Dear CMT Supporter:
We have great news for you as a member of Citizens for Modern Transit. We have been awarded a federal grant to ramp up our efforts to educate and advocate for better public transportation in the St. Louis region – MetroLink, MetroBus and Call-A-Ride. The program kicked off October 1.
However, we need your help! It’s simple, we must provide a local match of 20 percent for the more than $500,000 in federal grant dollars we’ve been allocated for bringing transit to the forefront of our region. As a new award for CMT, we are working very hard to ensure we have the match through many different sources.
- First, Seeking Private Foundation grants.
- Second, leveraging our work on other grants to make CMT dollars go further.
- Finally, we are asking members like yourself to consider a special year-end gift to CMT to help us raise the $100,000 in matching funds.
A recent Brookings Institute report demonstrated that people without access to transit systems also have less access to higher paying jobs. Transit is a necessity for St. Louis! Please consider helping us with our education campaign today!
First, please make a special year-end gift to CMT in support of our new education program. You can make the donation below or on our website at http://staging.cmt-stl.org/join-cmt/. All gifts to CMT are tax-deductible. Second, please let your friends know about CMT through our website at www.cmt-stl.org, Facebook, Twitter and more.
As THE transit advocacy organization in the region, with a nationally recognized track record for success, we are very excited to take our experience and double our efforts to increase positive perceptions of transit in the region while increasing ridership. Our campaign, “Some of Us Ride it, All of Us Need it” is just the beginning of this three year outreach effort. Transit is not an option, it is a necessity whether you use it or not. Thanks in advance for your support!
Kimberly M. Cella
*All donations are tax-deductible.
Yes, I would like to make a special year-end gift to CMT!