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Metro Transit to Host Holiday Concerts and Toy Drive

Metro Transit will be featuring music from local caroling groups and musicians at seven Metro Transit Center locations in December. Riders can enjoy the sounds of the season at any of the free, 60-minute concerts. See schedule above. Metro riders and others are also invited to show their holiday spirit by helping to brighten the… Read more »

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Transit funding tops list of Legislative Priorities in 2019

Transit funding, regional transit priorities and safety top the list of CMT’s legislative priorities for 2019.  Citizens for Modern Transit recently released its FY19 Legislative Priorities. The economic future of the State of Missouri is tied directly to our commitment to funding of the State’s infrastructure. Investment in public transit throughout Missouri delivers proven economic results, and promotes… Read more »

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Applications Open for VW Settlement for Transit

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has announced the availability of funds for transit and shuttle buses from the VW Settlement Fund.  For fiscal year 2019 (July 2018 through June 2019), the department will fund $1.75 million in transit and shuttle bus repower and replacement projects. Implementation guidelines can be found here: Transit and Shuttle Buses.  The department… Read more »

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Walked Leaders Wanted for 2019 Spring Ten Toe Express Walks

Love exploring St. Louis, walking and meeting new people? The Ten Toe Express needs you.  To help meet demand, CMT is looking for additional volunteer walk leaders for the Spring 2019 Session, which will kick off on Wednesday, April 3, and run for 12 consecutive weeks.  More than 8,000 area residents have collectively trekked thousands of… Read more »

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Executive Director Kim Cella Featured on KTRS Radio

On November 29th, 2018, Citizens for Modern Transit’s Executive Director, Kim Cella, spoke to Jay Kanzler of the Big 550 KTRS Radio about public transportation and safety and security on the MetroLink system.  Kanzler and Cella discussed a range of topics over the nearly 15 minute long interview.  Cella gave a brief history of the organization… Read more »

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Metro Transit Quarterly Service Change Scheduled for November 26

Metro Transit will make adjustments to nine MetroBus routes on November 26 as part of their quarterly service change. Metro monitors and reviews feedback from riders and operators, and uses this feedback and other trip data to make updates to MetroBus routes and schedules. These service updates are intended to improve on-time performance and MetroLink… Read more »

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Presence & Customer Service key messages from other cities to build confidence back in MetroLink system

  Sacramento, Portland, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Washington DC talked Security on MetroLink Presence, presence, and customer service topped list of recommendations from transit experts to build confidence back in St. Louis Transit system. More than 100 CMT members, transit riders, stakeholders, law enforcement representatives, and community organizations filled the St. Louis Regional Chamber Collaboration Center… Read more »

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Weigh In on EW Gateway’s MetroLink Security Assessment Survey

East-West Gateway Council of Governments is conducting a security assessment of the MetroLink system across the St. Louis region. They want to hear from riders and stakeholders like you.  The 8-month Metro Security Assessment is being led by WSP USA and has been underway since earlier this year. The team is taking a comprehensive look… Read more »

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Catch a Show in Grand Center by Transit

There is a lot of excitement in the Grand Center Arts District and transit can take you there! In the early 1900s, Grand Center was a premier entertainment destination with luxurious movie houses like the Fox Theater. In later years, automobiles carried St. Louisans to the suburbs and the district declined. In 1968, the St…. Read more »

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Loop Trolley set to open for business this week

The 2.2 mile Loop Trolley, connecting the Delmar and Forest Park MetroLink Stations, is set to begin operation on Friday, Nov. 16 with an official ribbon cutting and soft launch event held on November 15.  The event will celebrate the completion of testing of the trolley cars and the beginning of service. The trolley will run… Read more »

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What is the Future of Transit in St. Louis?

Join Citizens for Modern Transit for an update on the Metro Reimagined Study underway in the region looking at a redesign of the St. Louis transit system to meet the needs of the changing community.  Don’t miss this interactive session and hear from Metro’s Executive Director Jessica Mefford Miller on Phase II of the Plan. The… Read more »

CMT Giving Tuesday

Stand Alongside CMT with a year-end gift!

Make a difference with charities and causes you will support in 2018, please consider a year-end gift to Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT). As the regional transit advocacy organization, CMT is continually working to improve and expand transit options throughout the St. Louis region. As you know, public transportation provides thousands of local residents with access to jobs,… Read more »

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Fall for MetroLink and MicroBrews

There is still time to sign up to walk, ride and taste with us! The fall MetroLink and MicroBrews walk is right around the corner! Discover Down Town’s Microbreweries with a visit to Brick River Cider Co. and the Schlafly Tap Room via MetroLink on Thursday, November 8th, 2018.  Walkers will depart from the Shrewsbury… Read more »

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Halloween Laughs and Gasps Accessible by MetroBus and MetroLink

St. Louis is full of haunted attractions, from top rated haunted houses with Hollywood-grade special effects, to historical homes inhabited by specters of St. Louisans past.  There are transit accessible tricks and treats across the area including, trips to the pumpkin patch, planning an escape room getaway, or looking for a paranormal experience with a… Read more »