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Infrastructure Tops the List of Priorities for 2019 Legislative Session

Missouri Governor Mike Parson made his State of the State address on Wednesday. As expected Governor Parson stressed workforce development and infrastructure in his State of the State address. This included his support for increased broadband coverage, $75 million in increased funding for workforce development programs and an infrastructure plan for transportation funded by budget… Read more »

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Spring Ten Toe Express Registration Now Open; Get on Board Today

Created to inspire St. Louis area older adults, as well as any other interested individuals, to see how easy it is to integrate walking with public transit use to get around town, the CMT Ten Toe Express Walk Program also promotes the health and well-being benefits of transit commuting. The 2019  Spring Session kicks off on Wednesday, April… Read more »

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Transportation Bills Filed as 2019 Legislative Session Gets Underway

The Missouri 2019 Legislative Session kicked off last week in Jefferson City, Missouri.  There have been several transportation funding bills already introduced: SB 190 – Onder – Requires a portion of sales and use tax revenue to be deposited into the State Road Fund SB 201 – Romine – Replaces the current motor vehicle registration fee system… Read more »

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CMT Seeking Intern to Join the Team

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is seeking an intern for the Summer and/or Fall 2019. CMT offers paid internship positions every spring, summer and fall, allowing students and recent graduates the opportunity to work closely with our team and gain insight into the public transit arena in addition to nonprofit management, administration, advocacy and fundraising. CMT… Read more »

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Government Shutdown, and Subsequent Lack of Federal Funding, Causing Public Transit Providers to Reduce Services

The ripple effect of the government shutdown has made its way to Missouri’s roadways. Rural transit providers throughout the state are currently operating without FTA Section 5311 and 5310 funding, leaving agencies to rely on other funding sources or reserves to continue to provide critical transit services to residents.OATS Transit, for example, which provides service… Read more »

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Make Plans to Attend CMT’s Next “Talking Transit” Event, Featuring a Panel Discussion on MetroLink Security Assessment Recommendations

In an effort to actively address local challenges and continue to help our community regain confidence in safe and secure rides aboard MetroLink, the East-West Gateway Council of Governments’ Board of Directors authorized an 8-month, $400,000 MetroLink Security Assessment in March 2018. The assessment has been completed, and final security recommendations will be submitted in… Read more »

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Transit Investment is a Must for Missouri

The 2019 legislative session is fast approaching, and it’s imperative the topic of transit investment remains top of mind among elected officials. Transit systems across the nation receive approximately 40 percent of their annual operating budgets from their respective states. This is not the case in Missouri. For more than a decade, the state legislature… Read more »

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CMT Board Member Taulby Roach Named Bi-State CEO

Bi-State Development officially announced their new CEO in December at a signing event at their headquarters. Taulby Roach, CMT Board member and longtime transportation consultant for St. Clair County, was named Bi-State Development Agency’s next president and CEO. Roach began his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bi-State Development on January 1, 2019, with his top priorities focusing… Read more »

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Stay Toasty on Transit Offers Sweet Commute this Morning

  CMT teamed up with the MetroLink Police Unit, Metro Transit, and UMSL today  to highlight transit as a viable winter transportation option in the St. Louis region during the Toasty on Transit event.  To help keep commuters warm, and spread a little holiday cheer, the group collaborated to host a “Stay Toasty on Transit”… Read more »

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TRANSIT ADVISORY WORKING GROUP RELEASES 2018 PROGRESS REPORT, DETAILING WORK ACCOMPLISHED TO FURTHER SAFETY AND SECURITY MEASURES ON METROLINK

The Transit Advisory Working Group (TAWG), which is comprised of twelve organizations from around the bi-state area, today released its 2018 Progress Report. The purpose of the report is to update elected officials, stakeholders and the public on progress being made to improve safety and security on the MetroLink system – an issue that remains… Read more »

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CMT Teamed Up with SLU for Special Ten Toe Walk

On Saturday December 8, St. Louis University (SLU) and Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) teamed up to host a special Ten Toe Express® walk from the SLU campus to the Steinberg Skating Rink and back.  The event was designed to introduce SLU students to the transit system and the places they can go on Metro. … Read more »

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Challenge: Talk to Someone on Your Commute

In a recent Mobility Lab article by Jenna Fortunati in late November,  she challenged readers to speak to someone on their commute.  Challenge accepted! A previous article detailed one of the biggest benefits to transit, being surrounded by other people and fostering a sense of community.  Building on that concept, the togetherness – sharing space with other… Read more »

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METROLINK POLICE UNIT TO PARTNER WITH UMSL, METRO and CMT TO HOST A “STAY TOASTY ON TRANSIT” EVENT AT THE NORTH HANLEY METROLINK STATION

Early Morning Effort Designed to Help Keep Commuters Warm and Spread Holiday Cheer Transit is a viable transportation option in the St. Louis region, especially in the winter months and during inclement weather. To help keep commuters warm, and spread a little holiday cheer, the MetroLink Police Unit is teaming up with Citizens for Modern… Read more »

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Metro Transit to Host Holiday Concerts and Toy Drive

Metro Transit will be featuring music from local caroling groups and musicians at seven Metro Transit Center locations in December. Riders can enjoy the sounds of the season at any of the free, 60-minute concerts. See schedule above. Metro riders and others are also invited to show their holiday spirit by helping to brighten the… Read more »