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CMT’s “Talking Transit” Event to Highlight Transit as a Focal Point for Placemaking

The transit advocacy organization Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) will host its next virtual “Talking Transit” event on Wednesday, April 26 at 8:30 am via Zoom. This event will highlight the value and impacts of placemaking and how transit stops are a natural fit for placemaking projects that can have a transformative impact on local communities. Pre-registration is required and can be completed online HERE.

Vedran Dzebic and Anna Crider from the branding and environmental design firm Entro, which uses design to connect people to place. They will speak on the art, science and value of placemaking, including new research showcasing the positive return on investment for placemaking interventions.

Ken Sharkey from St. Clair County Transit District, Sheila Holm from AARP St. Louis, and Laura Miller from the City of Maplewood, MO, will discuss the story behind the successful Transit Stop Transformation Projects being implemented in the St. Louis region. Kim Cella, executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit will moderate the discussion.

“This is a concept that transforms places people simply pass through in route to their next destination – like MetroLink Stations and MetroBus Stops – into active, engaging corridors that connect individuals and neighborhoods by offering access to products, services, activities and green space,” Cella said of the Transit Stop Transformation Projects.

You can download the recently published ‘Transit Stop Transformation Projects’ booklet and learn more about the program in advance of the webinar HERE.

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.

To register, click here.

Want to check out previous “Talking Transit” webinars?  Visit CMT’s YouTube page HERE.

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