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CMT to host ‘Candid Online Conversation’ with Metro Transit officials on June 8

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is hosting a “Candid Online Conversation” with Metro Transit officials via Zoom on Thursday, June 8, at noon.

Registration is required and can be completed online at

Those interested in submitting a question in advance of the forum can do so via Citizens for Modern Transit’s social media channels or by emailing the advocacy organization directly at Questions will also be taken through the “chat” feature on Zoom during the forum.

This comes on the heels of Metro Transit announcing schedule and routing adjustments to 41 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois as part of the quarterly service change.  The effort will provide an overview of the changes effective Monday, June 12, and serve as a platform for transit riders and the community at large to ask questions. The virtual event is free and open to the public.

The discussion will feature Chief Operating Officer of Metro Transit Charles Stewart and Assistant Executive Director of Metro Transit Trenise Winters. The conversation will be moderated by Kimberly Cella, executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit.

“We are in the midst of a nationwide transit operator shortage that is plaguing cities across the nation – and the St. Louis area is no exception,” noted Cella. “As Metro Transit prepares to implement another round of service adjustments, we are teaming with the agency to provide a forum for the public to ask questions about current service changes and future plans.”

For details about the quarterly service changes going into effect on Monday, June 12, visit


Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is the region’s transit advocacy organization. It was established in 1985 to help bring light rail to St. Louis and works to develop, support and enhance programming and initiatives to ensure safe, convenient and affordable access to the region’s integrated public transportation system. CMT champions, challenges, encourages and advocates for public transit in an effort to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life in the St. Louis region.

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