Posts Categorized: Metro

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Taking Transit? Tell Us Your Thoughts on the MetroLink Access Project

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) teamed up with Metro, East-West Gateway Council of Governments, St. Clair County Transit District, the Organization for Black Struggle and local law enforcement to pilot a MetroLink Access Project designed to help improve fare validation at three highly utilized MetroLink stations.  The project kicked off on Sept. 10 at the Forest… Read more »

CMT offering scholarships to Transit Midwest Conference in Kansas City

The four-state Transit Midwest/State Public Transit Partnership Conference is right around the corner this summer August 14-16 in Kansas City, MO at the Westin at Crown Center. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear from transit industry experts on the FAST ACT and mobility on demand, check out the new Kansas City Streetcar and learn… Read more »

KCATA takes innovative approach to transit with pilot program

First U.S. public-private collaboration brings together a major U.S. transit system, an automaker and an urban technology company to enhance existing mass transit by providing greater mobility options to residents of Kansas City Ford is exclusive vehicle provider for Ride KC: Bridj because of its commitment to developing smarter transportation systems through its Ford Smart… Read more »

CMT is Crushing on Transit

We have a Crush… a crush on Transit! And we’re calling local transit enthusiasts to help us show our Love for Transit on Feb. 11, 2016! The 2nd Annual Transit Crush event offers daily transit commuters, occasional riders, and transit enthusiasts of all stripes the chance to unite in support of their love for transit – and… Read more »

Does transportation impact the livability of our community?

Livability Matters: Transportation Choice and Connections Seminar set for Feb. 4, 2016 at the Embassy Suites in Downtown St. Louis Don’t miss this upcoming morning seminar on livability and transportation choice in the St. Louis Region. Opportunity to hear from AARP’s  Jana Lynott, senior strategic policy advisor from Washington D. C. on the release of … Read more »

CMT announces panel for Dec. 1 event on Transit & Equity

The upcoming CMT end-of-year event, FREEDOM OF RIDING – TRANSIT’S ABILITY TO INCREASE EQUITY IN ALL SECTORS OF OUR COMMUNITY, on December 1 will be moderated by CMT Board Chair and Ferguson Commission member Rose Windmiller.  In addition, the panel will include: •D’Andre Braddix, Assistant Dean of Students at UMSL •Nancy Cross, Vice President and Missouri Director… Read more »

MoDOT names new director

Patrick K. McKenna has been named the new director of the Missouri Department of Transportation by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. The announcement was made today at a press conference following the commission’s monthly meeting. In his role as deputy commissioner, McKenna served as the chief financial, operating and legislative officer for the organization. … Read more »

Denver a lesson learned for St. Louis for transit financing?

CMT hosted The Denver Story; Creative Financing to bring a Transit vision to Fruition on November 4 to look at possible creative funding sources for transit in St. Louis. A little more than three months ago, CMT hosted another event in the same spot and released the CMT Transit Funding Study.  One of the key findings in… Read more »

Weigh in on MetroBus Plan for North County Transfer Center

Metro transit passengers and the public are invited to learn more about the new North County Transit Center and provide feedback on a new MetroBus service plan proposed for North St. Louis County at four upcoming informal meetings. The new transit center is located at 3140 Pershall Road between West Florissant Avenue and New Halls… Read more »

House approves Transportation Bill

Updated 11/6/15 Yesterday, the US House of Representatives passed a 6-year transportation bill, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 . The legislation is a 6-year bill authorizing $325 billion for transportation over that time. The bill will now move to a conference committee. The current extension of MAP-21 expires on November 20th.   There… Read more »

Consider a special year-end gift for transit in 2015 with CMT

Transit is at a critical juncture in the St. Louis region. The recently released Ferguson Commission Report highlighted the need for transit expansion and funding as a signature priority project. St. Louis County is wrapping up community engagement for the selection of a corridor to take a MetroLink expansion study to the next level. The… Read more »

CMT’s TRY & RIDE doubles 2 year goal in 16 months

CMT’s Try & Ride program has been on a fast-track to success since it launched in mid-June of 2014. In a mere 16 months, the transit advocacy organization doubled its two-year goal of helping 1,500 area residents “test drive” MetroLink and MetroBus to experience, first-hand, how easy and advantageous the system can be for the… Read more »

East-West Gateway Board names new leader

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the metropolitan planning organization, named a new leader today at its monthly board meeting.  The East-West Gateway board unanimously voted to name Jim Wild as its executive director.  Wild replaces Ed Hillhouse who resigned in June. East-West Gateway is responsible for setting the transportation policy and priority projects for the region…. Read more »

Help shape transportation in & around Forest Park

The Forest Park Connectivity and Mobility Study wants your input! The project team is looking to create a vision for connectivity and improve the overall visitor experience. The study will evaluate how visitors move through the park, access the park, and travel to the park from the greater St. Louis region.  Please join us during Discovery Week to offer feedback… Read more »