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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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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. … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Bi-State Development Recognizes CMT for 35 years of Transit Advocacy

Bi-State Development recognized Citizens for Modern Transit at their September Board meeting for 35 years of transit advocacy in the region.   CMT Board Chair June McAllister Fowler and Executive Director Kimberly Cella were on hand to receive the award from Bi-State CEO and President Taulby Roach and Bi-State Board Chair Mike Buehlhorn. “We are honored … Continued

RFQ Released for Design Collaborator for Maplewood MetroBus Project

Citizens for Modern Transit, the regional transit advocacy organization, and AARP St. Louis are working to activate the space around a Maplewood MetroBus Stop at the corner of Marshall and Manchester with the help of the City of Maplewood, Citizens National Bank and KaBOOM!, a nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C., that helps communities build playgrounds … Continued

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