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CMT offering scholarships to Transit Midwest Conference in Kansas City

kcstreetcar2The four-state Transit Midwest/State Public Transit Partnership Conference is right around the corner this summer August 14-16 in Kansas City, MO at the Westin at Crown Center. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear from transit industry experts on the FAST ACT and mobility on demand, check out the new Kansas City Streetcar and learn about national trends in transit from AASHTO, APTA, and CTAA.

The planning committee has organized a quality program to educate and inform participants of issues critical to the transit industry. There will be sessions for rural, small urban and urban systems, mobility managers, health care professionals, transit enthusiasts, direct service employees, state DOT’s, FTA and many more.

Invited speakers and events include:

  • Matt Welbes, Executive Director, Federal Transit Administration (Invited)
  • Flora Castillo, Vice President of Community and Strategic Engagement, United Healthcare
  • Ream Lazaro, Office of Transit Safety and Oversight, Federal Transit Administration
  • Tours of the Kansas City Streetcar Facilities
  • Kansas City Area Transit Authority tours
  • Reception at the World War II Museum & Memorial

Early Bird Registration is $185 through May 31, 2016. Regular conference rate is $285 after May 31. Make your reservations today at

Hotel reservations available here –

CMT is offering several scholarships for the 2016 conference through the Fred Epstein Public Transit Education Fund.

CMT will be offering several scholarships for registration for this upcoming conference through the Fred Epstein Transit Education Fund. As one of the founders of Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) in 1985, Fred Epstein, whose passions included transit and access to public transportation, ensured the St. Louis region had an articulate, active voice for public transit with Citizens for Modern Transit. From 1986 to 1998, Fred worked diligently to ensure light rail came to fruition as a member of the Citizens for Modern Transit Board of Directors including a stint as President, Vice-President and Treasurer over the years.

Fred was a true public transit visionary and advocate who dedicated years to the transit discussion, ensuring in part through his leadership St. Louis MetroLink came to fruition. Fred was a leader on the transit front in St. Louis, and this education fund would be a way to build new transit leaders in his name and honor his goal to ensure a great transit system for all in the region.

Interested in a scholarship for this conference? Please send the following to CMT at by May 15, 2016. Recipients will be chosen by committee by May 25, 2016.   Hotel reservations will be on your  own.







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