Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) – the St. Louis region’s transit advocacy organization – has announced plans for its next virtual “Talking Transit” event, which is set for Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom. This event will highlight the trajectory of transit in the St. Louis region in 2024. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required and can be completed online here.
Updates will be provided on various transit projects currently underway, including light rail expansion to MidAmerica St. Louis Airport, the Northside-Southside Corridor Plan with St. Louis City and St. Louis County, Metro Transit’s operating plans, the funding landscape and legislative priorities. The discussion will feature a panel that includes Patrick Judge, Principal of Gonzalez Companies and project manager for the IL LRT project; Taulby Roach, President and CEO of Bi-State Development; Charles Stewart, Chief Operating Officer for Metro Transit; and Jim Wild, Executive Director of East-West Gateway Council of Governments.
“There is a lot to be excited about as it relates to transit in the St. Louis region,” commented Kimberly Cella, executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit. “We encourage those with an interest in the impacts of public transit access to join this online forum.”
CMT hosts quarterly “Talking Transit” events to keep members, elected officials, stakeholders, transit riders and others in the loop on issues and efforts influencing the local transit system. These educational gatherings feature guest speakers and panel discussions addressing a wide range of topics, including transit-oriented development, safety and security, best practices, service changes and more.