SLU President appointed to Bi-State Board of Commissioners

Governor Parson named St. Louis University President Fred Pestello to the 10-member Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District board comprised of five Illinois appointees and five Missouri appointees on Thursday, Oct. 18. Dr. Pestello is the President of Saint Louis University, where he is also a professor of sociology. Dr. Pestello has taught… Read more »


86% of Americans Support Fed Funding for Public Transportation

A new HNTB Corp. America THINKS national public opinion survey finds 86% of Americans believe government should help fund public transportation. According to survey data, this belief is held most strongly among Americans living in urban areas (92%), 85% of suburban respondents, as well as 79% of those living in rural areas agree. According to… Read more »


CMT Board supports Prop. D While Calling for Additional Investment in Transit

The Citizens for Modern Transit Board of Directors recently endorsed Proposition D in support of transportation infrastructure funding at its Oct. 11 Board meeting, however, the Board also called on  the Missouri Department of Transportation, the Missouri Transportation and Highway  Commission and the Missouri General Assembly to prioritize transit investment as well.   As the legislature and Governor examine… Read more »


MetroLink Access Pilot Provides Snapshot on Possibilities for MetroLink Security in Future

While the MetroLink Access Pilot only lasted for 26 days, the project provided a snapshot of what could be with regards to access control and opportunities around the MetroLink stations for security measures.  Riders, law enforcement representatives and regional stakeholders weighed in on the increased level of comfort/confidence in the system with the increased attention/presence… Read more »


CMT Board Elects Brandon Flinn to Three-Year Term on Board

  Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) announced the election of Brandon Flinn to its Board of Directors. Flinn was elected by a unanimous vote at the Oct. 11 CMT Board meeting.  Brandon Flinn is the business manager of the Eastern Missouri Laborers District Council (EMLDC).  Flinn has worked in the field  for various road, bridge… Read more »


Ten Toe Express® Walk Leader Receives AARP Missouri Andrus Award for 2018

Congratulations are in order for Loretta M. Davis, AARP Missouri Andrus Award Recipient for 2018.  The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service is the association’s most prestigious volunteer tribute and recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others.  Loretta is an invaluable part of the AARP… Read more »


St. Louis Development Boom Accessible by Transit

New developments have been announced across the St. Louis landscape.  Recently, the St. Louis Business Journal published an article detailing the $8 billion worth of projects slated and recently completed between the Arch and Washington University.  CMT dug deeper to find out how many of these new projects are accessible by transit.  The list of… Read more »


Don’t Miss Panel Discussion on Transit Security Best Practices on November 16

Sacramento, Portland, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Washington DC talking Security on MetroLink Sponsored by Citizens for Modern Transit, St. Louis Regional Chamber, and East-West Gateway Council of Governments, don’t miss this opportunity to hear from experts from other cities on their Transit Security Programs and their thoughts on security on the St. Louis MetroLink System at… Read more »

New American Road Trip Check

CMT and Transit Bring Home a Win

Recently CMT participated in the New American Road Trip Contest.  The contest was held completely on Instagram.  CMT tied for second place with the Missouri Sierra Club.  Both organizations were recognized for their work in promoting alternative transportation options that create a positive impact on green house gas emissions in the area. Additionally, three organizations shared the… Read more »


Jessica Mefford-Miller Officially Named Executive Director of Metro Transit

Bi-State Development has announced the appointment of Jessica Mefford-Miller as Executive Director of Metro Transit. Mefford-Miller has been serving in this position in an interim capacity since July 1. In her previous role as Assistant Executive Director for Planning and System Development at Metro, Mefford-Miller was responsible for developing and implementing mobility solutions for a… Read more »


Taking Transit? Tell Us Your Thoughts on the MetroLink Access Project

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) teamed up with Metro, East-West Gateway Council of Governments, St. Clair County Transit District, the Organization for Black Struggle and local law enforcement to pilot a MetroLink Access Project designed to help improve fare validation at three highly utilized MetroLink stations.  The project kicked off on Sept. 10 at the Forest… Read more »

New American Road Trip

CMT Participates in New American Road Trip Instagram Contest

Recently CMT participated in the New American Road Trip Contest.  The contest was held completely on Instagram.  The New American Road Trip, an electric-vehicle car tour across America, is aimed at highlighting the stories of people and emerging technologies from America’s heartland that are helping ensure the nation’s clean energy future. Citizens for Modern Transit entered the contest… Read more »

Fair Shares

Transit and Healthy Foods, a Special Ten Toe Express® Walk

Transit and Healthy Foods  – Linking your own ten toes and transit to local, fresh foods. Join the Ten Toe Express® for a special fall walk, exploring healthy foods and where to find them.  For this special walk we will be visiting the Fair Shares CCSA (Combined Community Supported Agriculture). The tour will include a light sampling… Read more »