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CMT to receive WTS Innovative Transportation Solutions Award for 2012

What a great day at CMT! We have just received word that CMT will receive the WTS (Women’s Transportation Seminar) Innovattive  Transportation Solutions Award for 2012 on Feb. 23 at the WTS Annual Meeting for our Advocacy/Awareness Programs.  CMT will be honored for its innovative programs such as its TOD Lecture Series, Ten Toe Express, … Continued

Buzz around possible future Cortex Station

Greg Patterson, Director of Real Estate, discussed potential benefits to the Cortex development if a potential future light  rail station was to come to fruition at the site at the CMT Transit Breakfast on Jan. 27.  Recruiting top people to the region Opportunity to build a good workforce Direct link to the airport Connecting to … Continued

CMT shares economic benefits of transit

What an exciting morning for transit in St. Louis! More than 125 people joined Citizens for Modern Transit for Transit: Enhancing the St. Louis Economy Panel Discussion at the BJC Learning Center.  “Every dollar that is invested in transit has a $4 return for this region. You  may not ride transit for work or play. … Continued

Cella appointed to NAPTA Advisory Board

CMT ‘s Executive Director Kim Cella has been appointed to the National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates (NAPTA) Advisory Board.  NAPTA (National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates) is a national organization representing more than 3800 grassroots transit coalitions, individuals and organizations that support increasing investment in public transportation. Objectives include: To create a diverse, committed, and visible … Continued

Only a few days left to vote for TRANSIT/CMT to GROW St. Louis!

There are only 4 days lefts to vote for CMT and its Ten Toe Program in the Monsanto Grow St. Louis Contest.  In this economic time, it takes more and more effort to find ways to fund programs for not-for-profits like Citizens for Modern Transit.  The Ten Toe Express Program, a hugely successful transit/walking program  … Continued

CMT hires Community Engagement Director

Citizens for Modern Transit has hired Jessica Niemeyer as the new Community Engagement Director of the organization as of Feb. 1, 2012. A Saint Louis University graduate, Jessica has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  Jessica has worked with CMT for more than one year in an internship role.   She has managed the Ten Toe … Continued

Transportation Day at the Capitol is Wednesday 2/1/12!

Don’t forget Transportation Day at the Capitol is this coming Wednesday, February 1, 2012.  CMT will be joining organizations from across the state in Jefferson City to let legislators know that transit is a top priority for CMT, the region, and the state.  Join us! We are asking CMT members and friends to join us … Continued

Last Day to Register for Transit Breakfast

Today is the last day to register for CMT’s Transit: Enhancing the St. Louis Economy Breakfast. With over 100 people registered already this even promises to be a great transit/economic development networking event. Citizens for Modern Transit has put together a panel of experts who will discuss the economics of transit and the benefits for … Continued

MetroLink TOD Update: Quarter 1, 2012

Metro’s Most Recent TOD Update MetroLink Transit Oriented Development Update, Quarter 1, 2012: This presentation details Average Weekly Boarding, Total Metro-owned Acreage, and Total Parking at each MetroLink Station across the region for Quarter 1, 2012.

Transit – a great way to “Grow St. Louis”

In this economic time, it takes more and more effort to find ways to fund programs for not-for-profits like Citizens for Modern Transit.  When Monsanto’s Grow St. Louis contest was introduced last fall, we thought it would be a great idea to enter our Ten Toe Express Program, a hugely successful transit/walking program  targeted at … Continued

WeCar Doubles Usage & Adds Civic Hybrids

Today we had our quarterly meeting with the St. Louis WeCar representative. Nothing but good news to report for this ever-growing program.  The program 300+ members have doubled usage over the last year.  Washington University has 10 WeCars on their campus, and subsidizes the hourly rate so that it’s only $5 per hour for students.  … Continued

Missouri HB 1117 Read for 2nd Time

Missouri House Bill 1117 – Missouri and Midwest High-Speed Rail Commission Act was read for the second time this legislative session. The bill is sponsored by Representative Michael Brown (Democrat, District 50) of the Kansas City area. “This bill establishes the Missouri and Midwest High-Speed Rail Commission Act and the Missouri and Midwest High-Speed Rail … Continued

TOD Community Assessment Tool Survey

As part CMT’s 1-year Missouri Foundation Health (MFH) Healthy & Active Community Local Policy Change grant we are focusing on TOD policy development and adoption in seven communities along the MetroLink alignment. We hope creating and adopting TOD policies will drive development of compact walkable communities around transit stations making it possible to live healthier … Continued

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New Employee Metro Pass Program at UMSL

On December 23, UMSL began a “trial” Faculty/Staff discounted Metro Pass program.  Employees of UMSL can now purchase a semester long (Jan – May) Metro transit pass for $55.00. This represents a significant cost savings over Metro’s standard monthly pass which costs $68.00 (savings of $285).  With this pass employees have unlimited access to Metrobus … Continued

Ask Governor Nixon for his support of funding for transit

MoDOT is requesting $2.5 million from state general revenue this year for transit operations in addition to the core funding of $560,875 from the State Transportation Fund. If this appropriation is approved, it would restore funding to the FY10 levels for transit – which is nowhere near where we need to be but in the … Continued

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