The Forest Park Trolley Returns with Free Rides on Sundays

The Forest Park Trolley, offers area residents, families and tourists to conveniently travel through Forest Park and its many attractions, while also helping reduce traffic congestion in the 1,300-acre park. This year, the Forest Park Trolley will be free for everyone to ride all day long on Sundays throughout the 2018 season. The Forest Park… Read more »

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CMT enhances GRH program with ride-hailing services

Citizens for Modern Transit’s (CMT) Guaranteed Ride Home Program is making it easier than ever for commuters who use public transit, ride their bikes or walk to work to gain access to more immediate transportation options if a personal need arises. Individuals are now able to utilize ride-hailing services, like Lyft, in the case of… Read more »


Amtrak Publishes FY2016-FY2017 Sustainability Report

Amtrak released its FY2016-FY2017 Sustainability Report, a comprehensive update on the company’s financial, social and environmental sustainability performance. The report highlights Amtrak’s progress, including modernizing the customer experience, reducing fuel and energy use, growing revenue through increased ridership, and improving safety and security. “Our stakeholders are counting on us to be good stewards of the… Read more »


Amtrak Rolls Out Two New Rider Discounts

Amtrak has announced two new rider discounts, the Mid-Week Fare Sales and Kids Ride Free discounts.  Both offers can be booked online at  Kids ride free Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays through August, and mid-week fares are reduced by 25% when you travel Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays through October on the Amtrak Missouri River Runner.

Metro’s proposed plan for system & transit safety highlighted at CMT event

Citizens for Modern Transit & the St. Louis Regional Chamber hosted an update on the Metro Reimagined Study underway looking at a redesign of the St. Louis transit system to meet the needs of the changing community on April 27 for CMT members, stakeholders and interested citizens. Metro recently completed their analysis of the current MetroBus… Read more »


Missouri Director of Economic Development Rob Dixon Joins Missouri Hyperloop Coalition

The Missouri Hyperloop Coalition, a public-private partnership dedicated to promoting the construction of a Hyperloop route linking Kansas City, Columbia, and St. Louis along the I-70 corridor, announced that State Director of Economic Development Rob Dixon had joined the group.  Dixon’s Involvement Signals Broad State Involvement in Transformative Project. The Missouri Hyperloop Coalition was formed… Read more »


Americans Took 10.1 Billion Trips on Public Transportation in 2017

Americans took 10.1 billion trips on public transportation in 2017, according to a report released by the American Public Transportation Association. Commuter rail and light rail ridership remained steady, with many public transit systems showing increases. Compared to public transit ridership in 2016, there was a 2.9 percent decrease in ridership as bus ridership declined… Read more »


Take the Earth Day Challenge!

Going to the Earth Day Festival this weekend?  This is the perfect time to get on board with public transit!  The 2018 St. Louis Earth Day Festival is being held April 21-22 at Forest Park on the Muny grounds from 11 am to 5 pm daily.  There will be plenty of food, music, and activities!… Read more »


Bike Share has Arrived in St. Louis!

Bike share has arrived in St. Louis!  Two bike share companies now have a total of 1,500 bikes out in St. Louis, with plans to bring in up to 2,500 by June.  These bikes offer a great opportunity to close the first mile/ last mile gap. These bikes also offer an affordable and healthy compliment… Read more »


CMT Participating in Give STL Day

Citizens for Modern Transit is participating in Give STL Day, which will be held on Wednesday, May 2nd. Give STL Day is celebrating five years and is powered by the St. Louis Community Foundation. Give STL Day 2018 is a 24-hour, online day-of-giving event designed to ignite the spirit of giving across the region and… Read more »

CMT selects consultant for summer campaign

CMT has selected Design Lab 443 for its summer campaign to build ridership on transit. Design Lab 443 was selected from a pool of 5 proposals – evaluated based on the following established criteria: Qualifications of person/firm conducting the work Proposal Quality Product samples – samples provided and/or on firm website need to be relevant to work… Read more »

FTA awards more than $8 million to MO transit to replace aging vehicles

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA)  announced approximately $264 million in project selections to improve the safety and reliability of America’s bus systems and enhance mobility for transit riders across the country. A total of 139 projects in 52 states and territories will receive funding from FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program.  The grants will… Read more »

CMT selected consultant for new grant

CMT has selected the Hauser Group for its new grant to build ridership on the transit system. The Hauser Group was selected from a pool of 4 proposals – evaluated based on the following established criteria: Qualifications of person/firm conducting the work Proposal Quality Product samples – samples provided and/or on firm website need to be relevant to work being… Read more »


MoDNR releases draft VW Settlement Plan including $4M for transit

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed a complaint against Volkswagen last year because its vehicles were emitting nitrogen oxides that significantly exceeded compliance levels and violated the Clean Air Act. The German automaker was found guilty and agreed to pay a $14.7 billion settlement and establish an Environmental Mitigation Trust. Over the next 10 years,… Read more »


Legislative Alert: Multi-Modal amendment to be introduced including TRANSIT

UPDATE as of 4/5/18: Rep. Corlew introduced the multi-modal amendment to HB2540 last evening.  The amendment was defeated by a voice vote.  Rep. Corlew in partnership with Rep. Ruth will be introducing a multi-modal amendment to HB 2540, which is Rep. Haahr’s bill on tax reform.  This dedicated funding stream for multimodal projects in MO… Read more »