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APTA Hosts 12th Annual Photo Invitational

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is seeking photos for their 12th annual Photo Invitational. APTA wants photos that depict public transportation’s significance, value and benefits of opportunity, access, freedom, and mobility, which enable everyone in the community to accomplish what is important to them, all the while making communities stronger and more vibrant. The… Read more »

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Step Up for Amtrak

Amtrak and passenger rail are all the buzz today in St. Louis.  Senator Dick Durbin will hold a press conference at 12 noon today at the St. Louis Gateway Station to discuss drastic funding cuts for passenger rail. MoDOT will be holding a public open house this evening at the Kirkwood Train Station to discuss Missourians… Read more »


Durbin to Hold Press Conference on Amtrak Cuts 10/26

From the Office of Dick Durbin (D-IL)  10/26/2011 ST. LOUIS – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin will hold a news conference to discuss drastic cuts to transportation spending proposed by U.S. House Republicans in their appropriations bill for FY 2012. The House legislation slashes funding for Amtrak by 60 percent and would effectively eliminate all state-supported… Read more »

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Winner! CMT Best Transit Pic Contest – October

For the  fourth month in a row CMT has hosted The Citizens for Modern Best Transit Pic Contest. The winner receives a free monthly Metro pass. This month’s winner was selected by CMT Associate Director: Seth Teel. With all the excitement of the Cardinal’s post season, we couldn’t help but select a photo the illustrates… Read more »


Missouri State Rail Plan Open House 10/26/2011

Missouri Department of Transportation will be hosting an open house and discussion about the movement of goods and people by freight and passenger rail. The workshop will be held Wednesday 10/26/2011,  5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Amtrak Station (110 Argonne, Kirkwood, MO 63122). MODOT is developing a Statewide Rail Plan that will… Read more »

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URS Hiring Transportation Civil Engineer

Post Date: Oct 11, 2011 Location: St Louis, MO, US Requisition Number: URS60537 Interest Category: Engineering Interest Sub Category: Engineering – Transportation Job Title : Transportation Civil Engineer Employment Category/Status: part-time Type of Position: Temporary Country: U.S. State: Missouri City: St Louis Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or appropriate discipline. Minimum five years… Read more »

CMT & Vantage Credit Union Team Up

CMT & Vantage Credit Union’s Young & Free St. Louis team up to show you how to use the MetroLink. Associate Director Seth Teel worked with Jenn Cloud of Young & Free St. Louis put together this instructional video. Young & Free St. Louis is effort from Vantage Credit Union to better serve their 18-to-25… Read more »


Carnahan to Hold Press Conference Announcing Filing of HR 3200

Last week congressman Russ Carnahan introduced HR 3200 – “The Local Flexibility for Transit Assistance Act.”  In honor of this important piece of legislation Carnahan will be holding a press conference tomorrow Thursday October 20, 2011 at the  Civic Center MetroLink & Metrobus Transfer Center. The press conference will begin at 10:00 am. For more… Read more »


MO River Runner Has Temporary Schedule Change

Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner, which has service between Kansas City and St. Louis, will have a temporary schedule change to accommodate repairs to the Union Pacific railroad lines it uses.  October 16 – 20 trains will leave Union Station in Kansas City at 6:00 A.M. instead of its regularly scheduled 8:15 A.M.  Trains will arrive… Read more »


MODOT Developing New State Rail Plan

The Missouri Department of Transportation is developing a new State Rail Plan that will provide the strategic framework for the development of freight and passenger rail service in Missouri for the next 20 years.  It is important that we hear from you to ensure we incorporate Missourians’ needs into this process.  You are invited to… Read more »

Carnahan Introduces Local Flexibility for Transit Assistance Act

Dear Citizens for Modern Transit: Last year alone, Americans took over 10 billion trips on public transit. As transit agencies work to serve the growing demand for public transportation, these agencies are facing shortfalls in state and local revenues and unpredictable fuel prices. This means many transit agencies are being forced to cut services, raise… Read more »

Amtrak Celebrates Record Ridership But May Face Funding Cuts

Yesterday Amtrak celebrated its 30 millionth rider for FY2011 at the Gateway Multimodal Transportation Center. Despite record ridership, there is a federal proposal to cut funding for state-supported Amtrak routes.  These proposed cuts would affect routes between St. Louis and Kansas City and St. Louis and Chicago. Source: KMOX – Amtrak Celebrates Record Under Funding Cloud


Extra MetroLink Service for NLCS Games

Metro will be adding additional MetroLink service Thursday and Friday nights to help accommodate the Cardinal’s fans for the NLCS.  We urge you to take public transit to the game. Why pay a ton of money to park, then have to walk several blocks just to get to the stadium, when you can let Metro… Read more »

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FTA Information Session in Kansas City 10/18/11

FTA Information Sessions: Proposed Title VI and Environmental Justice Circulars FTA is proposing a revised Title VI Circular and a new Environmental Justice Circular. The Information Sessions are the Federal Transit Administration’s efforts to reach out to transit agencies, community based organizations, and stakeholders to provide information about the two proposed circulars and answer clarifying… Read more »


Community Partnership Project Seminar Series 10/25/11

UMSL’s Community Partnership Project (CPP) presents Creating Whole Communities: Understanding the State of Community Development Nonprofits in St. Louis as part of its CPP Seminar Series. Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 – 3:30p-5:00p Reception to follow – 5:00p-6:00p J.C. Penney Conference Center, Room 126 University of Missouri-St. Louis One University Boulevard The event is accessible via… Read more »