Services

The ripple effect of the government shutdown has made its way to Missouri’s roadways. Rural transit providers throughout the state are currently operating without FTA Section 5311 and 5310 funding, leaving agencies to rely on other funding sources or reserves to continue to provide critical transit services to residents. OATS Transit, for example, which provides… Read more »

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Infrastructure Tops the List of Priorities for 2019 Legislative Session

Missouri Governor Mike Parson made his State of the State address on Wednesday. As expected Governor Parson stressed workforce development and infrastructure in his State of the State address. This included his support for increased broadband coverage, $75 million in increased funding for workforce development programs and an infrastructure plan for transportation funded by budget… Read more »