Team Up with Tommy & Transit for a FREE ride

Citizens for Modern Transit is teaming up with Outfielder Tommy Pham to encourage area residents to take transit. The advertising campaign reinforces that MetroLink and MetroBus are great transportation options for home games and the work commute. This summer submit a photo of yourself on transit with one of Tommy’s ads along the system, and… Read more »


CMT Teams Up with Outfielder Tommy Pham for Season-Long Transit Campaign

Citizens for Modern Transit today announced it is teaming up with Outfielder Tommy Pham to encourage area residents to take transit. The advertising campaign reinforces that MetroLink and MetroBus are great transportation options for home games and the work commute. Pham is a big supporter of transit and utlizes it when he is in town… Read more »

CMT releases RFP for Mobile App Creation

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is requesting the services of a mobile app developer 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 will… Read more »

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MetroLink to Operate on a New Track Starting April 30

Bi-State Development announced that construction of a new section of rail for the Cortex MetroLink Station project has been completed, and MetroLink will begin operating on this new track starting on Monday, April 30. A new section of rail has been installed north of the existing MetroLink tracks between Sarah Street and Boyle Avenue. This… Read more »


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 »