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County Council Approves $5M in Transit Funding in Bill 62

Last fall, the County Council withheld $5 Million from the Bi-State appropriation requesting an update on safety/security before the remaining funds would be appropriated. After several meetings with Bi-State CEO Taulby Roach and St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, the council voted 6-1 last night to approve Bill 62. The Council approved the $5 million in… Read more »

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Regional Leaders Celebrate Successful Debut of Metro Landing of Swansea

Southwestern Illinois Development Authority (SWIDA) and Bywater Development Group joined with Bi-State Development and other key stakeholders and guests for the official ribbon cutting celebrating the grand opening of Metro Landing of Swansea. The $11 million, transit-oriented development (TOD) introduces senior apartment living adjacent to the Swansea MetroLink Station in Swansea, Ill., and has opened… Read more »

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CARDINALS FANS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE TRANSIT TO HOME OPENER ON APRIL 4

As thousands of Redbird fans get ready to flock the streets of downtown St. Louis in celebration of the start of baseball season, Citizens for Modern Transit, Metro Transit, the MetroLink Police Unit, St. Clair County Transit District and University of Missouri – St. Louis are teaming up to reinforce the advantages of public transit… Read more »

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County Council Advances Transit Funding in Bill 62

Last fall, the County Council withheld $5 Million from the Bi-State appropriation requesting an update on safety/security before the remaining funds would be appropriated. After several meetings with Bi-State CEO Taulby Roach and St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, the council voted 7-0 last night to advance Bill 62 to a final vote next week… Read more »

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Spring 2019 Kickoff – Ten Toes Tours the Gateway Arch

Join us for the 2019 Ten Toe Express® kickoff walk exploring St. Louis history at the St. Louis Arch!  Ten Toe Express® walkers will be treated to a guided tour of the newly remodeled Gateway Arch Museum with an emphasis on St. Louis History.  The Museum at the Gateway Arch covers 201 years of history about… Read more »

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Metro Transit Quarterly Service Change Scheduled for March 18

Metro Transit will make adjustments to nine MetroBus routes on March 18 as part of the quarterly service change. Metro monitors and reviews feedback from riders and operators, and uses this feedback and other trip data to make updates to MetroBus routes and schedules. These service updates improve on-time performance and MetroLink connections, and are… Read more »

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CMT members urged to reach out to County Council members on Bill 62

Last fall, the County Council withheld $5 Million from the Bi-State appropriation requesting an update on safety/security before the remaining funds would be appropriated. Significant actions have been taken to improve the security of the Metro Transit system over the last two months, and with the release of the recent MetroLink Security System-wide Assessment, more… Read more »

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Transit is the New Official App for Metro Transit

Metro Transit has announced Transit as the official real-time information and trip-planning mobile application for the St. Louis region’s public transportation system. Transit counts millions of active users in more than 175 cities worldwide, including tens of thousands in Metro Transit’s service areas: the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County in Missouri, and… Read more »

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2019 Midwest/SW Transit Conference will be held September 11-13 at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza in Kansas City, MO

Registration is now open for the 2019 Midwest/SW Transit Conference which will be held September 11-13 at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza in Kansas City, MO.  The conference will provide a space for transit professionals, stakeholders, elected and interested citizens across the Midwest to share innovative ideas and best practices with a variety of top presentations, workshops and… Read more »

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Bi-State Development Welcomes Herbert Simmons to Its Board of Commissioners

Bi-State Development announced Herbert Simmons is the newest member appointed to its Board of Commissioners. The St. Clair County Board recently approved Simmons’ appointment to the board. Simmons, Director of the St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), replaces Jeffrey K. Watson whose board term had expired.  Additionally, Simmons was recently elected Chairman of the… Read more »

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CITIZENS FOR MODERN TRANSIT ELECTS HINDERLITER TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) announced the election of Charles Hinderliter, Director of Government Affairs for St. Louis REALTORS® and resident of St. Louis County, to its Board of Directors. He will serve a three year-term. Prior to taking on his current position with St. Louis REALTORS®, Hinderliter worked at the St. Louis Regional Chamber… Read more »

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Join CMT in Celebrating 35 Years by Sponsoring 35th Anniversary Event

Citizens for Modern Transit, founded in 1985, will be celebrating 35 years of advocating for public transit on July 31, 2019 at Innovation Hall adjacent to the Cortex MetroLink Station to mark the occasion and invite you to join us as a sponsor. Three and a half decades ago CMT began its mission to introduce MetroLink… Read more »