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SAFETY & SECURITY
]
Metro Transit Credits Constant
Collaboration with Law Enforcement
Partners as Key to Security Success
Results of this effort include a downward trend
in crime numbers and an upward trend in ridership.
O
Taulby Roach
President and CEO
Bi-State Development
The new
attitude of
cooperation is
helping rebuild
respect and
trust among
the partnering
organizations
and with
passengers.
PERATORS OF THE METRO TRANSIT SYStem
and its law enforcement partners have
made tremendous progress since February
2020 to establish a safer transit environment
for riders in the St. Louis region. The foundation
for this progress is the collaboration between
St. Louis Metro Transit and its dedicated
partners in a shared quest to rebuild ridership
and regain the region's confidence in this essential
regional asset.
The journey began 22 months ago with the
signing of a new security agreement by Metro
Transit, regional leaders and police partners. The
agreement followed two years of hard work by
Metro Transit, Bi-State Development and many
partners, outlining a framework for providing
transit riders with safer, more comfortable
trips. Subsequent contracts with all three police
partners assigned to the MetroLink light-rail
system - St. Louis County Police Department
(Missouri), the St. Clair County, Ill., Sheriff's Department
and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police
Department (Missouri) - enable them to provide
an armed, professional law enforcement presence,
delivering additional comfort for transit
customers.
Like many transit agencies around the nation,
the St. Louis transit service area presents
challenges. It incorporates various segmented
governmental bodies in multiple communities,
crossing cities, counties and even states. Constant
collaboration and cooperation have been the key
to rebuilding relationships between the partner
law enforcement agencies and the St. Louis Metro
Transit team. While they may all wear different
uniforms, they are now functioning as one unit
across the 46-mile light-rail system.
The new attitude of cooperation is helping
rebuild respect and trust among the partnering
organizations and with passengers. This diverse
team may officially represent different departments,
but they all train together, team up on
the MetroLink system and create a proud transit
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St. Louis Metro Transit
THE METROLINK system in the St. Louis region
utilizes many security entities that collaborate
to keep the light-rail network safe.
community. This team seamlessly works as one
proactive unit, often preventing issues before
they happen.
The results of this collaborative effort can be
seen in both the downward trend in crime numbers,
upward trend in ridership and by the progress
shown in the quarterly independent scorecards
tracking implementation of security recommendations
outlined in the security strategy.
While the progress is clear, our resolve continues.
Working closely with our law enforcement
partners in eastern Missouri and southwestern
Illinois, we continue to build on the accomplishments
to date and are simultaneously working to
improve the perception of safety for one of our
region's greatest economic development assets.
We are confident that, together, we will prevail.
You can follow our progress at https://www.
metrostlouis.org/safety-and-security/.
Taulby Roach is president and chief executive officer
of Bi-State Development, which operates St. Louis
Metro Transit as one of its enterprises.
http://www.metrostlouis.org/safety-and-security/ http://www.MassTransitmag.com

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Editor’s Notebook
People & Places
Metro Transit Credits Constant Collaboration with Law Enforcement Partners as Key to Security Success Trend results include crime
Think Mass Transit is Ready for Cybersecurity Breaches? Time to Think Again.
2021 Transit Safety & Security Report
Implementing Zero- Emission Technology
APTA Expo 2021 Recap
Mass Transit Supplier Directory Company Listings
Mass Transit Supplier Directory Product Category Listings
Products
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december 2021-january 2022 - Metro Transit Credits Constant Collaboration with Law Enforcement Partners as Key to Security Success Trend results include crime
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december 2021-january 2022 - Think Mass Transit is Ready for Cybersecurity Breaches? Time to Think Again.
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december 2021-january 2022 - 2021 Transit Safety & Security Report
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