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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

Fort Worth’s TEX Rail Progress

In the next five years, Forth Worth, TX residents and visitors will be able to use TEX Rail to travel from one end of Tarrant County to the other. The Forth Worth Transportation Authority (The T) staff and its engineering consultants aim to begin operating the new line in 2016. In March, the FTA approved … Continued

Denver’s light rail expansion bolsters local economy

Denver’s latest light rail extension, the west rail line,  is scheduled to open 8 months early in April 2013, but even before it opens it has helped to bolster the city’s economy and create jobs.   The new 12.1 mile light rail line will stretch from Denver’s redeveloped Union Station through Lakewood, Jefferson County to the … Continued

How are you dumping the pump in June?

On June 21, 2012, transportation systems across the country including Metro will celebrate Dump the Pump Day! In these tough economic times with high gas prices, everyone is looking for a way to save money. National Dump the Pump Day encourages people to ride public transportation (instead of driving) and save money. Let us know … Continued


CMT in partnership with Metro charged a group of local experts from the ULI St. Louis Chapter called a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) to look at the possibilities for  development at the UMSL South Station. This is the second TAP that CMT and Metro have commissioned – the first at the Belleville MetroLink Station. Thanks to … Continued

County Council looking at Metro’s annual appropriation

The St. Louis County Council is currently looking at Metro’s annual appropropriation collected from mass transit sales taxes that County residents supported .  The County’s appropriations makes up more than 40 percent of Metro’s FY12 budget.  As supporters of public transit, we are asking CMT members and friends to contact your representative on the Council … Continued

Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation has 4 public hearings remaining

Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley formed a Blue Ribbon Citizens Committe on Missouri’s Transportation needs this past Spring which has four meetings left.  The committee is being chaired by Rod Jetton and Bill McKenna, and they will be looking at total transportation needs in the state. It is imperative that supporters of public transit voice their … Continued

Way to go Metro! record ridership, top honors – STL transit is on the move!

Way to Go Metro! Following a great month of transit promotions for CMT’s Make your Move on Metro which garnered significant local media coverage, Metro charges in to June with record bus ridership numbers for the first quarter of 2012 (highest percentage increase nationally), significant increases in light rail ridership, and now TOP HONORS at … Continued

Meeting dates announced for Round 2 of Regional Plan for Sustainable Development

A vital component of the Regional Plan for Sustainable Development, the HUD Grant funded project in the St. Lousi region,  is the focus on sub-regional analysis. By examining closely the housing, transportation, environmental and economic needs of selected Community Planning Areas (CPAs), we hope to draw lessons and to highlight best practices that can be … Continued

CMT’s Inaugural Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch Post

Citizens for Modern Transit has made its debut in the Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch Newsletter after a busy month of promotional events during Make Your Move on Metro in May.  CMT is honored to be included in this publication and looks forward to many more posts!

Downtown Trolley expands service to Sundays

The #99 Downtown Trolley will be expanding service to Sundays beginning the week of June 12.  The current service will be modified to 12 minute headways during the week to accomodate Sunday service.   Saturday and Sunday service will operate on 16 minute headways. The Downtown Trolley provides service fromthe Civic Center Station and Transfer Center … Continued

Streetcar headed to downtown St. Louis?

 Is a modern streetcar system headed to Downtown St. Louis? The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis (Partnership) released a Request for Qualifications today for a streetcar feasibility study for connecting the areas of Downtown, Midtown, Central West End, and Skinker-DeBaliviere in the City of St. Louis. The feasibility study will include the process of planning, … Continued

Help CMT by Signing Up for the Patch e-Newsletter

Help out Citizens for Modern Transit by signing up (for free) to receive your local Patch e-Newsletter!  It really is that simple.  Just follow this link, scroll to the top of the page, enter your email address, specific Patch Newsletter location, and type “Citizens for Modern Transit.”    Once a nonprofit has been mentioned by … Continued

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