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City of Clayton’s TOD overlay helps entice new high rise development near transit

With the creation of Clayton’s Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Overlay Districts around the Clayton Ave. and Forsyth MetroLink Stations, the City has paved the way for mixed-use development which takes into account the benefits of transit. The latest development, The Crossing, situated within Clayton’s master plan’s “Central Station District” has taken advantage of this positive … Continued

Transportation engineering is a craft, building places is a human endeavor – Chuck Marohn, Strong Towns

“Transportation engineering is a craft, building places is a human endeavor,” said Strong Towns President and Co-founder Chuck Marohn at CMT’s“Transportation in the Next American City” Breakfast on Oct. 9.    With more than 100 CMT members and friends in the room, Marohn detailed the misconceived assumptions about transportation infrastructure that have existed for decades and how … Continued

Ten Toe Express Program Taking a Behind the Scenes Tour of Downtown Development

Ever find yourself walking downtown and wondering about the construction, progress and vision for Downtown St. Louis?  CMT’s Ten Toe Express walks often pass through downtown on their various adventures, but rarely get a behind the scenes glimpse of the developments.  Therefore, on Wednesday, October 15, walkers will get a private introduction into several of … Continued

CMT honors public & private organizations for advancing transit at 30th Annual Meeting

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) recently recognized several public and private organizations for their efforts to advance the development of new light rail in the St. Louis region. Awards were presented to BJC Healthcare, Washington University, the Cortex Innovation Community and Great Rivers Greenway, along with the City of Pagedale and Beyond Housing, during CMT’s … Continued

CMT announces 2014 BEst Workplaces for Commuters winners

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is pleased to announce Microgrid Energy and Washington University as the winners of the 2014 Best Workplaces for Commuters competition. These employers were recognized for their outstanding commuter benefits at CMT’s 30th Annual Meeting, held last week at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis, and will receive a one-year … Continued

TIGER Grant awarded Metro for St. Louis Cortex Station & CWE upgrades

Senator McCaskill’s office just announced that TIGER Grants were approved for capital funding for the St. Louis CORTEX MetroLink station and CWE Station upgrades and MO River Bridge in Washington, MO.  Approximately $10.3 million was awarded to the Cortex project specifically. TIGER funds are highly competitive, federal grant monies for infrastructure projects.  The funds are … Continued

CMT wraps up fiscal year on high note for transit & the organization

CMT wraps up its fiscal year on a high for transit with a potential new light rail station on the MetroLink alignment in the future, its upcoming SOLD OUT Annual Meeting on Sept. 12; record numbers of St. Louisans getting on board to try transit for the first time;  and surpassing our membership goal for FY14 … Continued

Invaluable Feedback Rolling in From CMT Try & Ride Participants

One of the best parts of CMT’s Try & Ride Program is the feedback we get from participants.  The comments are sometimes inspiring and sometimes highlight areas where the system has room for growth, but all in all it’s interesting to read their stories and we have gathered a few testimonials to share below. Want … Continued

CMT MetroLink Monitors watch over MetroLink system throughout the year

CMT’s MetroLink Monitor volunteers gathered for their annual meeting  to review their report findings from the year and to discuss Metro operations with Ray Friem, Metro’s Chief Operating Officer. CMT’s MetroLink Monitor having been ‘watching and reviewing’ the St.  Louis light rail system for 12 years.  Volunteers visit MetroLink Stations throughout the region and assess how … Continued

Moving forward after Amendment 7

Yesterday, Missouri voters had the opportunity to vote on Amendment 7, a three-fourths of one percent increase in Missouri’s sales tax dedicated to the improvement of priority transportation projects in Missouri.  While Amendment 7 may have failed at the polls, it was a historic move on the part of the Missouri legislature. For the first … Continued

Perceptions of Safety Keep Older Adults from Transit

A 2012 study of 772 adults in St. Louis assessed perceptions of the built environment and discovered that adults over 60 are significantly less likely to use public transportation than younger persons for 2 primary reasons: Concerns about pedestrian safety at and around the stations due to speeding traffic Perceived crime on the system These … Continued

Metro Moving Transit Forward with a New Transit Center in North County

Metro held the groundbreaking on its new Transit Center in North St. Louis County on July 22.  By renovating an old car dealership at 3140 Pershall Road, Ferguson, MO 63136, Metro will be creating a new bus hub for transit commuters in North County and throughout the region.  With an indoor waiting area, restrooms, concessions, … Continued

Wabash Station Survey Results

CMT and the Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council asked residents what they wanted to see happen at the Historic Wabash Station and the responses had several themes, all with the emphasis of bringing it back to life along with activating the street around the station.  Do you have a preference on the suggestions? Entrance to the MetroLink … Continued

Final Report of the Central Corridor Feasibility Study Released

CMT Releases the final Central Corridor Feasibility Study Report. The Central Corridor Feasibility Study study was an analysis and feasibility study of transit alternatives in the Central Corridor – defined as the area along the existing MetroLink alignment between the Central West End and Grand stations – near the CORTEX development. For the first time … Continued

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