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Congress passes FY 2014 Budget including funding for TIGER

Congress has passed legislation that would fund the Federal government thru the rest of FY 2014. The legislation was approved by both chambers and now needs the President’s signature. The bill fully funds MAP-21, the two-year transportation bill. This legislation comes just 9 months before the expiration of MAP-21. Federal Highways Administration The legislation provides an … Continued

Transit should be on the agenda for the MO 97th General Assembly

Missouri lawmakers  convene today to kick off the Second Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly, which will run through May 16.  Transit and funding for transportation should be a top priority as they head back to session today. Last session the Governor signed off on an additional $500,000 for public transit operations from General … Continued

CMT Releases a New Form Based Code Policy Brief

CMT announces the release of a new policy brief on Form Based Code around transit in the Region.  The report includes draft overlay zoning codes – one for the City of Pagedale and one for the for City of St. Louis.  With the goal of creating more livable, walkable communities around transit, this brief can … Continued

Where is St. Louis transit? A review of 2013

As we wrap up 2013, where do we stand with transit in St. Louis? While there was no groundbreaking or construction in 2013, transit is on the move nationally and in the St. Louis region.   Nationally, more than 50 transit projects were planned or under construction including Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), light rail and streetcars totaling … Continued

New Residential Tower Near Transit Proposed for Clayton

The Crossing in Clayton will be a 24-story luxury apartment tower with 255 rental units adjacent to the Clayton Central Avenue MetroLink stop.  The $350 million dollar development aims to offer an urban setting near transit that attracts professionals, corporate travelers, and students seeking the flexibility and advantages of renting. GTE Properties, a Chesterfield-based real … Continued

TOD Plans for MetroLink Stations in the City Posted for Viewing

The St. Louis Development Corporation has posted reports from their Transit Oriented Development Studies on the Arch-Laclede’s Landing and Stadium Stations as well as on the Delmar Loop and Forest Park – DeBaliviere Stations.  H3 Studio, Inc developed the plans and will be drafting plans for proposed stations along a planned Northside-Southside extension as well. … Continued

Let CMT know what you think about public transit in St. Louis

Citizens for Modern Transit has just released  an online survey to look at St. Louisans’ satisfaction with the public transit system and messaging that resonates well with them.  This survey work is a part of a larger grant that CMT has received to increase ridership on the transit system.   Please consider taking a moment  to complete … Continued

MO’s support of transit goes up slightly in 2013 with additional $500K from GR

This year, the Missouri General Assembly approved  $560,875 in state transportation funds and $500,000 in general revenue for Missouri’s Transit Program.  It was a part of the Missouri Department of Transportation appropriation in House Bill 4 and was approved by the Governor this past summer. This is an increase of $500,000 over the previous year’s appropriation.   However, this … Continued

What would you like to see in MO’s Transportation Future?

The Missouri Department of Transportation has released for review its draft 20 year Long Range Transportation Plan – “A Vision for Missouri’s Transportation Future.”  While 20 years may seem like a long time, remember we just celebrated 20 years of MetroLink this past July, in transportation planning and construction, it is not. However, now is … Continued

Transportation Tax Initiative Petition approved for circulation

Secretary of State Jason Kander announced that the initiative petition for a one cent transportation sales tax has been approved for circulation. The official ballot language reads: Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to: increase funding for state, county, and municipal street, road, bridge, highway and public transportation initiatives by increasing state sales/use tax by … Continued

HNTB Survey Finds that 76% of Americans Open to Taking Public Transportation

HNTB Corporation’s recent survey shows that 76% of Americans “are open” to taking public transportation for a trip instead of driving, which is 7% more than responded this way in 2010. The survey, run the week of September 5 – 12 of 2013, collected responses from a random nationwide sample of 1,127 Americans. HNTB’s poll … Continued

Slay Announces $1 million to spur Affordable Housing near Transit

Today, City of St. Louis Mayor Slay held a press conference at City Hall to announce new funding for housing developments near MetroLink and MetroBus.  The City hopes to encourage development near transit as a means to increase access to jobs.  The funding  for the Affordable Housing Commission (AHC) of the City of St. Louis … Continued

What do you consider a top transit priority for the St. Louis region?

As CMT builds its list of legislative priorities for FY14 and discussions continue on possible statewide funding sources for transportation, one key question continues to rise to the top – what are the transit priorities for the St. Louis region moving forward.  What is the next project that this region wants to see move forward … Continued

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