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The region’s transit advocacy organization, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), elected several new officers and members to its Board of Directors during the organization’s 35th Annual Meeting held in downtown St. Louis. Hart Nelson, associate vice chancellor of workforce solutions at St. Louis Community College, and Sheila Holm, associate state director for community outreach for … Continued

New Public Safety Team on the Job at Metro Transit

As of September 9, Metro Transit welcomed its new safety team – Stephen M. Berry, Kevin B. Scott, and Vernon L. Summers in their new Public Safety leadership roles. “This new team will provide an exciting, fresh start for the Metro Transit Public Safety team toward fulfilling our commitment to a proactive, collaborative approach to security. … Continued

Metro Reimagined Set to Launch September 30

On Monday, September 30, Metro will launch the new MetroBus service plan for the St. Louis region, branded as Metro Reimagined. There will be changes to every MetroBus route in Missouri. The new Metro Reimagined plan organizes MetroBus routes into four tiers: Frequent: 10 high-frequency routes offering service every 15 minutes or faster Local: 35 … Continued

CMT Talking Transit Series Presents Economic Impact of Transit Study Results

Hear from Robert M. Lewis, FAICP, CEcD, who is an independent consultant and assistant professor of Urban Planning & Development at Saint Louis University, on the results of this first-of its-kind study including effect of public transit on the economies of Missouri and the St. Louis metropolitan region. Event Details: When: Oct. 22, 2019 Time: 8 a.m. Registration; … Continued

CMT Wraps Up FY19 on High Note with Promise for Transit

TRANSIT: A Promise for Accessibility, Economic Opportunity and Stronger Communities Public transit goes well beyond the ride. It provides accessibility to jobs, education, and healthcare. It promotes social equality. It positions the region for growth. It promises an economic return. Each of these declarations underscores the difference transit is making in our local communities. It’s … Continued

And the Bragging Rights Go to . . . . UMSL

After a day of checking in on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, bragging rights for the first-ever College Transit Challenge were awarded to the University of Missouri-St.  Louis! UMSL’s students and staff captured the honor by having  the most participation in the challenge, sharing more online posts and pics highlighting their transit use than any other … Continued

Mascots Meetup on MetroLink for the College Transit Challenge

Led by the mascots for each of their schools, students, faculty and staff from five of the St. Louis region’s colleges and universities hopped on board the Metro Transit system Aug. 28 to compete in the first ever College Transit Challenge. Hosted by Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), Metro Transit, St. Clair County Transit District … Continued

Metro Transit Schedules Two Public Hearings on New Service Plan

Metro is inviting the public to attend one of two presentations to find out more about the final Metro Reimagined plan. The upcoming bus route changes will provide more frequent service, faster and more direct trips, and improved weekend service. Public Hearing Locations Monday, August 26 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. St. Louis Public Library … Continued

Pledge Your Participation in College Transit Challenge at Upcoming Events

Citizens for Modern Transit, Metro Transit, and the Bureau of Transit Police are teaming up with St. Louis Community College, Saint Louis University, Southwestern Illinois College, University of Missouri–St. Louis and Washington University in St. Louis to host the first-ever College Transit Challenge. On Wednesday, Aug. 28, those affiliated with the respective schools can help … Continued

St. Louis County Council Moves Bond Refinancing Last Night

The St. Louis County Council perfected legislation last night that would allow the county to sign off on a major bond issue refinancing from the  Cross County MetroLink extension for Bi-State Development that would provide $20 million for new public safety measures on MetroLink. Bi-State will use the $20 million to help pay for security … Continued

Metro Transit Announces New Public Safety Leadership Team

Metro Transit announced that three individuals have been selected to lead the transit system’s Public Safety team: Stephen Berry, General Manager of Public Safety; Kevin B. Scott, Director of Security; and Vernon L. Summer, Manager of Contract Security. This new leadership team will be responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of the transit system’s … Continued

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