Posts Categorized: MetroLink

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New Employee Metro Pass Program at UMSL

On December 23, UMSL began a “trial” Faculty/Staff discounted Metro Pass program.  Employees of UMSL can now purchase a semester long (Jan – May) Metro transit pass for $55.00. This represents a significant cost savings over Metro’s standard monthly pass which costs $68.00 (savings of $285).  With this pass employees have unlimited access to Metrobus… Read more »

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Retrofitting the Region for Economic Success – St. Louis

On September 23, 2011 Citizens for Modern Transit hosted our 27th Annual Meeting.  This year’s meeting featured guest speaker Scott Bernstein, President and CEO of the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT).  Mr. Bernstein presented “Retrofitting the Region for Economic Success – St. Louis” a fact-filled presentation that detailed commuting patterns, housing and transportation costs, and… Read more »

Transportation Day is right around the corner – Join us!

Transportation Day 2012 is set for February 1, 2012 in Jefferson City.  I hope you will consider joining us in our efforts by attending this day of meetings with key legislators at the state Capitol.   We have heard from legislators that they do no think transit is a priority for people in Missouri because they are not… Read more »

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ULI TAP Belleville Station Final Report

Last month we posted about the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Technical Assistaince Panel (TAP) Citizens for Modern Transit sponsored at the Belleville MetroLink Station (See post: CMT Sponsors ULI TAP at Belleville Station).  The panel of experts has put together their final report and recommendations for development prospects at and around the Belleville MetroLink Station…. Read more »

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Transit: Enhancing the St. Louis Economy Breakfast 1/27/2012

Before we know it, the Missouri General Assembly will reconvene for the 2012 Legislative session. We know that your company has a list of legislative priorities you would like to see this session especially in the current economy. There is, however, one item that should be top priority for your organization and the region: Transit. … Read more »

CMT adopts FY12 Legislative Agenda

With the general session right around the corner, funding for transit at the state level tops CMT’s Legislative Agenda this fiscal year.  Citizens for Modern Transit adopted its FY12 Legislative Agenda on December 7.  Federal reauthorization of the Transportation Bill, supporting MoDOT’s request for $3.06 million for transit funding from the state of Missouri and MoDOT’s… Read more »

CMT Seeks Public Relations Firm for New Grant

Dear Consultant: Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is requesting the services of a consulting public relations firm to perform the described professional services for the project included on the attached list. If your firm would like to be considered for these consulting services, you may express your interest by responding to the appropriate office, which… Read more »

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When Gas Prices Go Up So Does Transit Ridership

The Atlantic Cities published an article today about how Americans react to high gas prices.  The article features a soon to be released study by Bradely Lane of the University of Texas at El Paso: “A time-series analysis of gasoline prices and public transportation in US metropolitan areas.” Lane studied gasoline price fluctuations in 33… Read more »

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CMT Sponsors ULI TAP at Belleville Station

Thursday, November 11, 2011, Citizens for Modern Transit partnered with Metro, St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD), and the City of Belleville to host the first of three Urban Land Institute (ULI) Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs).  Technical Assistance Panels are part of ULI’s Advisory Services Program and consists of panel of industry professionals assembled to… Read more »

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City Issues RFP for TOD at CORTEX Site

The St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) has issued and RFP/RFQ for transit oriented development at the CORTEX Site. Starting Date: 11-04-2011 Closing Date: 12-02-2011 Closing Time: 12:00 PM Summary St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) seeks a consulting firm (Consultant) with expertise in transit feasibility studies, connectivity planning, and transit-oriented development (TOD)planning. The objective is to… Read more »

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$1.2 Million Project at UMSL-South MetroLink Station

Construction on a new rail crossover at the UMSL-South MetroLink Station will begin soon.  The $1.2 million project will allow MetroLink trains to switch tracks, to bypass stalled trains or move around construction.  The project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is expected to be completed in early 2013. Source: St…. Read more »