Posts Categorized: MetroLink

CMT announces new Ten Toe Walking Group – AARP Breakfast Bunch

CMT is excited about the new Ten Toe Express Walking group  – the AARP Breakfast Bunch that will meet on Saturday mornings thanks to AARP St. Louis!  This group will meet at the Shrewsbury MetroLink station (7201 Lansdowne Ave; St. Louis, MO 63119)  at 8:49 am on most Saturday mornings.  Their first walk will be on Saturday, April… Read more »

House committee adds $1million in transit assistance to MoDOT budget

The House Appropriations Committee for Revenue, Transportation and Economic Development met Wednesday to pass out the bills for each department budget.  Chairman Lincoln Hough had prepared an amendment to make several changes to MODOT’s budget.  Many transit supporters including CMT have been pushing for the $1,000,000 core cut to transit assistance recommended by Governor Jay… Read more »

CMT & SAINT LOUIS FOOTBALL CLUB to host first-ever TRANSIT CRUSH on FEB. 13

#cmttransitcrush Local transit enthusiasts to meet along the MetroLink alignment to show their love for the region’s transit system this Friday during the evening commute! Love will be in the air along the MetroLink alignment on Feb. 13 as CMT and the Saint Louis Football Club team up to host the first-ever Transit Crush event,… Read more »

Don’t miss CMT’s Great Race 2015: A Relay to the Rails

After hosting three, highly successful Great Race competitions placing Team TRANSIT, Team BIKE, Team CARSHARE and Team CARPOOL in a head-to-head competition to see which commuters could get from Point A to Point B the fastest during the evening rush via their respective transportation modes, Citizens for Modern Transit is excited to announce a new… Read more »

CMT teams up with Creating Whole Communities for “Transit’s impact on the neighborhood”

Many neighborhoods in St. Louis are burdened by rising poverty, falling population, and stagnating property values. Can transportation infrastructure like public transit help revitalize these “weak market” communities? Can St. Louis impact its neighborhoods with transit? Join CMT and Creating Whole Communities for a discussion on the possibilities for St. Louis around transit. With the… Read more »

CMT & AARP team up to co-host the Spring 2015 Ten Toe Express Program

New partnership will give more than 300,000 St. Louis area AARP members access to the benefits of the unique walk program for active older adults Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is pleased to announce it is teaming up with AARP to help further promote transit and walking through its successful Ten Toe Express Walk Program…. Read more »

CMT & SAINT LOUIS FOOTBALL CLUB team-up to host first-ever TRANSIT CRUSH

Feb. 13 event will give transit enthusiasts the chance to show their love for MetroLink Love will be in the air along the MetroLink alignment on Feb. 13  as Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) and the Saint Louis Football Club outdoor professional soccer team will team up to host the first-ever Transit Crush event, designed… Read more »

Volunteer as a MetroLink Monitor and help ensure we have the stations we need!

Citizens for Modern Transit has volunteer positions open for MetroLink Monitors at the following stations: Airport Main and East North Hanley Central West End 5th & MO Swansea The MetroLink Monitor Program was established by CMT’s Riders’ Advocate Committee and was charged to monitor the quality and condition of stations along the MetroLink alignment. Volunteers… Read more »

KC Streetcar lessons for the St. Louis transit discussion

CMT hosted a sneak peek of the Kansas City Streetcar project in St. Louis on Jan. 22.  The streetcar project is currently under construction, has millions in development going in along its path, and residents will soon be able to hop on board in early 2016. The 2 mile modern street-running streetcar project is estimated to cost… Read more »

CHRISTNER secures title in CMT & Green Business TRY & RIDE Challenge

Representatives from Citizens for Modern Transit and the St. Louis Green Business Challenge officially named the local green design firm, Christner, Inc., as the winner of its 2014 Try & Ride Green Business Leaders Commuter Challenge. The announcement was made during the Green Business Challenge meeting held at the Lakeside Café at the Saint Louis… Read more »

Have a crush on transit? Join CMT on Feb. 13 to show your love

CMT is calling all transit enthusiasts. Join CMT and the St. Louis Football Club as we spread our love for transit during the first-ever Transit Crush on Feb. 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. Sign up today to help distribute information about CMT’s Guaranteed Ride Home program at a MetroLink station before gathering with other… Read more »

Cromnibus includes full funding authorized under MAP-21

On the 16th of December, President Obama signed into law the $1.1 trillion government spending bill passed by Congress the prior week and averted a government shutdown that would have otherwise been triggered if he didn’t sign it.  The legislation known as “cromnibus,” was a 1,600 page spending package containing 11 appropriations bills that fund… Read more »

CMT releases RFP for Graphic Design for Citizens for Modern Transit

Federal Project CMAQ-5456(611) Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with a spring advertising campaign on CMT’s Try & Ride Program, a program to entice new riders to the transit system with complimentary tickets, personalized route from home to work, and tips and tricks on how to ride…. Read more »

Billions invested in Transit Projects in 2014

 The Transport Politic highlights billions in major transit investments in the US and Canada in 2014- a banner year in every metropolitan region in the U.S.  Yonah Freemark, the blog’s author, summarizes the impact and cost of the projects and offers the following observations: 737 miles of new lines and extensions  in 2014. 10 new… Read more »