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Are you on board with TEAM TRANSIT for THE GREAT RACE?

As part of its “Make Your Move on Metro in May” series of events, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), in partnership with Trailnet and WeCar, will work to spark some friendly competition between alternative transportation modes,  as it hosts the first-ever Great Race on May 17. Designed to play off the CBS television hit, The … Continued

Consider waking up to a SWEETER commute this May with CMT!

CMT will be hosting “Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute” events from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 10 at several area MetroLink stations and transfer centers. The morning’s transit, bicycle and walk commuters can stop by to learn more about the Guaranteed Ride Home program, enter to win $50 gift certificates by … Continued

Plank Street Station new vision for UMSL South Station?

Great presentation this morning by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) St. Louis chapter on the possibilities for development at the UMSL South Station! 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 … Continued

Do you have an opinion about Metro’s proposed fare increase?

Metro’s proposed fare increase will be highlighted at three public information sessions starting tonight. There are three options on the table. eAch would provide an approximate 5 percent increase in passenger revenue. THREE OPTIONS INCLUDE: • an increase in weekly, monthly, and semester pass prices • increase in the 2-hour pass (includes a transfer), weekly, monthly … Continued

Plank Street Station possibililty for MetroLink?

CMT in partnership with Metro will be hosting an upcoming presentation from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) St. Louis on the possibilities for development near the UMSL South MetroLink Station.  The program, underwritten by the AGC St. Louis, will have ULI professionals presenting on the possibilities for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) opportunities at the station … Continued

Washington University issues CAR-FREE challenge in April

Faculty, staff and students commuting to Washington University’s campus April 16-27 are encouraged to leave their cars in the garage and go “car-free”as part of the university’s Car-Free Challenge. The challenge invites teams of individuals to try alternative means of transportation, track progress in calories-burned and CO2-saved, and benchmark against other teams.  For more information,

Funding for Amtrak in jeopardy

Funding for Amtrak is currently under consideration by the Appropriations Committee (Chair, Kurt Schaeffer) to be eliminated from the budget.   The decision will be revealed this coming Tuesday when the committee reconvenes.   Discontinuing Amtrak service on the Kansas City and St. Louis route would mean that Missouri would be obligated to repay $50 million in federal rail infrastructure … Continued

Amtrak historic dome car in service on River Runner through April 12

Riders on the Missouri River Runner are in for a treat April 5-12 as the historic Amtrak “Great Dome” rail car will provide a unique opportunity to experience river and prairie views between St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo. The only remaining dome car in Amtrak service features an upper level with windows on all … Continued

CMT to host luncheon featuring National Transit Oriented Development Expert

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) announced plans to host a luncheon titled “Let’s Build Around Light Rail,” featuring national Transit Oriented Development expert Katherine Perez. Set for Tuesday, May 8 at noon at the Forest Park Visitors Center, the event will provide a great opportunity for local leaders, businesses, non-profits and citizens to hear why … Continued

Vote TRANSIT as a key way to GROW STL!

The third round of the GROW STL Contest opens today! I know many of you have a definite opinion about Monsanto one way or another, but as a non- profit we have to continually look for new ways to raise money in this economy. I hope you will consider that when making a decision to … Continued

MoDOT releases Draft of Missouri State Rail Plan

MoDOT has completed and posted a draft of the Missouri State Rail Plan to their website!  They will be seeking public comments on the draft at meetings in April.  The draft plan and meeting schedule is available at  (When you get to this web page, click on the State Rail Plan logo on the left.)  … Continued

House approves 90 day extension to the transportation bill

The House of Representatives approved a 90-day extension to the federal transportation bill which provides federal funding for road, bridge and mass transit projects. The bill was set to expire on March 31, 2012. This is the 9th extension to this bill.    The extension will run through June 30 at which time if a new … Continued

Winner! CMT Best Transit Pic Contest Winner-March

For the ninth month in a row, 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, highlights the rare find of a rainbow gracing the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station. …And the winner is Michael Brickey View all of the contest entries … Continued

Metro to look at fare increase for July

Metro’s Board of Commissioners will be looking at the possibility of raising fares this coming summer in accordance with their long range plan that requires 5 percent fare increases every other year. The purpose is to keep pace with inflation however Metro has not raised fares since January 1, 2009. “Metro has held its fares … Continued

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