Posts Categorized: Transit Oriented Development

Dump the Pump with CMT’s Try & Ride – What a Great RIDEA!

National Dump the Pump Day encourages people to ride public transportation (instead of driving) and save money. What a great idea! Riding public transit is an economical way to save money, particularly when gas prices are high. The latest American Public Transit Association’s  Transit Savings Report shows that a two person household that downsizes to one… Read more »

Old Pictures from the Wabash Station Needed

As you know, CMT and the Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council are holding a Public Visioning session for the historic Wabash Station on Saturday, June 7 from 8:30 am – 12:00.  RSVP here if you can join us!  AND we hope you could help! We are seeking old photographs from the station when it was in… Read more »

The Economic Impact of Public Transit Investment

APTA announced the release of a new study showing the Economic Impact of Public Transportation Investment run by the Economic Development Research Group.  The report focused on how investment in public transportation affects the economy in terms of employment, wages, and business income.  It updates a 2009 report with the same title. The report shows… Read more »

MO House gives voters opportunity to decide on transportation funding

By a vote of 105 to 43, the Missouri House passed the Senate Substitute for HJR 68, a ¾ percent general sales tax for transportation in Missouri.  This referendum will now go before Missouri voters in November.   Unlike the Missouri gas tax which under the Missouri Constitution requires all funds be spent on roads and… Read more »

CMT Metro Market highlights possibilities around MetroLink infrastructure

          What better way to show potential development in an area than to actually have that development “pop-up” for all to see.  That was just CMT’s idea when it launched the CMT Metro Market at the finish line celebration of CMT’s Great Race on May 8 at the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne MetroLink Station. Dining? Shopping? Entertainment? A… Read more »

CMT Metro Market looking beyond sea of cars to destination development

Dining? Shopping? Entertainment? A Sea of Cars?  What kind of development would you like to see around the St. Louis region’s light rail system? Yes, that is the question Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) will ask the public on May 8 when it hosts  its first-ever Metro Market at the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station from 5… Read more »

MO Senate passes HJR 68 with amendment

The Senate took up HJR 68 late yesterday afternoon.  Senator Mike Kehoe offered a floor substitute which clarified no gas taxes or toll roads can be adopted while the tax increase is in effect.  The most significant change was the lowering of the tax from one percent to three quarters of a percent. The distribution… Read more »

CMT’s ULI TAP Recommendation Coming to Life at University Square

In 2012, CMT partnered with the Urban Land Institute to hold a Technical Assistance Panel, exploring development around the UMSL South MetroLink Station.  One recommendation of that panel was to build a new mixed-use street and corridor around the MetroLink station, to terminate the street in an event space, to brand the new mixed-use, Transit… Read more »

Let’s Show the Region St. Louis Wants Transit on Give STL Day

Did you see CMT on the St. Louis Business Journal’s listing of non-profits to which you can donate on Give STL Day?  Give STL Day is a 24-Hour Community-Wide Online Giving Initiative on Tuesday, May 6th, hosted by The Greater St. Louis Community Foundation. Give to CMT on Give STL Day and show the country… Read more »

CMT Metro Market opportunity to see beyond cars near MetroLink

Dining? Shopping? Entertainment? A Sea of Cars?  What would you like to see around the St. Louis region’s light rail system? Yes, that is the question CMT is going to be asking the public on May 8 when CMT unveils its Metro Market at the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station (The picture to the right is the station… Read more »