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CMT Talking Transit Series Presents Economic Impact of Transit Study Results

CMT’s next Talking Transit event, Report to the Community on the Economic Impact of Public Transit, will be held on October 22, 2019, at the St.  Louis Regional Chamber Collaboration Center, One Metropolitan Square, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Citizens for Modern Transit, in partnership with the Missouri Public Transit Association and AARP St. Louis, commissioned… Read more »

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CMT Wraps Up FY19 on High Note with Promise for Transit

TRANSIT: A Promise for Accessibility, Economic Opportunity and Stronger Communities Public transit goes well beyond the ride. It provides accessibility to jobs, education, and healthcare. It promotes social equality. It positions the region for growth. It promises an economic return. Each of these declarations underscores the difference transit is making in our local communities. It’s… Read more »

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And the Bragging Rights Go to . . . . UMSL

After a day of checking in on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, bragging rights for the first-ever College Transit Challenge were awarded to the University of Missouri-St.  Louis! UMSL’s students and staff captured the honor by having  the most participation in the challenge, sharing more online posts and pics highlighting their transit use than any other… Read more »

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Mascots Meetup on MetroLink for the College Transit Challenge

Led by the mascots for each of their schools, students, faculty and staff from five of the St. Louis region’s colleges and universities hopped on board the Metro Transit system Aug. 28 to compete in the first ever College Transit Challenge. Hosted by Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), Metro Transit, St. Clair County Transit District… Read more »

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Metro Transit Schedules Two Public Hearings on New Service Plan

Metro is inviting the public to attend one of two presentations to find out more about the final Metro Reimagined plan. The upcoming bus route changes will provide more frequent service, faster and more direct trips, and improved weekend service. Public Hearing Locations Monday, August 26 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. St. Louis Public Library… Read more »

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Pledge Your Participation in College Transit Challenge at Upcoming Events

Citizens for Modern Transit, Metro Transit, and the Bureau of Transit Police are teaming up with St. Louis Community College, Saint Louis University, Southwestern Illinois College, University of Missouri–St. Louis and Washington University in St. Louis to host the first-ever College Transit Challenge. On Wednesday, Aug. 28, those affiliated with the respective schools can help… Read more »

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St. Louis County Council Moves Bond Refinancing Last Night

The St. Louis County Council perfected legislation last night that would allow the county to sign off on a major bond issue refinancing from the  Cross County MetroLink extension for Bi-State Development that would provide $20 million for new public safety measures on MetroLink. Bi-State will use the $20 million to help pay for security… Read more »

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Metro Transit Announces New Public Safety Leadership Team

Metro Transit announced that three individuals have been selected to lead the transit system’s Public Safety team: Stephen Berry, General Manager of Public Safety; Kevin B. Scott, Director of Security; and Vernon L. Summer, Manager of Contract Security. This new leadership team will be responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of the transit system’s… Read more »

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St. Clair County Transit District Hosting Pop-Up Events to Talk IL MetroBus

St. Clair County, IL, August 5, 2019 – St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) is conducting an in-depth review of the existing transit network through a study called SCCTD Transit Vision 2020. The purpose of the study is to identify what is and is not working well, where service is and is not needed, and ultimately, how SCCTD… Read more »

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Fall Ten Toe Express Special Walk Line Up Announced

The 2019 Fall Ten Toe Express walking Session is right around the corner and in-person registration events begin August 9th.  Walking schedules for each walking group are being finalized and updated regularly.  Register today for the fall walking session and join us for the special walks below! Fall Registration Link: Registration Required. Fall 2019 Kickoff… Read more »

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“COLLEGE TRANSIT CHALLENGE” SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 28

Public transit is a safe, cost-effective transportation option for people of all ages, and in the St. Louis region, it’s proving to be particularly viable for students. High school, college and university students accounted for nearly 2 million MetroLink and 1.6 million MetroBus passenger trips during the last school year. To underscore the advantages of… Read more »

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Old Town Swansea Pop-Up Bike/Walk Event – Saturday, August 10

Residents and visitors of Swansea are welcome to attend this walk and bike ride to try potential streetscape improvements that could be part of the Old Town Streetscape Master Plan. Attendees will walk, ride, or both in a 1-mile loop (or shorter if you choose) to test out bike paths, sidewalks, multi-use paths, and other… Read more »