Posts Categorized: Congestion Mitigation

Transportation Update from Capitol Hill

Update as of 7/28/17: The Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously backed legislation that would provide nearly $19.5 billion in discretionary funding for the DOT in fiscal 2018 — which is $978 million above current level. The Senate bill also would provide $550 million for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program, which would be… Read more »

CMT releases program guide to help build ridership on systems across MO

Last fall, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) was awarded a Local Transit Coalition Grant by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). With this grant, CMT was able to put together a program guide educating transit providers and transit advocacy groups on how to implement CMT’s successful transit rider incentive programs, including the Guaranteed Ride Home,… Read more »

KC Streetcar Paves the Way for Expanded bus service

  This week, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) Board of Commissioners approved expanded late-night bus service connecting to the soon-to-open downtown streetcar. The new later service on Friday and Saturday nights will be available on three major KCATA routes that serve key employment centers and entertainment venues in Kansas City: Main Street MAX,… Read more »

Transit Tips to make your trip more enjoyable & safe

Using public transportation is an easy way to travel. Below you will find information about how to use public transportation, along with safety guidelines and etiquette tips. Transit Riding P’s & Q’s go a long way to creating a more enjoyable ride for all . . . Being respectful of your fellow commuters will make for a… Read more »

CMT receives APTA Local Transit Coalition Grant

Citizens for Modern Transit is excited to announce it is a recipient of a grant under the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Local Transit Coalition Grant Program. The grant will allow CMT to focus on creating statewide messages based on the results of the CMT commissioned Transit Funding Study. “Grassroots transit organizations can be the catalyst for positive changes… Read more »

Consider Transit & CMT on Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1

CMT will be participating in Giving Tuesday on December 1, 2015 where “charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.”  If better transit is on your wish list this year, we hope to hear from you.  Make a gift online today! Gifts… Read more »

Parking costs employers more than face value

Nationally 95 percent of all automobile commuters park for free at work costing employers approximately $85 million every year.   The average monthly parking space in St. Louis costs residents $90 to reserve, or $12 a day according to the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.  Employers providing free parking encourage solo drivers, increase parking demand by… Read more »

Metro Service Changes Scheduled for March 16

Responding to customer and operator feedback, Metro has announced its spring service changes, many of which will make route connections better for passengers. Metro provided the following details of the service changes, which will be effective Monday, March 16: #11 Chippewa: The weekday eastbound trip at 6:02 p.m. from the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Station will… Read more »

Billions invested in Transit Projects in 2014

 The Transport Politic highlights billions in major transit investments in the US and Canada in 2014- a banner year in every metropolitan region in the U.S.  Yonah Freemark, the blog’s author, summarizes the impact and cost of the projects and offers the following observations: 737 miles of new lines and extensions  in 2014. 10 new… Read more »

CMT commissions study to look at funding mechanisms for transit in the region

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) today announced it has commissioned a study of potential funding strategies designed to support public transit in the St. Louis region. The organization will partner with Transportation for America to conduct the six-month study which will aim to assess current fiscal capacity for transit expansion and operation, analyze the best… Read more »

CMT hits 2 year Try & Ride goal in first 3 months

Just three-and-a-half months after Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) rolled out its new Try & Ride program, aimed at helping area residents overcome some of the perceived hurdles associated with using MetroLink or MetroBus for their workday commute by “test driving” the transit system, the organization announced it has already exceeded its two-year participation goal…. Read more »

Companies Can Win a Best Workplaces for Commuter Membership with CMT

Do you work for a Workplace where how you get to work is important? Do you receive benefits, subsidies, or flexibility in order to make a choice for your commute?Thanks to a 2014 APTA grant, CMT will award one company in the St. Louis Region a membership to the Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) program… Read more »

Wake Up To a Sweeter Commute in May with CMT & Y98

Please join CMT and the Y98 Entourage on three Fridays in May to Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute! Morning transit, bicycle and walk commuters can stop by a local MetroLink Station for a complimentary snack, a thank you for riding, and information on the Guaranteed Ride Home program. “Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute”… Read more »

CMT releases list of employers within half-mile of MetroLink

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) has released a list of employers located within half a mile of every MetroLink station throughout the region on their website.  This list is intended to help job seekers find employers along the light rail alignment or connecting MetroBus system.  This list is a resource to further the region’s investment… Read more »

Stop By and Say Hi to CMT at the Green Products and Services EXPO

The St. Louis Regional Chamber invites local Business Leaders, Facility Managers, Green Team Leaders, Operations Managers, Purchasing Officers, Sustainability Officers, and City Managers to stop by their Green Products and Services EXPO on Wednesday September 25, 2013. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 Training Center,… Read more »