WSP-USA selected to conduct MetroLink Security Audit in STL

The East-West Gateway Executive Director was authorized this morning to enter into an agreement with WSP USA to lead the MetroLink System-Wide Security Audit.   WSP was selected from a group of six proposers by a selection committee with representation from St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Clair County, East-West Gateway and Bi-State.  The $400,000, 6… Read more »

CMT releases RFP for creative for Summer Transit Campaign

Request for Proposals for Citizens for Modern Transit For  CMT Safetrek and Transit Marketing Materials Federal Project CMAQ-5456-612 Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a consultant to assist CMT in the creation of a comprehensive marketing campaign on CMT partnership with Safetrek in St.  Louis for transit riders to build and promote ridership on the transit system.  Key… Read more »


Congress approves funding bill with increase funding for Transit

Congress approved an Omnibus bill for the 2018 fiscal year that runs through Sept. 30 last week and included billions of dollars in additional funds for federal-aid highway, transit, rail and transportation grant programs. The House voted 256-167 on March 22 to approve it, and the Senate followed early the next morning in a vote… Read more »


Citizens for Modern Transit Joins the St. Louis Green Business Challenge

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) has teamed up again with the St. Louis Green Business Challenge as a sponsor of the 2018 season.  The St. Louis Green Business Challenge was launched in 2010 by the St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce working with the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Garden continues to deliver the program today… Read more »


What is the future of the STL MetroBus system?

Join Citizens for Modern Transit & the St. Louis Regional Chamber for 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.  Hear from Metro’s Director of Planning Jessica Mefford Miller. Metro recently completed their analysis of the current MetroBus… Read more »


Funding Transportation: What are other states up to?

Since 2012, 21 states have increased transportation revenues by a variety of means, while many others have been unsuccessful.  Examining the effective approaches of states that were able to increase revenues for transportation improvements may provide a road-map for other states to follow to increase their own transportation funding. Successful Insights: All increases were by… Read more »


Metro announces on demand text and email updates

Metro announces text messaging and email update notifications to help plan trips on transit.  Adding to their already available line up of tools including Trip Planner, the Metro On The Go mobile app, and their automated phone service. The new service allows users to text Metro to receive real-time MetroBus information. In addition to travel… Read more »


Possibilities for Transit Parking Transformation

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is creating new spaces where surface parking lots once neighbored transit hubs.  The underutilized parking lots are becoming centers of retail, residential, and office center, all while increasing ridership among Atlanta residents.  Several of these highly anticipated and transformative projects are quickly coming to fruition. The following is a… Read more »

Board of Aldermen approves nominations for Prop 1 Tax Board

Last week, the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen approved the Mayor’s nominations to the Economic Development  Tax Board, which under state law, will help make determinations on the distribution of Proposition 1 sales tax revenues raised.  Individuals appointed include:  Richard T. Bradley (president of our Board of Public Service), James J. Dwyer (developer largely… Read more »

KC Streetcar gaining momentum across the state

Running from the River Market on the north end to Union Station and Crown Center on the south, the Kansas City (KC) Streetcar connects all the downtown neighborhoods with 16 platform stops and 2 miles of track.  The KC Streetcar opened for service on May 6, 2016 to much fanfare. Five months after streetcar operations… Read more »

Nashville Transit Referendum Set for Public Vote in May

Nashville’s $5.4 billion light-rail proposal is set for a public vote in May.  Vanderbilt University conducted a poll, Feb. 8-19, and found that 66 percent of Nashville residents think the city’s transit system needs major improvements to keep up with growth. If passed, the referendum would fund a combination of 26 miles of new light… Read more »

CMT offering scholarships to 2018 MO Transit Conference in Columbia

The 2018 Missouri Public Transit Association Conference & Expo is set for Sept. 19-21 in Columbia, MO at the Holiday  Inn Executive Center. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet with other transit professionals, stakeholders, elected officials, and interested citizens to shape policy, develop networks, and collaborate to share knowledge and create new ideas for transit in… Read more »

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 »