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Setting the Stage for FY19 with Transit

Transit plays a key role in providing access and equality, creating jobs, building stronger economies and furthering the vibrancy of neighborhoods. In short, it helps unify a region for growth, and those benefits go well beyond the ride. Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) understands the significance of public transit and has spent more than three… Read more »

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CITIZENS FOR MODERN TRANSIT TO TEAM UP WITH METRO AND OTHER COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO PILOT PROJECT AIMED AT IMPROVING ACCESS CONTROL ON THE METROLINK

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) and announced it will be teaming up with Metro, East-West Gateway Council of Governments, St. Clair County Transit District, the Organization for Black Struggle and local law enforcement to pilot a MetroLink Access Project designed to help improve fare validation at three highly utilized MetroLink stations. The initiative is among… Read more »

ART ON TRACK FOR METROBIKELINK TRAIL

ST. CLAIR COUNTY TRANSIT DISTRICT PARTNERS WITH ART ON SQUARE, UMB BANK AND LOCAL ARTIST ON RAIL, TRAILS & ART INSTALLATION The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) is teaming up with Art on the Square, UMB Bank and local architect-artist Gary Karasek to bring art to life along eleven miles of the MetroLink and… Read more »

CMT wraps up FY18 with transit at the forefront of many conversations

Throughout FY2018, transit was at the center of many regional discussions. The safety and security of the transit system remained at that the forefront, while details around expansion studies, investment/equity programming, a new service plan and the opening of the new MetroLink Station in the Cortex Innovation Community also created a lot of buzz. In… Read more »

CMT Board sets direction for FY19

As CMT nears the end of its fiscal year on August 31, the CMT  Board of Directors adopted the 2019 Goals and Objectives at its August 24 Board of Directors meeting.  This coming year CMT will be focusing on the following issues to further its mission of support/advocacy for public transit: Transit Ridership Safety and… Read more »

Citizens for Modern Transit; St. Louis Transportation

Bi-State Agency receives federal funding for electric buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced last week $84.45 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced propulsion technologies. Fifty-two projects in 41 states will receive a share of the funding. “Communities across America will… Read more »

Citizens for Modern Transit; St. Louis Transportation

Construction in North County impacts 4 MetroBus Routes

Some MetroBus passengers may need to board their bus at a different location, as a Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) construction project at Halls Ferry Circle will require detours for four MetroBus routes in North St. Louis and in North St. Louis County. MoDOT closed half of the Halls Ferry Circle on August 20 to… Read more »

MPTA TO HOST 2018 MO TRANSIT CONFERENCE IN COLUMBIA

Local Transit Professionals, Stakeholders, Elected Officials and Interested Citizens Can Register Today  The City of Columbia, which has made huge strides as the first city in the state of Missouri to move towards fleet of electric buses to reduce expenses, will serve as the backdrop for the Missouri Public Transit Association’s 2018 State Conference and… Read more »

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Ten Toe Fall Kickoff Walk – Behind the Scenes at the Missouri Botanical Garden

What Makes the Garden GREEN? Find out at the Fall 2018 Ten Toe kickoff walk at the Missouri Botanical Garden.  Join us with special guest walk leader “Green Jean” Ponzi, program manager at the EarthWaysCenter, the sustainability division of Missouri Botanical Garden. This walking tour of both public-facing and behind-scenes features will highlight Green building, water and energy conservation, recycling and composting –… Read more »

Transit included in final MO VW Settlement Plan

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources finalized Missouri’s VW Beneficiary Mitigation Plan in August 2018. The department developed the 10-year plan to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) from mobile sources after a nine month public engagement process to solicit input from interested stakeholders across the state. The plan outlines Missouri’s vision and goals for spending $41… Read more »

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Recent State of Workforce Report Indicates Transportation Access Increasing Barrier

St. Louis Community College recently released its 2018 State of the St. Louis Workforce Report. This year, lack of transportation access was one of the top five barriers according to industry sectors surveyed to expanding employment levels. For a decade, St. Louis Community College and its research partners have tracked the recovery and growth of the region’s… Read more »

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Commuters Encouraged to Take Transit During MLK Bridge Closure

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced yesterday that the Martin Luther King Bridge will be closing in both directions through the Fall of 2019 so crews can perform extensive repairs to the bridge’s ramps and roadways. This closure is expected to cause extensive traffic congestion and delays, particularly during the morning commute. To help alleviate… Read more »

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Construction to Begin on Central West End MetroLink Station Platform Extension

Construction is set to begin on the CWE MetroLink Station including extension of the platform to increase capacity.   The platform will remain open during the project which is expected to take about six months to complete, but temporary closures may be necessary at times. Advance notice will be provided for Metro riders if temporary closures… Read more »

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Volunteer Opportunity for Ten Toe Express®

The Ten Toe Express® Walking Program is looking for people who love to socialize and explore!  It is a great opportunity to explore St. Louis with your own ten toes and Metro transit. CMT and AARP St. Louis are looking for new walk leaders to help expand the program today. The Ten Toe Walking Program… Read more »