Metro Board to vote on fare increase next Friday

The Metro Board of Commissioners will vote on a fare increase for the region next Friday, May 18 at their regularly scheduled board meeting. Metro held a series of public meetings earlier this Spring on the fare increases as well as provided other options for public comment including calls, emails and letters.  There were three… Read more »


Come on a Walkabout with CMT at the Rock Road MetroLink Station

CMT in partnership with Beyond Housing is hosting a Walkabout at the Rock Road MetroLink Station on Thursday, May 24,  to look at the possibilities for the neighborhood around MetroLink.  Please join us! CMT received a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health to look at areas surrounding MetroLink stations in our communities. We are asking… Read more »


Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute Tomorrow, May 10!

Stop by the Shrewsbury, 8th & Pine, Forest Park, Belleville, or Civic Center MetroLink Stations/transit centers tomorrow, May 10, from 7-8:30 during your morning commute if you will be using MetroLink, MetroBus, biking or walking! CMT representatives in light blue “Team Transit” t-shirts will be handing out a sweet treat, as well as information on… Read more »


MO Public Transit Association releases report on state of public transit

With the recently formed Blue Ribbon Citizens Committee on Missouri’s Transportation needs  holding one its first public meetings next week in St. Louis, the release of Planning for the Future of Transit by the Missouri Public Transit Association could not be more timely.  The report looks at the current state of public transit in Missouri, funding for… Read more »


Is St. Louis ready to focus on the ‘Last Mile’ with development around light rail?

Metropolitan St. Louis is primed for transformational change, a change in the way we view light rail and what we build around it.  According to Citizens for Modern Transit’s recent keynote speaker Katherine Perez, renowned Transit Oriented Development expert and partner with Estalano LaSar Perez LLP in Los Angeles, St. Louis is ready for a… Read more »


National TRAIN DAY event set for Kirkwood Amtrak Station on May 12

Kirkwood Police will participate in “National Train Day” Saturday, May 12th, 2012, at the Kirkwood Amtrak Station by having safety information and handouts for children and adults focusing on staying safe around railroad tracks and crossings.  The event is this Saturday, May 12th, from 8AM to 2PM at the Kirkwood Amtrak Station, 110 West Argonne… Read more »

Headshot. Katherine Perez

Let’s Build Around Light Rail Luncheon speaker promises to be an exciting talk

CMT is very excited to welcome Katherine Aguilar Perez, our keynote speaker, for the Let’s Build Around Light Rail Lunch next week.  After having several discussions with her, I think she is going to be a GREAT addition to the current dialogue going on right now in the region with regards to building around transit… Read more »


Missouri Blue Ribbon Citizens Committee on Transportation Needs formed

Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley recently formed a Blue Ribbon Citizens Committe on Missouri’s Transportation needs which will be holding public meetings across the state in the next several weeks.  The committee is being chaired by Rod Jetton and Bill McKenna, and they will be looking at total transportation needs in the state. It is… Read more »


Winner! CMT Best Transit Pic Contest-April

For the ninth month CMT has hosted The Citizens for Modern Best Transit Pic Contest. The winner receives a free month-long Metro pass. This month’s winner was selected by American Institute of Architects Executive Director Michelle Swatek.  This shot was taken at a MetroLink crossing, and successfully shows the contrasting pace of a Metro train to… Read more »


WTS Hosts Chicago to St. Louis High Speed Rail Program Lunch

Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) will be hosting a luncheon  on the topic of the Chicago to St. Louis High Speed Rail Program this coming Thursday, May 3.  Phil Pasterak, PE, from Parsons Brinckerhoff, will speak at the lunch meeting to be held at MoDOT’s Transportation Management Center at 11:15 a.m. (14302 S. Outer Forty Rd,… Read more »

Team Transit light blue

Are you on board with TEAM TRANSIT for THE GREAT RACE?

As part of its “Make Your Move on Metro in May” series of events, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), in partnership with Trailnet and WeCar, will work to spark some friendly competition between alternative transportation modes,  as it hosts the first-ever Great Race on May 17. Designed to play off the CBS television hit, The… Read more »