CMT hosted its 31st Annual Meeting last Friday, Sept. 11 to a sold out crowd including a keynote presentation by Human Transit author Jarrett Walker. In addition, CMT released its FY15 Annual Report at the event.
Highlights from CMT’s FY15 included:
- Award of a $10.3 million TIGER grant to Metro in September to expand light rail with an infill station at CORTEX with the help of the Feasibility study led by CMT in 2014;
- The release of CMT’s Transit Funding Study findings commissioned last fall with Transportation for America;
- Public discussions with elected officials and key stakeholders on the next transit priority for the region and funding sources to move that project forward;
- A record 2,700 St. Louisans giving transit a try for their work commute for the first time through the CMT Try & Ride Program;
- Record membership levels in the organization topping membership goal by 10 percent;
- Record levels of participation in events including CMT Great Race and Metro Markets;
- Successfully secured two new grants – a Missouri CMAQ grant in the amount of $735,000 and an APTA Local Coalition grant to expand CMT’s work on the Try & Ride Program;
- New Program Associate Lisa Cagle on board;
- Opportunity to work with the Economic Inequity and Opportunity working group of the Ferguson Commission;
- Exceeded all earned media levels in the past year;
- Celebrated 30th Anniversary of the organization;
- Introduced new programs to increase transit ridership including the Transit Crush and Metro Markets;
- Achieved goals outlined in the OneSTL report; and
- Received a What’s Right with the Region Award in May.