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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 »

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Federal Transportation Bill update

According to the AASHTO Journal, The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted 29-24 this morning to pass a five-year, $260 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill after a marathon markup session that lasted nearly 18 hours and included consideration of 104 amendments. The House Ways and Means Committee passed the revenue title this morning, and the… Read more »

Transit under attack in federal transportation bill – crucial vote tomorrow!

T4America is reporting that House leadership has proposed killing dedicated funding for the Mass Transit Account. No more guarantee of funding each year and no long-term stability for public transportation. States, cities, communities and their transit systems could lose billions. Take just a minute and joinCMT and others from across the country in telling your… Read more »

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St. Louis needs to engage in transportation discussion

Transportation infrastructure and funding are taking center stage locally and nationally.  The House just released its 5 year, $260 billion reauthorization bill at the federal level. Locally, discussions turn to state support of transit, a possible future station at Cortex and the need to move the next light rail extension forward in the region.  Why should St. Louisans be talking… Read more »

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CMT to receive WTS Innovative Transportation Solutions Award for 2012

What a great day at CMT! We have just received word that CMT will receive the WTS (Women’s Transportation Seminar) Innovattive  Transportation Solutions Award for 2012 on Feb. 23 at the WTS Annual Meeting for our Advocacy/Awareness Programs.  CMT will be honored for its innovative programs such as its TOD Lecture Series, Ten Toe Express,… Read more »

Buzz around possible future Cortex Station

Greg Patterson, Director of Real Estate, discussed potential benefits to the Cortex development if a potential future light  rail station was to come to fruition at the site at the CMT Transit Breakfast on Jan. 27.  Recruiting top people to the region Opportunity to build a good workforce Direct link to the airport Connecting to… Read more »

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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 »