Help CMT by Signing Up for the Patch e-Newsletter

Help out Citizens for Modern Transit by signing up (for free) to receive your local Patch e-Newsletter!  It really is that simple.  Just follow this link, scroll to the top of the page, enter your email address, specific Patch Newsletter location, and type “Citizens for Modern Transit.”    Once a nonprofit has been mentioned by… Read more »


Workforce housing should be a component of TOD

 Todd Swanstrom, Des Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration, UMSL, recently released on Op-Ed piece for Community Builders Exchange newsletter discussing the benefits of including workforce housing in any development around light rail. According to Swanstrom, “What makes TOD so attractive is that it satisfies the triple bottom line, or what is… Read more »


Contractor opportunities available on IL high speed rail project

Construction is underway on the high speed rail extension between Chicago and St. Louis.  IDOT and Union Pacific are about to open the TIER 2 Bid Package for contractors.  Business opportunities with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) go through a bidding process. The bidding process for both organizations… Read more »


Winner! CMT Best Transit Pic Contest Winner-May

For the eleventh month, CMT has hosted the The Citizens for Modern Best Transit Pic Contest. The winner receives a free month-long Metro pass.   In light of our Make Your Move on Metro in May prom0tions, we asked our followers to incorporate how people are making their own move on Metro on a daily… Read more »

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Transportation Improvement Program Public Meetings in June

East West Gateway has announced the following: The draft FY 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program will be released for public comment on June 4, 2012. Subsequently, several public meetings will be held in June to receive public comment on the draft program of projects.  Below is a list of public meeting times and dates. The open… Read more »


Metro Announces Major Eads Bridge Project

Yesterday, Metro announced that they would be undertaking the restoration of the historic Eads Bridge, the first extensive rehabilitation of the support structure in the 138 years of its existence!  This will be a pivotal project in order to maintain the region’s $1.8 billion transit infrastructure for years to come. The project is contracted for… Read more »


Public Transit Still More Affordable Despite Dropping Gas Prices

According to a recent article from the APTA (American public Transportation Association), “individuals who ride public transportation instead of driving can save, on average, $823 this month, and $9,880 annually.”  This was calculated based on utilizing public transit instead of a owning and using a motor vehicle, taking into account the May 9, 2012 national… Read more »

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Team Carshare wins first ever Great Race by seconds

Less than one minute separated first and second place as TEAM CARSHARE crossed the finish line at C.J. Muggs in downtown Clayton, officially earning bragging rights as the winner of the first-ever Great Race event. Hosted by Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), in partnership with Trailnet and WeCar by Enterprise the May 17 event was… Read more »


Win or Lose, happy to be a part of the GREAT RACE

The Great Race is less than 2 hours away, and we hope you will still consider joining us at the kick off at Post Office Plaza at 4:30 or at the Finish Line Party at CJ Mugg’s in Clayton at 5:15 p.m.   Win or Lose, we are so excited to be a part of this… Read more »

Denver is getting it right

A recent comprehensive report released in Denver shows how expansion of that city’s transit system could bring major opportunity to traditionally underserved populations – if local agencies take the necessary steps to prepare and coordinate.  It is called the Denver Regional Equity Atlas, and will be a tool to assist in the coordination of transportation,… Read more »

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The GREAT RACE is tomorrow

Join CMT, Trailnet and WeCar for this exciting event tomorrow, May 17! The Great Race between Team Transit, Team CarShare, and Team Bike will kick off at Post Office Plaza at 4:30 p.m. with a welcome from St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. The race will lead the teams to the finish line at their destination,… Read more »