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Benefits of Locating near Transit Highlighted at latest Talking Transit Event

Locating near transit has a direct impact on property values according to Hugh Morris, Smart Growth Program Director at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).  CMT’ Talking Transit featured the recently released results of the NAR and American Public Transit Association (APTA) report, “The Real Estate Mantra:  Locate Near Transit. ”  Morris shared insights from … Continued

And the 2020 Bus Crush Poetry Contest Winner is…

Congratulations to John Robertson for winning the CMT 2020 Bus Crush poetry contest.  John’s winning poem can be found below.  Participants were asked to submit a love poem for public transit to reveal their “Bus Crush.” Poets were required to use #LoveInMotion or #IHeartTransit when posting their poems to social media to be eligible to win.  After a round of … Continued

CMT Honored with 2020 Arcus Award

The St. Louis Regional Chamber and presenting sponsor RubinBrown announced 2020 Arcus Awards last night during a live reveal streamed event on Facebook and live-tweeted on Twitter. The Arcus Awards celebrate extraordinary achievements of private businesses, governmental organizations, innovators and non-profits that are making the St. Louis region an attractive place to live, work and … Continued

Bi-State Area Leaders Sign Metro Transit Security Agreement

An agreement that outlines a framework for providing a safer, more secure and more comfortable ride for Metro Transit customers was signed today by St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern and Bi-State Development President and CEO Taulby Roach at East-West Gateway … Continued

Commuters “Hopping on Transit” at Select Transit Centers March 20th to Receive a Bunny Candy in Celebration of the Start of Spring

Transit is a safe, beneficial transportation option utilized daily by thousands of St. Louis area residents. To demonstrate appreciation to these individuals and reinforce why transit is a sweet ride, representatives of Citizens for Modern Transit, Metro Transit, Metro Transit Public Safety, St. Louis County Police Department, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, St. Clair County … Continued


Public Invited to Help Create Art Installation for Maplewood Transit Stop Transformation Project Construction has commenced on the Maplewood Transit Stop Transformation Project at the corner of Manchester Rd. and Marshall Ave., and organizers are calling on the local community to help create the public art installation, which will serve as a focal point of … Continued

2020 Bus Crush Poetry Contest Vote

Update: Voting has closed. You can view all poem entries below. The 2020 Bus Crush poetry contest has come to an end. What did we learn? The bus is your friend! Now cast your vote through the survey below. Do it today, and don’t be slow! Deadline Friday, February 28th, 2020. 2020 Entries:     … Continued

Spring 2020 Ten Toe Express Walks Announced

The Ten Toe Express kicks-off on April 1, 2020 with a special walk of the St. Louis Armory with real estate developer Green Street.  Find out more and stay up to date on all upcoming Ten Toe Express walks and register for the spring session at Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – Kickoff Walk: St. Louis … Continued

Be a Voice for Transit Investment

Public transportation serves as a link between people and possibilities. It’s also delivering on a PROMISE to promote equality, job creation, stronger economies and the vibrancy of local neighborhoods. Unfortunately, the lack of state funding over the past several years is negatively impacting transit access. We need your help. Please consider making a difference by voicing … Continued

President’s Budget Fiscal Year 2021 Released

The President’s Budget for the fiscal year 2021 has been released and can be found here.  The Department of Transportation begins on page 85 of the pdf.  The proposed budget includes several provisions for public transportation including $13 billion in 2021 and $155 billion over the 10-year reauthorization period for Federal Transit Administration programs, to support mobility … Continued

New Contract Security Firm Starts at Metro Transit on April 1

Contract security guard services will be provided on the Metro Transit system by a new company beginning on April 1. Global security firm G4S Secure Solutions competed for and was awarded the contract which was approved by the Bi-State Development Board of Commissioners in December 2019. Bi-State Development operates the Metro Transit system in eastern … Continued

Bi-State Development Receives Funding for Human Trafficking Awareness Training

The Bi-State Development Agency in St. Louis, Missouri, will receive $187,500 to enhance employee training to recognize human trafficking and address other public safety incidents on buses. The agency was selected to receive funds along with 23 other agencies through the Human Trafficking Awareness & Public Safety Initiative Grant and Cooperative Agreement, announced January 28, … Continued

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