The Missouri Public Transit Association Selects Citizens For Modern Transit to Oversee Operations

Selection will Extend CMT’s Managerial Role of the MPTA for Another Three Years

The Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) has selected Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) – the St. Louis region’s transit advocacy organization – to continue managing the association for an additional three years, extending the professional relationship between the two groups. The MPTA also appointed Kimberly Cella, the executive director of CMT, to serve as its executive director for another three years.

The MPTA will utilize CMT to elevate the status of transportation in Missouri by helping to spread awareness of the value of transit in the state via traditional media, social media and other communication channels. The organization will also utilize its networks to work with the Governor’s office to reinforce the importance of transit to the future of Missouri. The MPTA credits CMT with a history of successful state-level transportation advocacy, and believes the organization is uniquely positioned to assist the MPTA in the accomplishment of its key goals.

“We as an association are extremely impressed by the level of professionalism and the dedication Kim and the CMT staff have towards public transit,” said Chance Gallagher, transit planning manager of St. Joseph Transit and president of the MPTA. “We look forward to three more years of making a difference in the world of Missouri Public Transit.”

Kimberly Cella, the executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit and the Missouri Public Transit Association added “We’re extremely proud of all the work we’ve accomplished with the MPTA over the past several years, even amidst the hardships of the pandemic. CMT is thrilled to continue this legacy with a future of growth for the MPTA, and to educate more Missourians than ever about the conveniences of public transit.”