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CMT shares economic benefits of transit

What an exciting morning for transit in St. Louis! More than 125 people joined Citizens for Modern Transit for Transit: Enhancing the St. Louis Economy Panel Discussion at the BJC Learning Center.  “Every dollar that is invested in transit has a $4 return for this region. You  may not ride transit for work or play…. Read more »

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Cella appointed to NAPTA Advisory Board

CMT ‘s Executive Director Kim Cella has been appointed to the National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates (NAPTA) Advisory Board.  NAPTA (National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates) is a national organization representing more than 3800 grassroots transit coalitions, individuals and organizations that support increasing investment in public transportation. Objectives include: To create a diverse, committed, and visible… Read more »

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Only a few days left to vote for TRANSIT/CMT to GROW St. Louis!

There are only 4 days lefts to vote for CMT and its Ten Toe Program in the Monsanto Grow St. Louis Contest.  In this economic time, it takes more and more effort to find ways to fund programs for not-for-profits like Citizens for Modern Transit.  The Ten Toe Express Program, a hugely successful transit/walking program … Read more »

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CMT hires Community Engagement Director

Citizens for Modern Transit has hired Jessica Niemeyer as the new Community Engagement Director of the organization as of Feb. 1, 2012. A Saint Louis University graduate, Jessica has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  Jessica has worked with CMT for more than one year in an internship role.   She has managed the Ten Toe… Read more »

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Transportation Day at the Capitol is Wednesday 2/1/12!

Don’t forget Transportation Day at the Capitol is this coming Wednesday, February 1, 2012.  CMT will be joining organizations from across the state in Jefferson City to let legislators know that transit is a top priority for CMT, the region, and the state.  Join us! We are asking CMT members and friends to join us… Read more »

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Missouri HB 1117 Read for 2nd Time

Missouri House Bill 1117 – Missouri and Midwest High-Speed Rail Commission Act was read for the second time this legislative session. The bill is sponsored by Representative Michael Brown (Democrat, District 50) of the Kansas City area. “This bill establishes the Missouri and Midwest High-Speed Rail Commission Act and the Missouri and Midwest High-Speed Rail… Read more »

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TOD Community Assessment Tool Survey

As part CMT’s 1-year Missouri Foundation Health (MFH) Healthy & Active Community Local Policy Change grant we are focusing on TOD policy development and adoption in seven communities along the MetroLink alignment. We hope creating and adopting TOD policies will drive development of compact walkable communities around transit stations making it possible to live healthier… Read more »

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New Employee Metro Pass Program at UMSL

On December 23, UMSL began a “trial” Faculty/Staff discounted Metro Pass program.  Employees of UMSL can now purchase a semester long (Jan – May) Metro transit pass for $55.00. This represents a significant cost savings over Metro’s standard monthly pass which costs $68.00 (savings of $285).  With this pass employees have unlimited access to Metrobus… Read more »

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Retrofitting the Region for Economic Success – St. Louis

On September 23, 2011 Citizens for Modern Transit hosted our 27th Annual Meeting.  This year’s meeting featured guest speaker Scott Bernstein, President and CEO of the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT).  Mr. Bernstein presented “Retrofitting the Region for Economic Success – St. Louis” a fact-filled presentation that detailed commuting patterns, housing and transportation costs, and… Read more »

Cella elected to Missouri Public Transit Association Board

CMT Executive Director Kim Cella has been elected to the Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) Board of Directors.  The Missouri Public Transit Association was established to represent the interests, policies, requirements and purposes of public transit in Missouri including promoting research and investigations toward improving public transit in the state.  MPTA keeps a close eye on… Read more »