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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 »

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New Poll Finds 77 Percent of Americans Oppose Raising the Gas Tax

The Reason Foundation conducted Reason-Rupe public opinion telephone survey of 1,200 adults nationwide and asked them about a range of transportation issues. The results, highlighted below, have a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. This survey is part of a series of Reason-Rupe public opinion surveys dedicated to exploring what Americans… Read more »

Transportation Day is right around the corner – Join us!

Transportation Day 2012 is set for February 1, 2012 in Jefferson City.  I hope you will consider joining us in our efforts by attending this day of meetings with key legislators at the state Capitol.   We have heard from legislators that they do no think transit is a priority for people in Missouri because they are not… Read more »

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ULI TAP Belleville Station Final Report

Last month we posted about the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Technical Assistaince Panel (TAP) Citizens for Modern Transit sponsored at the Belleville MetroLink Station (See post: CMT Sponsors ULI TAP at Belleville Station).  The panel of experts has put together their final report and recommendations for development prospects at and around the Belleville MetroLink Station…. Read more »