Posts Categorized: General

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New Contract Security Firm Begins Patrols on Metro Transit April 1

Beginning on April 1, G4S Secure Solutions will begin providing contract security guard services on the Metro Transit system. The global security firm was approved in December 2019 by the Bi-State Board of Commissioners. Metro Transit is working with G4S to implement a mobile deployment strategy for the entire system including St. Louis City and… Read more »

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COVID-19 Update: Service on 4 MetroBus Routes Will be Suspended March 30​

Over the past two weeks, ridership across most MetroBus routes and MetroLink has fallen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Transit ridership remains stronger on some of Metro’s busiest bus routes, while others that serve businesses and schools that have temporarily closed carried fewer passengers in past weeks. As a result, Metro is shifting its available… Read more »

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CARES Act Delivers Vital Lifeline for Transit

Congress crossed the finish line with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which is a vital lifeline for transit with $25 billion in funding for rural and urban areas across the country. “Congress is providing a vital line of support through its $2 trillion stimulus package. Missouri transit agencies are facing massive… Read more »

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Amtrak Modifying Service Due to COVID-19

In response to unprecedented reductions in passenger rail travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, MoDOT staff have been working closely with Amtrak regarding the ridership declines on the Missouri River Runner trains. Due to this significant reduction in passenger demand, a temporary service modification is being made to the Missouri River Runner and the national Amtrak network. … Read more »

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Spring 2020 Ten Toe Express Session New Dates – June 1 to July 15

First and foremost, we hope that you, your family, friends, and colleagues are healthy and well. Due to the ever-changing environment around COVID-19, we will be postponing our Ten Toe Express Spring 2020 Kickoff Walk to June 4th. Furthermore, the Ten Toe Express 2020 Spring Session is to run a truncated schedule from June 1… Read more »

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Senate CARES Act includes $25B for Transit

The Senate released its version of the COVID-19 relief package this morning, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which includes $25 billion for public transit. Funding would be allocated to transit operators to protect public health and safety while ensuring transportation access to jobs, medical treatment, food, and other essential services remain… Read more »

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$25B for Transit in House Relief Bill

The U.S. House released its version of the third coronavirus relief bill Monday. The Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act, H.R. 6379, would provide $25 billion in grants to the transit industry. The transit funding would be administered through the Federal Transit Administration using Fiscal Year 2020 formulas and could be used by agencies… Read more »

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Transit is Essential; Contact Congress Today

While we adjust to the dramatic changes to daily life amidst the spread of COVID-19, one thing is unchanged – public transit access remains essential. Local transit agencies, as well as those across the state and nationwide, are working tirelessly to provide as much service as possible during this pandemic, while also focusing on keeping… Read more »

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Senate Relief Bill Includes $20 Billion for Transit

The Senate COVID-19 Relief bill currently includes $20 billion for public transit with $4 billion earmarked for rural transit.  The Senate is now in negotiations with House leaders to include a revised version of the trillion-dollar-plus relief bill to contain almost $90 billion in federal assistance for transportation. The House is also leading a separate… Read more »

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Transit is Essential; Metro Transit Stepping Up During COVID-19

Transit agencies across the country are stepping up to ensure vital service while taking safety precautions for staff and riders alike during the COVID-19 outbreak. Metro Transit in St. Louis is  constantly reviewing and tweaking protocols to do just that.  Metro Transit is delivering vital service for essential employees including healthcare workers, doctors, first responders, and other essential… Read more »

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CALL TO ACTION: Contact Your Rep to Support COVID-19 Funding

Recently APTA circulated the funding request below to its membership.  Please consider reaching out to your congressional delegation in support of APTA’s COVID-19 funding request. You can simply forward this email to your delegation and personalize some of the impacts you are seeing on the ground. There are numerous reports of increased costs and reduced… Read more »

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Metro Transit Protocols in Place during COVID-19  

As we continue to move through the ever changing environment surrounding COVID-19, one of Citizens for Modern Transit’s priorities is to ensure riders have the latest information on transit and the current protocols in place. Here is a message from Metro Transit, “We are keeping a close eye on COVID-19 developments and are in communication… Read more »

A Special Message from Citizens for Modern Transit

  Since the coronavirus outbreak began, we have been watching with concern and taking the necessary actions to protect the health of our members and ensure the smooth operations of the organization.  We know that your first and most likely 900th thought is not about CMT.  However, our membership is the top of our mind… Read more »

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MetroLines Poetry Contest Draws Record Number of Entries

15 winners were selected out of 309 entries, triple the total number of previous submissions Winning poems created by 15 talented bi-state area poets are being displayed on the Metro Transit system for the next year. The poems were selected from submissions for the 2019 MetroLines program, a regional poetry competition hosted by Metro Arts… Read more »