Posts Tagged: St. Louis

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Vote for “Waiting on a Bus” by Elizabeth Simons

Live Well Ferguson’s Program Manager, Elizabeth Simons, has submitted a project which has been dubbed a finalist in the GOOD Maker Challenge.  In order to work with the GOOD team in Los Angeles to launch her project, she needs to obtain the most votes among the other contestants.  Elizabeth’s project, Waiting on a Bus: Stories… Read more »

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St. Louis MetroLink TOD Market Study

East West Gateway Council of Governments has put forth a study on Transit Oriented Development as it relates to St. Louis MetroLink.  This study outlines that while MetroLink’s 37 stations provide great connections for the region, the stations themselves don’t provide much opportunity to live and work near transit, while using it as the “primary… Read more »

Congratulations to December Transit Pic Contest Winner!

For over a year, CMT has hosted the The Citizens for Modern Best Transit Pic Contest.  The winner receives a free month-long Metro pass.  This month’s photo, chosen by CMT’s own intern, Melissa Theiss, provides a unique perspective to truly show what is old is also new at the 8th & Pine MetroLink Station. …And… Read more »

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TOD Survey Results

Earlier this week, CMT posed a question to the public on our website: What would you like to see around MetroLink in the St. Louis and surrounding Illinois region?  Answer options included: retail, residential, recreation,office space, vegetation, hospitality, healthcare and an opportunity to provide options of your own. Overwhelmingly, the majority of poll respondents noted… Read more »

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St. Louis Regional Sustainable Communities Meetings Scheduled for Early 2013

The Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD) is a planning process designed to involve citizens in promoting housing, transportation, and economic development in their communities.  The program, funded by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will take place over the course of 3 years, with a series of community meetings scheduled for… Read more »

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Quick TOD Survey!

Please take a moment to tell CMT just what you would like to see constructed around MetroLink in the St. Louis region!  We want to hear what each and every person feels would optimally benefit the community.  And if you have comments, we want to hear those as well.   It’s only one question and… Read more »

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Gotham Apartments

In a blog post in October, CMT wrote about how the Loop Trolley’s addition to the Delmar area would affect development.  Now in more detail, we are pleased to expound on the Gotham apartment building which will be gracing the area as a prime example of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). This $11.4 million renovation of a… Read more »

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CMT Brings Back the Transit Pic Contest for December

CMT has hosted the Transit Picture Contest for over a year now!  The contest, unfortunately, was not held the past few months, but is now back just in time for the holiday season!  CMT encourages everyone to submit their pictures of public transportation and as a reward, at the end of the month, the best… Read more »

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Healthy Corridor Specialist Position

Beyond Housing is seeking a quality candidate to join the staff of the nationally recognized 24:1 Initiative.  The 24:1 Healthy Corridor Specialist is a key member of the Initiative’s team, responsible for executing the three year Healthy Corridor Project which includes community-based infrastructure planning, coordinating healthy living activities and directing a policy campaign.  An ideal… Read more »

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Sustainable Land Lab Competition

The City of St. Louis is partnering with Washington University on a sustainable land competition initiative!  Teams are encouraged to propose an innovative project to transform a vacant lot into an asset to advance sustainability.  To participate, one just needs to assemble a team, choose a vacant lot from six available options and then propose… Read more »

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Rain Gardens in St. Louis City

As part of St. Louis City’s Sustainability Plan, the City encourages the use of green infrastructure practices, and is working with many partners in this effort.  One of these efforts includes rain gardens: landscaped beds designed to collect and absorb stormwater runoff.  A rain garden is permeable surface area that often has the benefit of… Read more »

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Higher Speed Rail Service Begins

This past Friday, higher speed rail service of 110 mph began on a segment between St. Louis and Chicago.  Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider and Amtrak officials announced that 110 mph rail service has started on a 15-mile segment along the Chicago-St. Louis corridor just in time for this past… Read more »

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Holiday Magic Train

Metro kicked off their Holiday Magic Train yesterday morning at the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station.  To view photos and a short video of the carolers who welcomed in the holiday season, see CMT’s Facebook page here.  This is the third year Metro has decorated a train to celebrate the holidays and as such, Metro transit commuters… Read more »

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Public Invited to Next Phase of TOD Study Meetings

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments consultant will unveil plans for possible development in communities around three light rail stations in December.  Three meetings, scheduled from December 11-13, 2012, 4-7 p.m., with two identical presentations at 4:30 and 6:30, will highlight Station Area Plans focusing on East St. Louis, Fairview Heights, and North Hanley MetroLink… Read more »