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Ever ridden transit in STL, Consider leading a walk this fall!

The Ten Toe Express Fall 2012 Session is right around the corner. CMT needs your help! We are looking to increase the number of walk leaders to increase the number of walking groups we can offer.  Consider leading a walk this fall and reap the rewards: 1. Great way to get out and see St. … Continued

CMT Ten Toe highlighted in MFH report

The CMT Ten Toe Express, a walking program that links MetroLink, MetroBus and using your own ten toes to access your community and get healthy, was recently highlighted in a Missouri Foundation for Health report on example case studies that have a success record of changing policy and increasing physical activity in specific populations in … Continued

New transportation bill at a glance

June 29, both the House and Senate voted to pass the Conference Report to the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21/H.R.4348) legislation, the surface transportation authorization bill. The House passed the conference report by a vote of 373 to 52 and shortly thereafter, the Senate passed the conference report by a vote of … Continued

What do you think about the idea of building around MetroLink?

What do you think about the idea of building around MetroLink in the region? Would you like to see housing? would you like to see more retail options or restaurants? Would you like to see more job opportunities around the stations?? Would you use the system more if one or more of these options came … Continued

Transportation bill done deal?

After numerous extensions to the federal transportation bill over the last several years, the surface transportation bill deal may get done today.  The new two-year bill, H.R. 4348, or MAP-21 – Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21stCentury (the name from the previous Senate bill), would include $82B for the highway program and $21.3B for the transit program.  It … Continued

Winner! CMT Best Transit Pic Contest-June

For the twelfth month, CMT has hosted the The Citizens for Modern Best Transit Pic Contest. The winner receives a free month-long Metro pass.  This month’s photo, chosen by American Institute of Architect’s Michelle Swatek, affirms that even record-breaking temperatures won’t keep commuters from enjoying St. Louis’ public transportation on a beautiful day at the … Continued

Congratulations Dump the Pump Winner, Tina Totty!

Citizens for Modern Transit hosted a contest on June 21, 2012 last week to gather submission stories of how St. Louisans “Dumped the Pump” that day.  Congratulations to the winner, Tina Totty, for the best “Dump the Pump” story turned in. Tina is the winner of a month-long Metro pass for July, which she can … Continued

Ready, Set, Go . . .Dump the Pump for Transit tomorrow

Tomorrow, transportation systems across the country including Metro will celebrate Dump the Pump Day! National Dump the Pump Day encourages people to ride public transportation (instead of driving) and save money. Let us know how you plan to dump the pump this year at or on CMT’s Facebook page.  The most creative commute submitted … Continued

New Fares for Metro to Start July 1

Starting July 1, 2012, Metro will be changing some of their fares to ride MetroLink and MetroBus.  The changes will be: the two hour pass will go from $2.75 to $3; a weekly pass will be $25; a monthly pass will be $72; and a semester pass will be $150.  So don’t forget!

Questions about Loop Trolley project? June 20 Open House set

A Loop Trolley Open House is set for Wednesday, June 20 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at U City Library. Questions and concerns can be addressed and answered by members from East West Gateway and the Loop Trolley Company with its engineers.   For more information about the project, visit

Newest Entrant into Public Transit: Battery-Powered Buses

With battery-powered cars widely in use, it was only a matter of time before the concept spread to public transit.  Two transit systems in California and Washington State are taking a stab at more pocket and eco-friendly transportation options:  powering with lithium ion batteries.  These projects are mostly funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment … Continued

Tour Cupples 9!

Want to have an insider’s tour of an exciting redevelopment project in downtown St. Louis?  Come see Cupples 9!  This tour, presented by ULI St. Louis Young Leaders Group and open to all, will be a wonderful opportunity to see the transformation and redevelopment of a historic (1894) warehouse project into a Class A office … Continued

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