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February Transit Picture Contest

Only a few days left to submit a picture for our monthly transit picture contest! We will be picking a winner Friday afternoon, so submit on our Facebook  page, via Twitter, or email to before noon for a chance to win a monthly Metro pass!

Latest news from CMT on transit

Don’t miss CMT’s weekly eblast. Today’s headlines include WTS Award event on Feb. 23, Ten Toe Spring Registration Events, Federal transportation bill, and much more.  February 22, 2012 Eblast

CMT steps into new areas in IL on Ten Toe Express

Series of Upcoming Registration Opportunities Set for February and March Citizens for Modern Transit’s (CMT) successful Ten Toe Express program is going strong with more than 7,000 active participants, many over the age of 60, who have learned how easy it is to utilize the region’s public transit offerings and their own ten toes  to … Continued

TOD Efforts in Downtown Mesa, Arizona

This March, the city of Mesa, Arizona will host a summit for 171 developers, economic development specialists, the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, elected officials, property owners and others in the area in an effort to focus on new urban development projects in the downtown area, around their future Metro light rail line. Their focus will … Continued

Amendment potentially adds funding back for transit for HR7

Discussions continue on Capitol Hill on funding for the transportation bill.  Today, the Senate Transportation bill is up for a vote.   In addition this week, Congressman Nadler (D-NY), a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, offered a bipartisan amendment designed to restore transit funding to H.R. 7, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act. … Continued

Boehner pushes back consideration of transportation bill

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, has decided to complete consideration of the House version of the surface transportation authorization (HR 7) after next week’s congressional recess. The decision was made one day after House Republican leaders announced they were splitting the bill into three parts in a bid to overcome intense opposition to some … Continued

Chance to get involved in community discussions for HUD Grant

The HUD Regional Planning & Sustainable Development Grant that was awarded to the St. Louis is underway.  The goal of this effort is to envision a better future for St. Louis region that is sustainable,  equitable, and livable. The first round of community meetings has been set. As a consortium partner on this grant, CMT can … Continued

The places you can go on the Ten Toe!

The Spring Ten Toe Express Session is right around the corner. Registration is underway for the Spring Walking Session that makes residents of St. Louis tourists in their own town. Step out on the CMT Ten Toe Program and visit many different destinations each week using your own ten toes and Metro. Find out just … Continued

2007 analysis of development around Light rail still applicable

In 2007, Cady Scott, now with McCormack Baron Salazar, published a case study analysis on the development around the light rail system as her capstone project at St. Louis University. Many of these lessons learned are still applicable today.    Getting on the Right Track: Realizing the Development Potential of Light Rail.   A case study analysis of development … Continued

Public transit needs its supporters to get on board now!

Please consider taking a moment to contact your Congressman about the current version of the federal transportation bill, H. R. 7, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, the House’s proposal for transportation reauthorization. The current version of the bill sets transportation funding back more than 30 years and will directly threaten our local transit projects … Continued

CMT poses transit challenge for GOOD Ideas for Cities

Citizens for Modern Transit in partnership with Lambert-St. Louis International Airport issued a challenge for the upcoming GOOD Ideas for Cities event in St. Louis on March 8. GOOD Ideas for Cities taps creative problem-solvers to tackle real urban challenges and present their solutions at live events across the country. The St. Louis event will be … Continued

Federal Transportation Bill update

According to the AASHTO Journal, The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted 29-24 this morning to pass a five-year, $260 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill after a marathon markup session that lasted nearly 18 hours and included consideration of 104 amendments. The House Ways and Means Committee passed the revenue title this morning, and the … Continued

Transit under attack in federal transportation bill – crucial vote tomorrow!

T4America is reporting that House leadership has proposed killing dedicated funding for the Mass Transit Account. No more guarantee of funding each year and no long-term stability for public transportation. States, cities, communities and their transit systems could lose billions. Take just a minute and joinCMT and others from across the country in telling your … Continued

St. Louis needs to engage in transportation discussion

Transportation infrastructure and funding are taking center stage locally and nationally.  The House just released its 5 year, $260 billion reauthorization bill at the federal level. Locally, discussions turn to state support of transit, a possible future station at Cortex and the need to move the next light rail extension forward in the region.  Why should St. Louisans be talking … Continued

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