As Metro Transit prepares for minor quarterly service adjustments set to go into effect on Nov. 27, Citizens for Modern Transit is hosting a “Candid Conversation with Commuters” in partnership with Metro Transit and the St. Clair County Transit District officials. The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 16, at noon via Zoom, and will provide a platform for transit riders and the community at-large to ask questions about route changes, the operator shortage, fares, security and more. The virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be completed online here.
The discussion will feature Charles Stewart, Chief Operating Officer of Metro Transit, Ken Sharkey, Managing Director of the St. Clair County Transit District, Trenise Winters, Assistant Executive Director of Metro Transit, Jessica Gershman, Assistant Executive Director of Planning & Systems for Metro Transit, and D’Andre Braddix, Chair of the CMT Board of Directors. The conversation will be moderated by Kimberly Cella, Executive Director of Citizens for Modern Transit.
Those interested in submitting a question in advance of the forum can do so by direct messaging Citizens for Modern Transit through its social media channels or by emailing the advocacy organization at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions will also be taken through the “chat” feature on Zoom during the forum.
“We are in the midst of a nationwide transit operator shortage that is plaguing cities across the nation – and the St. Louis area is no exception,” commented Cella. “As Metro Transit looks to the future on routes, frequencies and fares, we are providing a forum for the public to ask questions and gain insights.”