Posts Categorized: General

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Calling All Poets and Lovers of Transit

This Valentine’s Day, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) wants to know about your Bus Crush! CMT is encouraging St. Louis residents to express why they love public transit in a poem through the “Bus Crush” social media campaign. Riders that would like to enter the “Bus Crush” poetry contest should write up their best love… Read more »

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RFP for Public Art Released for Maplewood Transit Stop Transformation Project

The “Transit Stop Transformation Project” is a collaboration between Citizens for Modern Transit and AARP St. Louis with the help of the City of Maplewood, Citizens National Bank and KaBOOM!, working together to activate the space around a Maplewood MetroBus Stop.  This joint initiative, will convert the MetroBus Stop area at the southwest corner of… Read more »

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MO Senate Appropriations Hearing Set for Tomorrow; Weigh in on Transit Investment

The Senate Appropriations Committee is holding its first hearing tomorrow, January 15, 2020, in hearing room  SCR2 on HB4.  Citizens for Modern Transit and the Missouri Public Transit Association will be testifying on behalf of increased investment in public transit in Missouri.  Public transit is delivering on its promise to Missouri despite the distinct lack… Read more »

Metro Security Quarterly Score Card Results

Latest Transit Security Scorecard Released

Phase II of the MetroLink System-Wide Assessment led by East-West Gateway Council of Governments will wrap up later this winter. The initial study generated 99 recommendations for improvements on the system.  As a part of Phase II of the study, a security report card has been created to track progress on the 99 recommendations and… Read more »

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CMT Elects New Member to Board of Directors

Citizens for Modern Transit today announced it has elected Mark Grossenbacher, professional engineer and St. Charles resident, as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Grossenbacher is the St. Louis Practice Leader of the HNTB Corporation, a nationally recognized transportation/transit engineering design firm headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. He will serve a three-year term…. Read more »

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County Council Approves Second Part of Appropriation to Bi-State

After several months of discussions, the St. Louis County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to send the Bi-State Development Agency the remaining one-third of the money it requested for its 2020 annual budget appropriation with passage of Bill 383 and 384 (Ordinances 27,676 and 27,677).  Each year, Bi-State goes through an appropriation process with both the City of… Read more »

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Elevator Rehabilitation Project Will Impact Two Downtown MetroLink Stations

  Metro Transit will repair and restore elevators at the Convention Center and 8th & Pine MetroLink Stations starting on Monday, January 13. To accommodate this rehabilitation work, one elevator at each station will go out of service and will be unavailable to customers for several months. The elevator serving the eastbound platform of the… Read more »

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RFP for Public Relations Released for Ridership Programming

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) i is undertaking a two-year education campaign, which will including launch of new programming, partnership collaboration and rider/community engagement.   CMT is seeking a firm to assist with these efforts in planning, executing and promoting these events and messaging items.   The programs would include Social Media marketing; email outreach; promotional events;… Read more »

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Spring 2020 Ten Toe Express Registration Now Open

Hop aboard the 2020 Ten Toe Express! The Ten Toe Express is a walking program linking transit and your own ten toes through group walks that meet at MetroLink stations and take Metro transit to fun destinations exploring the St. Louis region. We walk in a variety of places and visit unique spots that even the… Read more »

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Spring 2020 Ten Toe Walk Leaders Wanted

More than 8,000 area residents have collectively trekked thousands of miles exploring the St. Louis region through more than 1,200 guided tours.  Currently, there are more than 350 older adults each session, that participate in several different Ten Toe Express Walking Groups. And, new participants sign up each session. To help meet demand, CMT is looking for… Read more »

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Metro, Wash U, and BJC Partner to Improve Service and Safety at Central West End MetroLink Station

The elevator at the Central West End MetroLink Station will be closed for several months beginning on Thursday, December 26, to accommodate demolition crews and reconstruction of the elevator during a station improvement project which includes new features and amenities to improve service and safety. The platform at Metro Transit’s busiest MetroLink station will remain… Read more »

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Public Private Partnership Funds Upcoming Improvements to CWE MetroLink Station

A new project scheduled to begin next week will bring major improvements to the busiest station on the MetroLink light rail system, the Central West End MetroLink Station. The $7.5 million enhancements are being funded by Washington University School of Medicine and BJC HealthCare, in partnership with Metro Transit. The goal is to relieve congestion… Read more »

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New Law Enforcement and Contracted Security Agreements to Bolster Safety and Security on Metro Transit System

  The Bi-State Development Board of Commissioners approved five new agreements on December 10 with St. Louis regional law enforcement agencies and a new contracted security provider. Negotiating and approving these key agreements are part of the coordinated strategy of Metro Transit and elected officials in the two-state region to create stronger collaboration and resource… Read more »