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CMT Board Adopts New Mission Statement

This morning at the Citizens for Modern Transit monthly Board of Director’s meeting board members voted unanimously to adopt an updated mission statement.  The existing mission statement was adopted in 2002. CMT staff and the board felt the mission statement needed to be updated to better reflect the efforts of the organization. The statement has … Continued

CMT Seeks Public Relations Firm for New Grant

Dear Consultant: Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is requesting the services of a consulting public relations firm to perform the described professional services for the project included on the attached list. If your firm would like to be considered for these consulting services, you may express your interest by responding to the appropriate office, which … Continued

Scholarships from Women’s Transportation Seminar

Women’s Transportation Seminar – St. Louis Metropolitan Chapter has 3 – Scholarships available to Graduates and Undergraduates pursuing their degrees in a Transportation related field – APPLICATIONS DUE BY JANUARY 20, 2012 These Scholarships are: Open to women, GPA of 3.0 or higher, Currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in a transportation related field, … Continued

When Gas Prices Go Up So Does Transit Ridership

The Atlantic Cities published an article today about how Americans react to high gas prices.  The article features a soon to be released study by Bradely Lane of the University of Texas at El Paso: “A time-series analysis of gasoline prices and public transportation in US metropolitan areas.” Lane studied gasoline price fluctuations in 33 … Continued

CMT Receives Missouri Foundation for Health Grant

CMT has been awarded a 1-year MFH Healthy & Active Community Local Policy Change grant to focus on seven communities along the MetroLink alignment to foster TOD policy development and adoption. The development of compact walkable communities around transit makes it possible to create healthier lifestyles. The seven communities include Berkeley, Pagedale, Wellston, City of St. … Continued

FAQ – Regional Plan for Sustainable Development Grant

Citizens for Modern Transit is one of 11 consortium partners on the HUD St. Louis Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD) Grant. Grant partners have developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to help other better understand the purpose of the grant and how it is organized. St. Louis Regional Plan for Sustainable Development FAQ

The Ultimate TOD – Maeklong Market, Thailand

This unbelievable video illustrates the transit oriented development Thai-style. The Maeklong Market is located along commuter train tracks two hours outside of Bangkok. The market literally operates on top of the tracks except for the four times a day the train runs through it. Watch this remarkable video to see TOD in rural Thailand.

Winner! CMT Best Transit Pic Contest – November

For the fifth month in a row CMT has hosted The Citizens for Modern Best Transit Pic Contest. The winner receives a free month-long Metro pass. This month’s winner was selected by CMT Associate Director: Seth Teel. There has been much talk lately about the fate of the historic Pevely Dairy buildings. We thought why … Continued

CMT Sponsors ULI TAP at Belleville Station

Thursday, November 11, 2011, Citizens for Modern Transit partnered with Metro, St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD), and the City of Belleville to host the first of three Urban Land Institute (ULI) Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs).  Technical Assistance Panels are part of ULI’s Advisory Services Program and consists of panel of industry professionals assembled to … Continued

CMT Transit Commuter Survey

Dear Transit Commuter, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is conducting a transit commuter survey to help determine why transit commuters in Missouri and Illinois choose the bus and/or MetroLink instead of the car.  The survey will also help us understand commuter perceptions of transit in St. Louis, types of messaging that helps increase ridership, and … Continued

STLCo Wants Your Input on Sustainable Zoning

St. Louis County is asking for feedback on their DRAFT Sustainable Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance Revisions. Input is requested by the close of business Wednesday November 16, 2011. Feedback should be sent to Jen Samson ( Dear Friends, Please take a look at the letter from Glenn Powers and the attached document. As you may … Continued

Missouri Businesses Need Transit

Before we know it, the Missouri General Assembly will reconvene for the 2012 Legislative session. Missouri companies have lists of legislative priorities they would like to see this session especially in the current economy. There is, however, one item that should be top priority for any employer and the region: Transit. You may not ride … Continued

CMT Elects UMSL Vice- Provost to Board

The Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) Board of Directors unanimously elected Curtis Coonrod with University of Missouri – St. Louis to a three year term on the Citizens for Modern Transit Board of Directors .  Mr. Coonrod is Vice Provost and Dean of Students/Student Affairs at UMSL. “CMT is very lucky to have the addition … Continued

City Issues RFP for TOD at CORTEX Site

The St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) has issued and RFP/RFQ for transit oriented development at the CORTEX Site. Starting Date: 11-04-2011 Closing Date: 12-02-2011 Closing Time: 12:00 PM Summary St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) seeks a consulting firm (Consultant) with expertise in transit feasibility studies, connectivity planning, and transit-oriented development (TOD)planning. The objective is to … Continued

TOD Can Make Transit Pofitable

That’s right…Profitable.  Sustainable Cities Collective recently posted an article about Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Rail (MTR) and how the system that connects Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, & New Territories not only 100% pays for itself, but is profitable.  So, what’s the secret behind MTR’s success: Transit Oriented Development (TOD).  The Hong Kong MTR Corporation (MTRC) … Continued

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