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79 on 1 Line Presentation for the TRANSIT challenge from GOOD IDEAS

STL Alley Lovers took on the challenge presented by Kim Cella, CMT Executive Director, and Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, director of LAmbert- St. Louis International Airport, for the GOOD IDeas for Cities event in St. Louis.  Show us how to increase ridership on our world class transit system. An infrastrucuture  system that this region has invested millions of… Read more »

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Let’s Build Around Light Rail May 8 Luncheon

Join CMT as we kick off our Make Your Move on Metro in May events with the upcoming Let’s Build Around Light Rail Luncheon featuring Katherine Perez, national Transit Oriented Development expert, on May 8, 2012. This will be a great opportunity for local leaders, businesses, non-profits and citizens to hear how public, private and… Read more »

What’s included in MAP-21 – the Senate transportation bill?

On March 14,  theSenate passed S.1813, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) – the Senate’s two-year, $109 billion surface transportation authorization by a vote of 74 – 22. According to the American Public Transit Assocation, here are some key amendments to the bill: The amendment includes a change to the… Read more »

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Senate passes transportation bill with bi-partisan support

The Senate passed a two-year, $109 billion bipartisan transportation bill in a 74-22 vote today.   According to Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Senate bill, cosponsored by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), would help fix 70,000 failing bridges and save or create 2.8 million jobs. The bill keeps federal public transportation funding level while… Read more »

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Senate debating transportation bill right now, Make a call for transit!

Last night, the Senate came to an agreement that they would begin debating the MAP-21 Transportation Bill and start voting on amendments.   A total of 30 amendments will be considered by the Senate, with no possible way for others to be offered or debated, per the agreement.  More than 200 amendments were originally submitted – many… Read more »

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1st Round Community Planning Area Public Meetings Starts Next Week!

Next week kicks off the first round of public meetings in our Community Planning Areas! Ferguson & Environs – March 14th Mid-Metro 5 – March 15 Northeast St. Louis County – March 20 Riverbend Planning Area – March 27 Wentzville-Lake St. Louis-O’Fallon – March 29 Tri City – April 3 Lemay – April 4 Belleville-Swansea… Read more »

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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 »