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CMT’s TRY & RIDE doubles 2 year goal in 16 months

CMT’s Try & Ride program has been on a fast-track to success since it launched in mid-June of 2014. In a mere 16 months, the transit advocacy organization doubled its two-year goal of helping 1,500 area residents “test drive” MetroLink and MetroBus to experience, first-hand, how easy and advantageous the system can be for the … Continued

East-West Gateway Board names new leader

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the metropolitan planning organization, named a new leader today at its monthly board meeting.  The East-West Gateway board unanimously voted to name Jim Wild as its executive director.  Wild replaces Ed Hillhouse who resigned in June. East-West Gateway is responsible for setting the transportation policy and priority projects for the region. … Continued

Help shape transportation in & around Forest Park

The Forest Park Connectivity and Mobility Study wants your input! The project team is looking to create a vision for connectivity and improve the overall visitor experience. The study will evaluate how visitors move through the park, access the park, and travel to the park from the greater St. Louis region.  Please join us during Discovery Week to offer feedback … Continued

CMT & AARP in St. Louis team up to geocache with transit this fall

CMT and AARP in St. Louis are adding a new dimension to the CMT Ten Toe Express with an opportunity to geocache with your grandchildren.  Electronic treasure hunting with transit is one more way to add to the adventures of the Ten Toe Express. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a … Continued

Boston adopts plan to address transportation inequality

The City of Boston is engaging the public as a part of Go Boston 2013 to build a transportation action plan to address significant inequalities in the community.  The report highlights several transportation goals around access, quality, affordability and innovation. A few of these goals include: Ensuring there is affordable housing in areas where there are … Continued

Chicago City Council approves changes to TOD

The City of Chicago City Council voted on Thursday, Sept. 25 to approve a revised Transit Oriented Development (TOD) ordinance. The revised TOD ordinance expands the boundaries of eligible properties and allows the elimination of required parking entirely in certain circumstances. It also provides several incentives for developments near rail transit stations (CTA and Metra), … Continued

MO Governor opportunity to get on board with transit

Investment in transportation is the key to moving Missouri forward. The recent release of the Ferguson Commission Report highlights transportation among the report’s more than three dozen “signature priorities” under the category that addresses economic opportunity. These recommendations provide Missouri and Governor Nixon an opportunity to step up for transit and make a difference in this … Continued

CMT achieves goals identified in One STL Plan

Citizens for Modern Transit announces today their achievement of multiple goals in OneSTL, a regional plan for sustainable development that provides a framework for collaboration among local governments as they adapt to the changing needs of the area’s communities. OneSTL is sponsored by four core members — East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the City of St. Louis, … Continued

Get out and explore this Fall with St. Louis transit & trails

Start exploring with your own ten toes, Metro and greenways this Fall. As the leaves begin to change colors and the weather cools down, connect MetroBus and MetroLink to the Great River Greenway system in Missouri and the MetroBikeLink system adjacent to MetroLink in St. Clair County, IL to some exciting destinations this fall. Now is … Continued

CMT Recognizes Organizations for Furthering the Advancement of Transit in Region

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) recently recognized two area organizations for demonstrating exemplary leadership in advancing transit in the St. Louis region. St. Louis Community College and the Ferguson Commission were presented with The 2015 New Initiatives Award and The 2015 Chairman’s Award, respectively, during CMT’s 31st Annual Meeting at  the Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown … Continued

CMT presents the Denver Story; Creative Financing to bring Transit to fruition on Nov. 4

  Come hear how Denver’s FasTracks Transit Program came to fruition through creative financing Denver RTD is building out their multi-billion dollar FasTracks program with almost $6 billion complete or under construction.   The FasTracks program includes commuter rail, light rail, bus rapid transit and expansion and redevelopment of Denver Union Station and the surrounding area. … Continued

CMT kicks off FY16 with a year of events & programming

 Today marks the kick-off of Fiscal year 2016 for Citizens for Modern Transit, and we have some great events and programming planned to increase the number of St. Louisans on board with transit and help move transit forward in the region. We are excited to share all of these great events with CMT members and friends. We … Continued

CMT teams up with GRG to launch Fall Ten Toe Express

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) today launched the fall session of its Ten Toe Express program, which helps older adults integrate walking with public transit use to explore many of the region’s cultural and entertainment hot spots. This time around, the organization is teaming up with Great Rivers Greenway to spotlight the links that exist … Continued

CMT wraps up FY15 on a high note

As we wrap up Fiscal Year 2015 at Citizens for Modern Transit, we can’t help but highlight some of the successes this year as an organization and for transit in this region. A little more than three decades ago CMT began its mission to introduce MetroLink to the St. Louis area. This year we had the distinct honor … Continued

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