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Winner! CMT Best Transit Pic Contest-February

For the eighth month in a row, CMT has hosted the The Citizens for Modern Best Transit Pic Contest. The winner receives a free month-long Metro pass. This month’s winner was selected by CMT’s Community Engagement Director: Jessica Niemeyer.   This month’s photo, highlights the underground platform areas found in downtown St. Louis, specifically the… Read more »

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STL ridership on the rise as federal transportation bill remains uncertain

Metro’s ridership continues to rise across the board as federal funding for public transit remains uncertain.  Metro ridership is up for the first six months of Fiscal Year 2012 (July 2011-December 2011). System-wide, ridership on MetroLink, MetroBus, and Metro Call-A-Ride increased eight percent over the same period in the previous year. Metro recorded 23,371,166 boardings… Read more »

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Governor Jay Nixon Nomination for Bi-State Board

The Governor has nominated Aliah Holman, of St. Louis, to the Bi-State Development Agency of Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District. The Bi-State Development Agency Board of Commissioners provides policy direction for the Bi-State Development Agency, which was created in 1949 through a compact between Missouri and Illinois. Holman is the senior marketing manager for Express Scripts in… Read more »

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Latest news from CMT on transit

Don’t miss CMT’s weekly eblast. Today’s headlines include WTS Award event on Feb. 23, Ten Toe Spring Registration Events, Federal transportation bill, and much more.  February 22, 2012 Eblast

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CMT steps into new areas in IL on Ten Toe Express

Series of Upcoming Registration Opportunities Set for February and March Citizens for Modern Transit’s (CMT) successful Ten Toe Express program is going strong with more than 7,000 active participants, many over the age of 60, who have learned how easy it is to utilize the region’s public transit offerings and their own ten toes  to… Read more »

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Amendment potentially adds funding back for transit for HR7

Discussions continue on Capitol Hill on funding for the transportation bill.  Today, the Senate Transportation bill is up for a vote.   In addition this week, Congressman Nadler (D-NY), a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, offered a bipartisan amendment designed to restore transit funding to H.R. 7, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act…. Read more »

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Boehner pushes back consideration of transportation bill

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, has decided to complete consideration of the House version of the surface transportation authorization (HR 7) after next week’s congressional recess. The decision was made one day after House Republican leaders announced they were splitting the bill into three parts in a bid to overcome intense opposition to some… Read more »

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Chance to get involved in community discussions for HUD Grant

The HUD Regional Planning & Sustainable Development Grant that was awarded to the St. Louis is underway.  The goal of this effort is to envision a better future for St. Louis region that is sustainable,  equitable, and livable. The first round of community meetings has been set. As a consortium partner on this grant, CMT can… Read more »

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2007 analysis of development around Light rail still applicable

In 2007, Cady Scott, now with McCormack Baron Salazar, published a case study analysis on the development around the light rail system as her capstone project at St. Louis University. Many of these lessons learned are still applicable today.    Getting on the Right Track: Realizing the Development Potential of Light Rail.   A case study analysis of development… Read more »

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Public transit needs its supporters to get on board now!

Please consider taking a moment to contact your Congressman about the current version of the federal transportation bill, H. R. 7, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, the House’s proposal for transportation reauthorization. The current version of the bill sets transportation funding back more than 30 years and will directly threaten our local transit projects… Read more »

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CMT poses transit challenge for GOOD Ideas for Cities

Citizens for Modern Transit in partnership with Lambert-St. Louis International Airport issued a challenge for the upcoming GOOD Ideas for Cities event in St. Louis on March 8. GOOD Ideas for Cities taps creative problem-solvers to tackle real urban challenges and present their solutions at live events across the country. The St. Louis event will be… Read more »