4/20/12 – Citizens for Modern Transit to Host “Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute” Events at Local MetroLink Stations on May 10

ST. LOUIS, MO., APRIL 20, 2012 … Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) will be hosting “Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute” events from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 10 at several area MetroLink stations and transfer centers. The morning’s transit, bicycle and walk commuters can stop by to learn more about the organization’s Guaranteed Ride Home program, enter to win a $50 gift certificate and pick up a sweet treat. “Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute” is being held in conjunction with CMT’s other “Make Your Move on Metro in May” events to promote the education and expanded use of the St. Louis Metro area’s transit system, as well as other viable alternative transportation modes.

“Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute” events are scheduled for following stations and bus transfer centers:

  • Belleville MetroLink Station, 2622 Carlyle Ave., Belleville, IL 62221
  • 8th & Pine MetroLink Station, Downtown St. Louis, MO, 63102
  • Shrewsbury  MetroLink Station, 7201 Lansdowne Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119
  • Civic  Center Transfer Center, 14th and Spruce streets, Downtown St. Louis, MO, 63102
  • Forest Park Station, 250  DeBaliviere Ave., St. Louis, MO 63112

“Our community offers a variety of very viable alternative transportation options and convenient incentives, like the Guaranteed Ride Home program, that make taking transit, bicycling or walking even easier choices,” commented Kim Cella, the executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit. “The program acts as a safety net in case a situation arises when an individual needs an assured and immediate ride home.”

To register for the program or to simply learn more, area residents are encouraged to stop by one of the previously mentioned “Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute” event locations or visit www.cmt-stl.org/ride_home_commuters.html.

The St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership is the proud supporter of all of CMT’s “Make Your Move on Metro in May” events. To learn more, visit www.cmt-stl.org, find Citizens for Modern Transit on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @cmt_stl.

Citizens for Modern Transit is a not-for-profit organization in St. Louis whose mission is to expand the light rail system in order to build more sustainable, accessible communities in the region. 

For more information, contact:

Shelene Treptow, The Hauser Group, (314) 436-9090

Kim Cella, Citizens for Modern Transit, (314) 231-7272