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Metro Transit to Test Single-Car MetroLink Train Service in October

Starting on Monday, October 2, Metro Transit will launch a pilot program to put single-car trains into daily service instead of the two-car trains that MetroLink typically operates. During this pilot period planned for the month of October, single-car operations, focused on trains with lower ridership levels, will operate during the week and weekend throughout … Continued

Taking Transit? Tell Us Your Thoughts on the MetroLink Access Project

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) teamed up with Metro, East-West Gateway Council of Governments, St. Clair County Transit District, the Organization for Black Struggle and local law enforcement to pilot a MetroLink Access Project designed to help improve fare validation at three highly utilized MetroLink stations.  The project kicked off on Sept. 10 at the Forest … Continued

CMT supports pursuit of further MetroLink study

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) supports the pursuit of furthering MetroLink Expansion. Transit serves as a critical component of the St. Louis region’s transportation system, and MetroLink expansion is a key to providing increased service in the region for current and future riders, jobs and economic development. The MetroLink corridor studies being discussed by our … Continued

CMT is Crushing on Transit

We have a Crush… a crush on Transit! And we’re calling local transit enthusiasts to help us show our Love for Transit on Feb. 11, 2016! The 2nd Annual Transit Crush event offers daily transit commuters, occasional riders, and transit enthusiasts of all stripes the chance to unite in support of their love for transit – and … Continued

Does transportation impact the livability of our community?

Livability Matters: Transportation Choice and Connections Seminar set for Feb. 4, 2016 at the Embassy Suites in Downtown St. Louis Don’t miss this upcoming morning seminar on livability and transportation choice in the St. Louis Region. Opportunity to hear from AARP’s  Jana Lynott, senior strategic policy advisor from Washington D. C. on the release of  … Continued

Get out & Explore with the CMT Ten Toe Express this Spring

Citizens for Modern Transit will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Ten Toe Express this Spring in St. Louis – linking St. Louisans with their own Ten Toes and Metro to get out and explore – and needs your help. CMT is recruiting new volunteers to help lead Ten Toe Walks for the upcoming 10 … Continued

CMT announces panel for Dec. 1 event on Transit & Equity

The upcoming CMT end-of-year event, FREEDOM OF RIDING – TRANSIT’S ABILITY TO INCREASE EQUITY IN ALL SECTORS OF OUR COMMUNITY, on December 1 will be moderated by CMT Board Chair and Ferguson Commission member Rose Windmiller.  In addition, the panel will include: •D’Andre Braddix, Assistant Dean of Students at UMSL •Nancy Cross, Vice President and Missouri Director … Continued

MoDOT names new director

Patrick K. McKenna has been named the new director of the Missouri Department of Transportation by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. The announcement was made today at a press conference following the commission’s monthly meeting. In his role as deputy commissioner, McKenna served as the chief financial, operating and legislative officer for the organization.  … Continued

Denver a lesson learned for St. Louis for transit financing?

CMT hosted The Denver Story; Creative Financing to bring a Transit vision to Fruition on November 4 to look at possible creative funding sources for transit in St. Louis. A little more than three months ago, CMT hosted another event in the same spot and released the CMT Transit Funding Study.  One of the key findings in … Continued

Weigh in on MetroBus Plan for North County Transfer Center

Metro transit passengers and the public are invited to learn more about the new North County Transit Center and provide feedback on a new MetroBus service plan proposed for North St. Louis County at four upcoming informal meetings. The new transit center is located at 3140 Pershall Road between West Florissant Avenue and New Halls … Continued

House approves Transportation Bill

Updated 11/6/15 Yesterday, the US House of Representatives passed a 6-year transportation bill, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 . The legislation is a 6-year bill authorizing $325 billion for transportation over that time. The bill will now move to a conference committee. The current extension of MAP-21 expires on November 20th.   There … Continued

Consider a special year-end gift for transit in 2015 with CMT

Transit is at a critical juncture in the St. Louis region. The recently released Ferguson Commission Report highlighted the need for transit expansion and funding as a signature priority project. St. Louis County is wrapping up community engagement for the selection of a corridor to take a MetroLink expansion study to the next level. The … Continued

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