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$6.7 billion in development tracked along Minneapolis Light Rail

The Metropolitan Council, a regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider of essential services for the Twin Cities, recently announced that $6.786 billion in investment has occurred along the already existing METRO lines and along the proposed extension lines in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region. This amount includes new construction as well as redevelopment or rehabilitation … Continued

Construction Set to Begin at Civic Center Transit Center

MetroBus Routes Will Relocate on April 18, MetroLink Station to Remain Open During Construction Bi-State Development is finalizing the agreement with the general contractor who will lead the expansion project for one of their busiest Metro transit hubs — the Civic Center Transit Center which is located at 14th and Spruce in downtown St. Louis.  To … Continued

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, … Continued

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 … Continued

CMT teams up with Creating Whole Communities for “Transit’s impact on the neighborhood”

Many neighborhoods in St. Louis are burdened by rising poverty, falling population, and stagnating property values. Can transportation infrastructure like public transit help revitalize these “weak market” communities? Can St. Louis impact its neighborhoods with transit? Join CMT and Creating Whole Communities for a discussion on the possibilities for St. Louis around transit. With the … Continued

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 … Continued

Join CMT for TOD in the Loop at United Provisions

CMT invites you to join us for a special Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in the Loop Event at United Provisions on Thursday, December 18, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  Tickets will be complimentary for CMT members and $15 for non members.  United Provisions is located at 6241 Delmar Blvd, St Louis, MO 63130. Take the Train … Continued

Contact Your Congresspeople and Ask Them to Increase the Amount of Money Transit Receives

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) suggests Congress increase transit system funding by $11.5 billion per year.  They want Congress to approve $100.4 billion in new public transportation spending.  This increase is proportional to the increase being proposed for all transportation projects. Public transportation systems are currently funded through the surface transportation bill that will … Continued

Where is St. Louis transit? A review of 2013

As we wrap up 2013, where do we stand with transit in St. Louis? While there was no groundbreaking or construction in 2013, transit is on the move nationally and in the St. Louis region.   Nationally, more than 50 transit projects were planned or under construction including Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), light rail and streetcars totaling … Continued

CMT releases ULI Report on possible Station at CORTEX

This past spring Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) sponsored an Urban Land Institute (ULI) Technical  Assistance Panel (TAP) to address the addition of a MetroLink (light rail) station along the current alignment in Midtown St. Louis, between Boyle and Sarah Avenues and within the Cortex Life Science District.  CMT released the report today detailing development matters … Continued

Re-Imagining the Burbs

Access to nearby, walkable amenities is increasingly becoming the norm for communities across the country.  People want easier access to commercial, cultural, leisure, and work environments.  The difficulty is that most surburban regions were designed specifically to accommodate cars.  With this challenge in mind, the Urban Land Institute took a look at what makes successful … Continued

TOD in Washington, DC is a Case Study for Successful Urban Develpment

The 2013 Smart Growth America’s Leadership Summit took a walking tour of a new and booming neighborhood in Washington, DC, affectionately called NoMa (North of Massachusetts Avenue).  With a new Metro stop, a new grocery store, and a new CVS, this neighborhood has grown by leaps and bounds and summit participants went to see the … Continued

Form Based Code and Transit

Why TOD in St. Louis? Many St. Louisans say “What is TOD? Why do you keep talking about TOD?”  Well, TOD or Transit Oriented Development is a trend happening across the country where transit systems are used as a tool to create development. When we say development, we aren’t just talking about any development but … Continued

Please join CMT’s ULI Cortex TAP Report to the Community

CMT in partnership with Metro invites you to attend an upcoming Urban Land Institute (ULI) Cortex TAP report on discussions about possible locations for a MetroLink station, parking garage, and incentives for spurring development around the Cortex site. This special presentation to the community will be held at Cortex, 4320 Forest Park Ave. I hope you … Continued

Take Transit to avoid MODOT bridge & highway construction delays!

Bridges connecting Missouri and Illinois are in for a major face-lift in the next few years. Nearly the entire section of roadway  in Downtown  St. Louis between the new Mississippi River Bridge, the Poplar Street Bridge, the Old Courthouse, and the river will be revamped – which means good and bad news for commuters. The … Continued

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