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Transit Trekking

Transit is a great way to go!  Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen, Inc. (TWM), an engineering firm based in St. Clair County, Illinois, provides monthly Metro Transit passes to their employees.  In addition, TWM is partnering with the St. Clair County Transit District on the MetroBikeLink extension projects.  Sheila Kimlinger, a transportation group manager with TWM,… Read more »

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Fall 2018 Ten Toe Walk Leaders Wanted

More than 8,000 area residents have collectively trekked thousands of miles exploring the St. Louis region through more than 1,200 guided tours.  Currently, there are more than 350 older adults each session, who collectively make up a total of seven different Ten Toes Express Walking Groups. And, new participants sign up each session. To help… Read more »

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St. Clair County Transit District Responds to Veterans’ Needs in Southern IL

District routes service to newly opened Shiloh Veterans’  Center The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) will now provide service to the newly opened Shiloh Veterans’ Center beginning on July 23.  The #15 MetroBus will be rerouted to accommodate service to the new Veterans’ clinic.  In addition, SCCTD will extend evening MetroLink service in response… Read more »

MetroBikeLink is heading west in 2019

The MetroBikeLink will be expanding westward soon with an estimated opening in 2019.  The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) has partnered with Metro East Park and Recreation District (MERPD) to construct another segment of the trail system along the MetroLink light rail alignment in Illinois.  This proposed section of trail will extend from Memorial… Read more »

St. Clair County Transit District responds to Riders and Expands Service

District underwrites extension of evening MetroLink service The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) will extend evening MetroLink service in response to current riders. MetroLink service will be extended to Shiloh-Scott Station in the evenings instead of truncating service at Fairview Heights. The expanded service will begin on June 23. “We saw an opportunity where… Read more »

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Growing Support for Raising Taxes for Transportation Projects

Researchers from the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) conducted their ninth annual public opinion survey around the question: “What Do Americans Think about Federal Tax Options to Support Transportation?”  Results indicate that a majority of Americans would support higher taxes for transportation under the right circumstances. For example, 72% of respondents supported a gas tax increase… Read more »

Northside Southside MetroLink Study nears completion

After a year and a half of data analysis, study and public feedback from over 60 presentations, meetings and open houses, the Northside-Southside Study team is releasing their recommended first phase project alignment for the City of St. Louis.  The mission of the consulting team was to ensure the best route for Northside-Southside would align with… Read more »

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CMT Elects New Chair of the Board – June Fowler

We are excited to announce June McAllister Fowler of BJC HealthCare has been elected the Chair of the CMT Board of Directors , effective immediately. Fowler succeeds Rose Windmiller of Washington University, who has been a member of CMT’s board for over a decade, serving at the helm since 2014. Windmiller was named to the… Read more »

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MO Governor Appoints former CMT Board Chair to Bi-State Development Board

Governor Parson named former CMT Board President Rose Windmiller to the 10-member Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District board comprised of five Illinois appointees and five Missouri appointees. Windmiller is the associate vice chancellor of government and community relations at Washington University in St. Louis. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science… Read more »

Registration for CMT’s 34th Annual Meeting Now Open

Save the date for CMT’s 34th Annual Meeting on September 7 featuring a keynote from local stakeholders on “Transit Benefits Beyond the Ride.” “Transit, from simple bus stops to light rail stations, can be natural focal points for activity and revitalizing adjacent neighborhoods. Transit benefits go well beyond the ride from point a to point b.  Area… Read more »

St. Clair County Transit District Assists Homeless Veterans after Storm

  District provides much needed transportation as part of community efforts The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) partnered with local and community leaders last Friday to assist area homeless veterans after the storms. When storms ravaged St. Clair County, IL last Thursday knocking out power to thousands of area residents, SCCTD stepped in to… Read more »

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St. Louis Embraces Bike-Share and its Connection with Transit

Bike-share was introduced into the St. Louis area in April of 2018.  Riders have already taken over 100,000 rides with an average of 1200 rides a day!  The average trip of a typical bike-share ride in St. Louis is half a mile.  This highly accessible mode of transportation extends the reach of the current transit… Read more »

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MetroLink Security Assessment Update

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) and the St. Louis Regional Chamber hosted a special “Talking Transit” event highlighting the MetroLink Security Assessment currently underway in the St. Louis region. The presentation was led by Lurae Stuart and Angela Starr of the New-York based consulting firm hired to execute the 8-month, $400,000 study. The MetroLink Security… Read more »