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CMT awarded 2022 AARP Community Challenge Grant

Citizens for Modern Transit is thrilled to announce we have been selected to receive a 2022 AARP Community Challenge grant. We are one of only 260 grantees selected from across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

With this quick-action grant we will work to implement the final vision for the N. Hanley Transit Transformation in North St. Louis County through our placemaking work with AARP in St. Louis and Metro Transit.

“We are incredibly proud that AARP selected Citizens for Modern Transit for this investment,” stated Kimberly Cella, executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit.  “AARP is a nationwide leader in making communities more livable for all residents and we are honored that they see the tangible value this project will bring to our area.”

About the Community Challenge

The Community Challenge funds innovative projects that inspire change in areas such as transportation, public spaces, housing, diversity and inclusion, civic engagement, coronavirus recovery and more.

This is all part of AARP’s nationwide work on livable communities, which supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties across the country to become great places for all. AARP believes that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; affordable and accessible housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community life.

To learn more about the work being funded by the AARP Community Challenge across the nation – including all 260 granted projects this year, visit You can also view an interactive map of all Community Challenge projects and AARP’s livable communities work at


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