Is Walkability a Luxury?

Robert Steutville is editor of Public Square: A CNU Journal, and he has some opinions about that.  His passionate response to a 2016 book titled The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us, by Joel Kotkin, and the idea that walkable neighborhoods are a luxury that is not attainable for middle-class Americans, connects the… Read more »

Metrolink and MicroBrews – Maplewood MicroBrew Tour

Walk, ride and taste with us! Discover Maplewood’s Microbreweries with a visit to Schlafly Bottleworks and Side Project Brewing via MetroLink on Saturday, April 14th, 2018.  Walkers will depart from the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station on the 10:19 AM train to Maplewood and then transfer to the #31 bus. The first stop on this happy adventure… Read more »

Metro Announces Service Change Scheduled for March 12

Metro will make adjustments to eight MetroBus routes on March 12, as part of its 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. Details of the Quarterly Service Change effective March 12: #18 Taylor: Weekday… Read more »

CMT releases RFP for public relations firm for new grant work

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is requesting the services of a consulting public relations firm for assistance with its new grant to build ridership on the system. CMT is undertaking a two-year education campaign, which will include a safety and security campaign including a demonstration project, partnership collaboration and rider/community engagement. In addition, the program… Read more »

Northside-Southside study continues to move ahead

The consulting team led by AECOM  continue to move forward on the Northside Southside MetroLink Study. More than 229 people cam out in January to see the findings and provide input. Attendees heard the following at the open houses in January: List of benefits and impacts of on-street light rail – the first of its… Read more »

Public Invited to Panel Discussion on TDD Financing for Transit, Hosted by Missouri Public Transit Association

Public transit plays a critical part in our region’s transportation system. Expansion is needed, but funding continues to be cut. To help explore financing opportunities for transit, the Missouri Public Transit Association is hosting a panel discussion highlighting the role Transportation Development District (TDD) funding played in financing the successful KC Streetcar project and how… Read more »

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department steps up for MetroLink security

  The St. Clair County Transit Board voted on Feb. 20 to allocate an additional $125,000 to fund the hiring of three additional St. Clair County Sheriff’s deputies to help cover expanded MetroLink patrols to the Missouri side of the river.   The allocation, at Sheriff Richard Watson’s request, would increase the number of deputies to… Read more »

CMT & MPTA members carry message to State Capitol for Transportation Day

More than 30 CMT & Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) members carried the message door to door about the importance of transit and transit investment on Transportation  Day 2018 on Feb. 15. Dozens of legislators were contacted to talk about state supported investment of transit including MoDOT’s ask for next year of $3 million from General Revenue… Read more »

White House releases Infrastructure Plan

The White House released its infrastructure package yesterday.  The package,  “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America”, states that it will stimulate at least $1.5 trillion in new investment over the next 10 years, shorten the process for approving projects to 2 years or less, address unmet rural infrastructure needs, empower State and local authorities,… Read more »

CMT Panel highlights community impact, equity and benefits of transit expansion

More than 85 CMT members, regional stakeholders and interested citizens explored ways to further unify the St. Louis community through the growth of the region’s public transit system at the CMT’s Panel Discussion:  “Unifying a Region through TRansit Growth.”  Special thanks to CMT’s sponsors including BJC Healthcare, DCM Group, and the St. Louis Regional Chamber. In… Read more »

Public Invited to Panel Discussion on Further Unifying a Region for Growth through Transit, Hosted by Citizens for Modern Transit

Event is Free, but Registration is Required Public transit plays a critical part in our region’s transportation system. In recent months, elected officials, local stakeholders and community members created a collaborative network to address ridership issues, including enhanced safety and security measures. To help explore opportunities to further these collaborative efforts, Citizens for Modern Transit… Read more »

Missouri is “Crushing” on Transit

In conjunction with Valentine’s Day, the Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) and Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) are encouraging Missouri residents to express why they love public transit through a “Crushing on Transit” social media campaign. “Some Missourians rely on public transit to get to work, to gain access to much-needed goods and services, to… Read more »

CMT and STL Food Policy Coalition to link transit and healthy foods

Citizens for Modern Transit will be linking up with the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition this  Spring to talk about access to healthy foods through transit.   The partnership will kick off with a CMT Special Ten Toe Walk linking walking and transit to local, fresh foods.  On May 10, members of the St. Louis Food… Read more »

Mallory Box joins CMT as Director of Membership and Programs

   The region’s transit advocacy organization, Citizens for Modern Transit, today announced Mallory Box of St. Charles, Mo., as its new director of membership and programs. She will work to manage ridership programming, while furthering membership, educational and advocacy opportunities designed to promote the benefits of public transit usage Box brings with her more than… Read more »