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Retrofitting the Region for Economic Success – St. Louis

On September 23, 2011 Citizens for Modern Transit hosted our 27th Annual Meeting.  This year’s meeting featured guest speaker Scott Bernstein, President and CEO of the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT).  Mr. Bernstein presented “Retrofitting the Region for Economic Success – St. Louis” a fact-filled presentation that detailed commuting patterns, housing and transportation costs, and … Continued

Cella elected to Missouri Public Transit Association Board

CMT Executive Director Kim Cella has been elected to the Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) Board of Directors.  The Missouri Public Transit Association was established to represent the interests, policies, requirements and purposes of public transit in Missouri including promoting research and investigations toward improving public transit in the state.  MPTA keeps a close eye on … Continued

Volunteer as a Ten Toe Express Walk Leader

Soon the Ten Toe Express Spring 2012 session will begin. In preparation for the April start date, we are seeking volunteers to help lead walks during the upcoming session. The spring session is 12 weeks long, and walk leaders can pick the day of the week that works best for them. We will be hosting … Continued

Ninth Annual WTS Scholarship and Awards Dinner

Citizens for Modern Transit supporter, Women Transportation Seminar (WTS) will host the Ninth Annual WTS Scholarship and Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 5pm to 9pm at the Engineers Club of St. Louis. Please mark your calendars and consider attending a fun evening of awards and fellowship. For more information … Continued

New Poll Finds 77 Percent of Americans Oppose Raising the Gas Tax

The Reason Foundation conducted Reason-Rupe public opinion telephone survey of 1,200 adults nationwide and asked them about a range of transportation issues. The results, highlighted below, have a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. This survey is part of a series of Reason-Rupe public opinion surveys dedicated to exploring what Americans … Continued

Transportation Day is right around the corner – Join us!

Transportation Day 2012 is set for February 1, 2012 in Jefferson City.  I hope you will consider joining us in our efforts by attending this day of meetings with key legislators at the state Capitol.   We have heard from legislators that they do no think transit is a priority for people in Missouri because they are not … Continued

Winner! CMT Best Transit Pic Contest – December

All this month CMT has hosted The Citizens for Modern Best Transit Pic Contest, a contest where we ask you to snap transit-related photos on your MetroLink and MetroBus trips. The winner receives a free month-long Metro pass. This month’s winner was selected by CMT Executive Director: Kim Cella. There were several pictures of Metro’s … Continued

Kindle Fire Winner Announced

We had an overwhelming response to our Transit Commuter Survery.  Over 1000 of you filled out the survey helping us better understand commuter perceptions of transit in St. Louis, types of messaging that helps increase ridership, and how we can better market the transit system in the St. Louis region. As a token of our … Continued

ULI TAP Belleville Station Final Report

Last month we posted about the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Technical Assistaince Panel (TAP) Citizens for Modern Transit sponsored at the Belleville MetroLink Station (See post: CMT Sponsors ULI TAP at Belleville Station).  The panel of experts has put together their final report and recommendations for development prospects at and around the Belleville MetroLink Station. … Continued

RCGA Launches St. Louis Greenprint 2012

From the RCGA: Last week, the RCGA released “St. Louis Greenprint 2012” an action plan to help grow our region’s green economy, to more than 100 business and civic leaders, many of whom had been directly involved in the development of the Greenprint. “Today we launch the first steps in an ongoing process to develop … Continued

Bringing Transit Message to the Capitol on Feb. 1

Before we know it, the Missouri General Assembly will reconvene for the 2012 Legislative session. There is one item that should be top priority for you and the region: Transit.  You may not ride transit, you may not know anyone who uses the bus or MetroLink; however, Missouri needs transit.  Transit creates, maintains and sustains … Continued

Prop A Win Featured in Shelterforce Journal

Shelterforce, the journal of affordable housing and community building, recently printed an article about the successful 2010 Prop A Campaign. The article was written by professors Todd Swantstrom and David Kimball of UMSL and Tom Shrout of Avvantt Partners, LLC.  The article titled “A Surprising Victory,” is a follow-up to the ‘white paper’ authored by the … Continued

Transit: Enhancing the St. Louis Economy Breakfast 1/27/2012

Before we know it, the Missouri General Assembly will reconvene for the 2012 Legislative session. We know that your company has a list of legislative priorities you would like to see this session especially in the current economy. There is, however, one item that should be top priority for your organization and the region: Transit.  … Continued

Senate Republicans look at ways to fund transportation bill

According to Transportation Issues Daily website, Senate Republicans are looking at several ways to make up the $12 billion shortfall in the Senate proposed transit/highway bill including: $3.5 billion rescinded from Advance Vehicle Technology Manufacturing Loan Program $3 billion transfer from Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund $2.5 billion reclaimed transfers of transportation funds to the … Continued

CMT adopts FY12 Legislative Agenda

With the general session right around the corner, funding for transit at the state level tops CMT’s Legislative Agenda this fiscal year.  Citizens for Modern Transit adopted its FY12 Legislative Agenda on December 7.  Federal reauthorization of the Transportation Bill, supporting MoDOT’s request for $3.06 million for transit funding from the state of Missouri and MoDOT’s … Continued

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