Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) has announced plans for its next virtual “Talking Transit” event, which is set for Thursday, Feb. 4, at 8:30 a.m. via ZOOM. The event will highlight how despite the pandemic, work continues to positively influence the St. Louis transit system through expansion plans, a corridor study, funding strategies, a focus shift and more. The event is free and open to public. Pre-registration is required.
Area leaders will discuss the expansion of the MetroLink in Illinois and a new study just about to begin on the Northside/Southside corridor, explain the current shift in focus to Community Mobility Hubs and provide insight into the future of funding for transit. Panelists include Patrick Judge, Managing Director at Gonzalez Companies; Jim Wild, Executive Director of East-West Gateway Council of Governments; Jessica Gershman, Assistant Executive Director, Planning & System Development at St. Louis Metro Transit at Bi-State Development; and Scott Ogilvie, Transportation Policy Planner, Planning & Urban Design Agency with the City of St. Louis.
“The region has a lot to look forward to on the public transportation front,” commented Kimberly Cella, executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit. “We are looking forward to hearing about what all is in the works. Public transit is an essential component of the transportation system especially as we come out of this pandemic.”
This event falls on Rosa Park Transit Equity Day to commemorate the birthday of Rosa Parks by declaring that public transit is a civil right and a great day to discuss the future of transit in St. Louis.
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar