Transit is on the move in St. Louis, have you heard? A new MetroLink Station will be added to our system within the next several years, more and more St. Louisans are giving transit a try, and new ideas are on the table for improving the transit system in the region. Thanks to Citizens for Modern Transit members and friends like yourself, transit is moving forward. Consider a special year-end gift to Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) and see a greater return on your investment in 2015!
When you support CMT, you not only support transit in the region, but you also help improve the quality of life in St. Louis, bring economic development and jobs to the region, improve the quality of air that you and your children breathe, and contribute to making transit a transportation option for all of us. To give you a sense of your return on investment by joining CMT, we wanted to highlight some of the accomplishments CMT members have made possible in 2014: • A $10.3 millionTIGER grant for a NEW MetroLink Station at CORTEX and upgrades to the Central West End Station – the first addition to MetroLink in the region since 2006! Not possible without the CMT led Feasibility Study moving the project forward. • The CMT Try & Ride Program, asking commuters who have never ridden transit to try the system for their work commutes, met its 2 year goal within the first 3.5 months with more than 850 new riders on transit, and shows no signs of stopping. • More and more programming and tools for the St. Louis region to build around our transit system, including the creation of the CMT Metro Market, pop up ‘markets’ at stations so residents can see the possibilities around transit; passage of zoning around the Rock Road Station for TOD; and an RFP for development around the Belleville MetroLink Station. • CMT continues its national speaker series to inform policymakers and residents about how to best leverage the system, its Ten Toe Express program that has introduced more than 7,000 seniors to transit, the Guaranteed Ride Home program providing a quick ride home in the case of emergency for transit commuters, and more! CMT’s work and your support matters because the more St. Louisans take advantage of transit, the more we can all enjoy the benefit transit provides the community. Remember all gifts to CMT are tax deductible. Please consider a special year end gift today to see more transit in St. Louis tomorrow! All gifts of $250 or more will receive a model MetroLink car for your collection