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The St. Louis region's transit advocacy organization, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), has announced plans for its next virtual "Talking Transit" event, which is set for Tuesday, July 20, at 8:30 a.m. via ZOOM. This event will look at the role public transportation plays in driving economic opportunity by increasing access to quality, living-wage jobs, and reducing disparities in employment and wealth generation. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required and can be completed online at www.cmt-stl.org. "As St. Louis looks at strategies for building back the urban core, it is imperative that we look at the role public transportation access has on employment opportunities," commented Kimberly Cella, executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit. The "Talking Transit" event will feature five panelists, including Bruce Katz with New Localism Associates; Samuel Murphey of Greater St. Louis, Inc.; Taulby Roach of Bi-State Development/Metro Transit; Patricia Hagen of T-REX; and June McAllister Fowler from BJC Healthcare. CMT hosts quarterly "Talking Transit" events to keep members, elected officials, stakeholders, transit riders and others in the loop on issues and efforts influencing the local transit system. These educational gatherings feature guest speakers and panel discussions addressing a wide range of topics, including transit-oriented development, safety and security, best practices, service changes and more. To learn more about these events and how CMT is working to further transit access in the St. Louis region, call (314) 231-7272, find the organization on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @cmt_stl. 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. C
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