RFP for Public Relations Released for Ridership Programming

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) in partnership with St. Clair County Transit District is undertaking a two-year education campaign, which will including launch of new programming, partnership collaboration and rider/community engagement.   CMT is seeking a firm to assist with these efforts in planning, executing and promoting these events and messaging items.   The programs would include… Read more »

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CMT Releases RFP for Graphic Design

Request for Proposals for Graphic Design to Citizens for Modern Transit for the Ten Toe Express® Program Federal Project CMAQ – 5456(615) Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with the campaign for CMT’s Ten Toe Express® Program to promote ridership on the transit system.  The goal will… Read more »

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Metro Transit Expands MetroLink Access Project

An expansion of a MetroLink access pilot project is nearing completion and will change how riders access the platforms at the Delmar Mand Central West End MetroLink Stations. As an expansion of the MetroLink Access Project sponsored by Citizens for Modern Transit that launched in September 2018, fencing and other infrastructure is being installed at… Read more »


St. Clair County Transit District, Ameren Illinois Partner to Upgrade Lighting at MetroLink Stations

  The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD), in partnership with Ameren Illinois, recently completed a new lighting project at all MetroLink stations in its service area.  The lighting project, which included upgrading outdoor lighting from halogen to LED at all 11 Illinois stations, will enhance the rider experience while improving safety, efficiency, and security… Read more »

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CMT Talking Transit: Metro Transit Security Plan Update

Citizens for Modern Transit’s upcoming “Talking Transit” event, sponsored in part by the Lochmueller Group, Metro Transit, and St. Louis Regional Chamber, will provide an update on the transit security efforts underway including a panel of Metro Transit’s new Public Safety leadership team. Jim Wild, executive director of East-West Gateway Council of Governments and sponsor of the MetroLink… Read more »


Transit Delivers More Than $3 Billion in MO According to 2019 Impact Study

Citizens for Modern Transit reported the findings of a six-month study designed to quantify the economic impact of public transit services in the state of Missouri to area leaders today at its quarterly “Talking Transit “ event held at the St. Louis Regional Chamber Collaboration Center. Highlights, including the fact that the direct and indirect… Read more »

The New Real Estate Mantra - Locate Near Public Transportation

The New Real Estate Mantra – Locate Near Public Transportation

Neighborhoods located within a half-mile of public transit services outperformed those in areas farther from public transit based on a number of factors, according to a report released today by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the National Association of Realtors®. “The Real Estate Mantra – Locate Near Public Transportation” highlighted the critical role… Read more »

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Coat Donations Needed for Toasty on Transit Pop-up Coat Exchange

To help commuters stay toasty on transit this winter, Citizens for Modern Transit, Metro Transit, AARP in St. Louis, the Bureau of Transit Police, St. Clair County Transit District and UMSL are teaming up to host a Pop-up Coat Exchange. There will be coat racks at the Belleville and North Hanley MetroLink stations from Dec…. Read more »


St. Clair County Transit District to Introduce MicroTransit in East St. Louis

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) announced the launch of Pilot Program on November 1 to provide flexible, on-demand, shared ride service for areas outside walking distance in East St. Louis to transit.   The St. Clair County Transit District’s six-month pilot program is made possible through a partnership with TransLoc and Southwestern Illinois College… Read more »


County Council Approves Partial Bi-State 2020 Appropriation

After several months of discussions, the St. Louis County Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to send the Bi-State Development Agency about two-thirds of the money it requested for its 2020 annual budget appropriation.  Each year, Bi-State goes through an appropriation process with both the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County.   This year’s appropriation request… Read more »


St. Louis County Takes on Action Plan for Walking and Biking

St. Louis County is undertaking an Action Plan for Walking and Biking. The Action Plan will be a countywide plan that provides a guide for improving walking and biking conditions throughout St. Louis County over the next 20 years. “We know that transit riders having a walking component at one or both ends of their transit… Read more »