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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 months. 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 701 Market Street, Ste. 275, St. Louis, MO 63101.  314.231.7272.

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Who’s Who at CMT



Headshot of Kim Cella - CMT Executive Director.

Kimberly Cella

Executive Director


Headshot of Kim Cella - CMT Executive Director.

Karen Troxell

Program and Membership Manager




Travis Wood

Senior Program Director





Board of Directors


D’Andre Braddix
St. Louis Community College


Nancy E. Cross
City of St. Louis

Sheila Holm
AARP in St. Louis

Robert Blaine
Washington University in St. Louis


Ellie Glenn Harmon
BJC HealthCare


Brandon Flinn
Missouri and Kansas Laborers District Council

Past Chair

Hart Nelson
St. Louis Community College


Adella D. Jones
University of Missouri-St. Louis

General Counsel
Larry Katzenstein
Thompson Coburn

Taulby Roach 
Bi-State Development 

Board Members

Ryan Arnold
Ameren Missouri

Chris Beard
Lochmueller Group

Aaron Burnett
Bywater Development Group

Cynthia Crim
Commerce Bank

Raullo Eanes
Eager Road Associates, LLC

Joel Fuoss

Charlie Hinderliter

Catina Howard
ATU Local 788

Adam Kazda
Greater St. Louis, Inc. 

Sal Martinez
Employment Connection 

Travis Pfeiffer

Marc Scheessele
Saint Louis University

AJ Soll

Leonard Toenjes
AGC of Missouri

Austin Walker
The Regional Business Council

CMT Board Committees

  1. Finance Committee
    1. Larry Katzenstein
    2. Ryan Arnold
    3. Hart Nelson 
    4. Len Toenjes
    5. Travis Pfeiffer 
  2. Rider Experience Committee
    1. D’Andre Braddix
    2. Cynthia Crimm
    3. Sheila Holm
    4. Robert Blaine
  3. Development/Membership Committee
    1. June McAllister Fowler, Chair
    2. Len Toenjes
    3. Ryan Arnold
    4. Brandon Flinn
    5. Hart Nelson
  4. Public Policy Committee
    1. Chris Beard
    2. Len Toenjes
    3. Adella Jones
    4. Sam Murphey
    5. Charlie Hinderliter
    6. Mark Grossenbacher
    7. AJ Soll 
    8. Ellie Glenn Harmon
  5. TOD Committee
    1. Chris Beard
    2. John Langa
    3. Cadey Scott
    4. Joel Fuoss
    5. Paul Hubbman
    6. Aaron Young
    7. Aaron Burnett
    8. Will Smith
    9. Nancy Cross 
    10. Paul  Weatherford 
    11. Sal Martinez
    12. Adam Kazda
  6. Nominating Committee
    1. Appointed each year
  7. Transit Alliance
    1. Nancy Cross, Chair

Learn More about CMT

Join Now

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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