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Where We Stand

Three decades ago CMT began its mission to introduce MetroLink to the St. Louis metropolitan area. Since its opening in 1993, ridership has exceeded expectations with an average of 66,000 people choosing MetroLink each day during summer mbrekfasttrainonths. What’s more, because of MetroLink integration with the bus system, St. Louisans once again have a public transit system competitive with automobile travel. CMT members have played key roles in the passage of funding measures for the expansion of MetroLink and other transportation improvements in the region. Our mission does not stop here but reaches far beyond the scope of the MetroLink expansion debate to rebuilding the St. Louis City, County, and Illinois neighborhoods by investing in rail transit. Rail transit is not just a way to move from point A to B but a means to energize and revitalize existing communities. In 2011, CMT official mission was changed to:

CMT leads efforts for an integrated, affordable, and convenient public transportation system with light rail expansion as the critical component that will drive economic growth to improve quality of life in the St. Louis region.

Over the years, CMT has received many awards. View KUDOS & AWARDS Citizens for Modern Transit is located at 911 Washington, Ste. 200, St. Louis, MO 63101.  314.231.7272.

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Who’s Who at CMT

CMT Executive Director

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 CMT Membership & Program Director


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Mallory Box Bio


Board of Directors


Hart Nelson
St. Louis Community College


Nancy E. Cross
SEIU Local 1

Sheila Holm
AARP in St. Louis

D’Andre Braddix
University Missouri – St. Louis



Robert Blaine
Washington University in St. Louis


Carlo P. Sanfilippo
Integral Wealth

Past Chair

June McAllister Fowler
BJC HealthCare


Adella D. Jones
Centene Corp.

General Counsel
Larry Katzenstein
Thompson Coburn

Board Members

Kevin Anders
Ameren Missouri

Chris Beard
Lochmueller Group

Aaron Burnett
Bywater Development Group

Mark Carlie
BDO USA (retired)

Tom Etling
Brown Smith Wallace

Brandon Flinn
Missouri and Kansas Laborers District Council

Rob Goltermann
DCM Management Group

Mark Grossenbacher

Patricia Hagen, PhD

Charlie Hinderliter

Dustin Ramage
Southwestern Illinois Laborers’ District Council

Taulby Roach
Bi-State Development

Marc Scheessele
Saint Louis University

Leonard Toenjes
AGC of Missouri

Austin Walker
St. Louis Regional Chamber

CMT Board Committees

  1. Finance Committee
    1. Carlo Sanfilippo, Chair
    2. Larry Katzenstein
    3. Nancy Cross
    4. Mark Carlie
    5. Kevin Anders
    6. Don C. Musick, III
  2. Rider Experience Committee
    1. Tom Etling, Chair
    2. D’Andre Braddix
    3. Sheila Holm
  3. Development/Membership Committee
    1. June Fowler, Chair
    2. Len Toenjes
    3. Jim Fredericks
    4. Mark Grossenbacher
    5. Brandon Flinn
  4. Public Policy Committee
    1. Nancy Cross, Chair
    2. Chris Beard
    3. Len Toenjes
    4. Adella Jones
    5. Hart Nelson
    6. Kevin Anders
    7. Charlie Hinderliter
    8. Mark Grossenbacher
  5. TOD Committee
    1. Chris Beard
    2. John Langa
    3. Cadey Scott
    4. Kevin Flynn
    5. James Fredericks
    6. Paul Hubbman
    7. Mark Carlie
  6. Nominating Committee
    1. Appointed each year
  7. Transit Alliance
    1. Nancy Cross, Chair

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As a member of CMT, you will actively help to rebuild St. Louis communities. By joining CMT, you will receive many benefits including:

  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Special recognition for larger membership donors
  • Recognition in CMT Annual Report for memberships of $250 or above
  • Free Admission to CMT Lecture Series
  • Educational Trip opportunities
  • Subscription to CMT’s bi-monthly newsletter
  • CMT’s weekly Email Updates
  • Free MetroLink tickets depending on membership levels
  • Transit Updates
  • A voice in shaping St. Louis’ neighborhoods

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