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Annual MetroLink Fare Survey Starts October 20!

Metro will begin its annual MetroLink Fare survey starting today, October 20 through Friday, November 14!  Data from the survey is used to evaluate how customers use the light rail system and how they pay. Fare surveyors can be identified by their badges with a Metro logo and title listed as Survey Supervisor or Surveyor.  … Continued

Exciting New Perk for CMT members

There are many reasons to join CMT as a member, but CMT and Enterprise CarShare have negotiated an exciting new deal for CMT members that we are pleased to announce today! CMT members will now be able to take advantage of $25 off their first year of Enterprise CarShare membership!  Over the last several years, … Continued

Transportation Funding Being Decided in Several States this November

With federal funding for transportation uncertain, several states will be voting on state and local revenue measures this November. For instance, Pinellas County Florida (St. Petersburg) will decide whether or not to raise the sales tax to build a light-rail system and add buses to the road.  They currently fund transit with property taxes that … Continued

City of Clayton’s TOD overlay helps entice new high rise development near transit

With the creation of Clayton’s Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Overlay Districts around the Clayton Ave. and Forsyth MetroLink Stations, the City has paved the way for mixed-use development which takes into account the benefits of transit. The latest development, The Crossing, situated within Clayton’s master plan’s “Central Station District” has taken advantage of this positive … Continued

Transportation engineering is a craft, building places is a human endeavor – Chuck Marohn, Strong Towns

“Transportation engineering is a craft, building places is a human endeavor,” said Strong Towns President and Co-founder Chuck Marohn at CMT’s“Transportation in the Next American City” Breakfast on Oct. 9.    With more than 100 CMT members and friends in the room, Marohn detailed the misconceived assumptions about transportation infrastructure that have existed for decades and how … Continued

CMT to Host Commuter Happy Hour Events October 2nd and 23rd.

CITIZENS FOR MODERN TRANSIT TO HOST “COMMUTER HAPPY HOUR” EVENTS OCT. 2 AND 23 Gatherings are Aimed at Reinforcing the Ease of Usability and Benefits of Taking Transit ST. LOUIS, MO (Sept. 23, 2014) … Transit use is becoming increasingly popular for the work commute, yet some still shy away from taking advantage of the … Continued

TIGER Grants roar into MO

  Last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the funding of 72 transportation projects selected to receive a total of nearly $600 million through the 2014 TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Program.  Projects were funded in 46 states and the District of Columbia. Three projects in Missouri received funding for a totaling $21.5 million.  … Continued

CMT Annual Meeting Keynote Panel lays out vision for transit for future

CMT’s Fiscal Year 2015 kicks-off 30 years of advocating for good public transit in the St. Louis region. As a part of the kick-off events, CMT invited local leaders to discuss their vision for transit and the future of the region. The keynote panel included St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern; MoDOT Director Dave Nichols; … Continued

Citizens for Modern Transit elects new board members at Annual Meeting

The Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) membership unanimously elected Terry Briggs, Director of Communications for Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust; Karin Hagaman, Director of Project Development with Cortex Innovations Community; and Jennifer Obertino, Vice-President and Operations Manager of the Missouri-Kansas Operations for URS Corporation to three-year terms on the board at CMT’s 30th Annual Meeting … Continued

CMT honors public & private organizations for advancing transit at 30th Annual Meeting

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) recently recognized several public and private organizations for their efforts to advance the development of new light rail in the St. Louis region. Awards were presented to BJC Healthcare, Washington University, the Cortex Innovation Community and Great Rivers Greenway, along with the City of Pagedale and Beyond Housing, during CMT’s … Continued

CMT announces 2014 BEst Workplaces for Commuters winners

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is pleased to announce Microgrid Energy and Washington University as the winners of the 2014 Best Workplaces for Commuters competition. These employers were recognized for their outstanding commuter benefits at CMT’s 30th Annual Meeting, held last week at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis, and will receive a one-year … Continued

Ten Toe Express Special Tour of Pagedale with Beyond Housing

Pagedale is a community in revitalization and the progress accomplished is incredible. Residents, civic leaders, and Beyond Housing have worked together to develop a vision for the community that reflects the residents needs and development in the community is well on its way, and you can help! Community meetings have been held, assessments have been … Continued

TIGER Grant awarded Metro for St. Louis Cortex Station & CWE upgrades

Senator McCaskill’s office just announced that TIGER Grants were approved for capital funding for the St. Louis CORTEX MetroLink station and CWE Station upgrades and MO River Bridge in Washington, MO.  Approximately $10.3 million was awarded to the Cortex project specifically. TIGER funds are highly competitive, federal grant monies for infrastructure projects.  The funds are … Continued

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