Amtrak Celebrates Record Ridership But May Face Funding Cuts

Yesterday Amtrak celebrated its 30 millionth rider for FY2011 at the Gateway Multimodal Transportation Center. Despite record ridership, there is a federal proposal to cut funding for state-supported Amtrak routes.  These proposed cuts would affect routes between St. Louis and Kansas City and St. Louis and Chicago. Source: KMOX – Amtrak Celebrates Record Under Funding Cloud


Extra MetroLink Service for NLCS Games

Metro will be adding additional MetroLink service Thursday and Friday nights to help accommodate the Cardinal’s fans for the NLCS.  We urge you to take public transit to the game. Why pay a ton of money to park, then have to walk several blocks just to get to the stadium, when you can let Metro… Read more »

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FTA Information Session in Kansas City 10/18/11

FTA Information Sessions: Proposed Title VI and Environmental Justice Circulars FTA is proposing a revised Title VI Circular and a new Environmental Justice Circular. The Information Sessions are the Federal Transit Administration’s efforts to reach out to transit agencies, community based organizations, and stakeholders to provide information about the two proposed circulars and answer clarifying… Read more »


Community Partnership Project Seminar Series 10/25/11

UMSL’s Community Partnership Project (CPP) presents Creating Whole Communities: Understanding the State of Community Development Nonprofits in St. Louis as part of its CPP Seminar Series. Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 – 3:30p-5:00p Reception to follow – 5:00p-6:00p J.C. Penney Conference Center, Room 126 University of Missouri-St. Louis One University Boulevard The event is accessible via… Read more »

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Raleigh Passes $40 Million Transportation Bond

The City of Raleigh, North Carolina passed a $40 million transportation bond in Tuesday’s (10/11/11) election.  The measure passed by an astounding 67% of the votes. The $40 million transportation package includes money to repave more than 60 miles of roads, upgrade bus stops and overhaul the Moore Square Transit Center and to start building… Read more »

FY2011 CMT Annual Report

The Citizens for Modern Transit FY2011 Annual Report is now available. Highlights include: 2010 Annual Meeting, CMT staff changes, including appointment of new Executive Director Kimberly Cella, election of new Board members, our nationally recognize education campaign, the Ten Toe Express walking group, our May 2011 Transit Oriented Development Seminar, and more. Citizens for Modern… Read more »

Letter to the Editor on Transportation Bill

Featured September 7th in the St. Louis Post-Disptach Transportation bill must be reauthorized This past week President Obama urged Congress to pass an extension of the federal transportation program which expires September 30th along with the gas tax.  Why should we care about this in St. Louis?  We should care because it affects every part… Read more »

MetroLink Prom 2011

4th Annual MetroLink Prom

4th Annual MetroLink Prom  The Fourth Annual MetroLink Prom will be held this Friday 10/7/11 from 7:00 to 10:00pm.  Public transit supporters from across the region  will don their best “mock prom” attire for a ride along St. Louis’ own award-winning MetroLink system.  This year’s theme is the color blue, so participants are asked to… Read more »


Transit Oriented Development Study RFP from EWG

East West Gateway Council of Governments has released a request for proposals (RFP) for a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Study as part of the 3-year HUD Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD) Grant.  EWG is seeking a consultant to complete a transit oriented development study of the existing light rail stations within the St. Louis… Read more »


CMT Needs Your Help!

Dear CMT Supporter: We have great news for you as a member of Citizens for Modern Transit.  We have been awarded a federal grant to ramp up our efforts to educate and advocate for better public transportation in the St. Louis region – MetroLink, MetroBus and Call-A-Ride. The program kicked off October 1. However, we… Read more »

Back in Business

We have had some technical difficulties with our site, but now have the blog up and running again. Also look for us on facebook. CMT is focused on educating the public about the importance of transit, even to the non users. We have numerous anecdotal evidence of people who do not use transit having been… Read more »

Ballot Language

This is the language for the April 6, 2010 Transit initiative: “PROPOSITION: Shall the County of St. Louis impose a countywide sales tax of one-half of one percent for the purpose of providing a source of funds for public transportation purposes including the restoration, operation and expansion of MetroLink, MetroBus, disabled and senior transportation, in… Read more »

Transit Alliance Meeting November 12

Some 50 St. Louis area organizations have come together to work on a new effort to pass a half-cent sales tax in St. Louis County to restore lost MetroBus and MetroLink service and to begin setting aside funds for a MetroLink expansion. The meeting is 9 a.m., November 12, Room 300 of Brookings Hall. Organizations… Read more »