05/30/13 – Alternative Modes of Transportation to go Head-to-Head as part of Citizen for Modern Transit’s Great Race II

St. Louis, MO (Thursday, May 30) –  Team TRANSIT, Team BIKE, Team CARSHARE and Team CARPOOL went head-to-head in a competition this afternoon to raise awareness about the viable transportation options available in our region as part of Citizens for Modern Transit’s Great Race II. The event, designed to play off the CBS television hit “The Amazing Race,” required each team to follow route specifics indicative of its transportation mode while trying to get from The Laurel Apartments in downtown to the finish line at Fortel’s Pizza Den in Clayton the fastest during the evening rush.

Each team was made up of local media personalities and representatives of companies and organizations with a vested interest in the alternative commute, including: Anchor Kevin Steincross of Fox 2 News, reporter Heidi Glaus of KDSK News channel 5, reporter Diana Zoga of KMOV Ch. 4, meteorologist Angela Hutti of Fox 2 and News 11, Phillips & Company Morning Show host Kevin The Intern of Y98, Todd Morgan from KHITS 96.3, Riz from 105.7 The Point, Rosalind Early from St. Louis Magazine, Don Corrigan from Times Newspapers; Lindsay Toler from Patch.com; representatives from Citizens for Modern Transit, Metro, the St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership, Enterprise CarShare, RideFinders, Great Rivers Greenway, STL Style, Fortel’s Pizza Den, the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County Economic Council, MERS Goodwill, FOCUS St. Louis, the Federal Courts, BMW of O’Fallon, St. Louis Bicycle Works, Spoked STL and Wolfpack Hustle, and well as members of the community at large.

The race got underway at 4:30 p.m. at The Laurel Apartments in downtown St. Louis and culminated with a finish line celebration where recognition and bragging rights were awarded to the winning team, food and beverages were served and goodie-bags were given to the first 100 guests at the Fortel’s Pizza Den in Clayton. Area residents rallied behind the alternative mode of transportation they like best by interacting on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GreatRaceII. The finish line celebration was open to the public.

Citizens for Modern Transit’s GREAT RACE II was made possible thanks to the support of the St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership, Metro, Enterprise CarShare, RideFinders, Great Rivers Greenway, The Laurel, Fortel’s Pizza Den, St. Clair County Transit District and STL Style.

To learn more about Citizens for Modern Transit, call (314) 231-7272, visit www.cmt-stl.org, find the organization 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:

Kelly Harris, The Hauser Group, Inc. 314.436.9090 Kelly@HauserGroupPR.com

Kim Cella, Citizens for Modern Transit. 314.231.7272