Citizens for Modern Transit celebrated their 35th year of transit advocacy in the St. Louis region on July 31st, 2019. The celebration took place steps away from St. Louis’s newest light rail station at Cortex. The Cortex MetroLink Station opened exactly one year prior to the 35th anniversary celebration.Dignitaries, business leaders, and CMT members and advocates from across the metro area were in attendance. St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page gave remarks about the importance of CMT’s advocacy work and influence in the region. CMT Executive Director Kim Cella and CMT Board Chair June McAllister Fowler provided remarks and introduced a video that included a timeline of major CMT milestones over the past 35 years, and included commentary from John Roach, an original CMT founding board member.
Guests also enjoyed taking photos with the CMT Wall of Fame at the TapSnap photo booth. With nearly 100 attendees, the event was well received and highlighted the importance of transit to the region with key stakeholders and fellow advocates celebrating progress made and looking to future collaboration to further the region’s transit system.
Check out pictures from the event on CMT’s Facebook page.