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Rail News: Security
Metro Transit-St. Louis delays start date for new security guards
Metro Transit-St. Louis announced it will station contracted security guards from G4S Secure Solutions across its rail system beginning April 1, two months later than initially planned.
Metro Transit and the Bi-State Development Board last year approved a contract with G4S to provide security services for the agency last year. Initially, the security services were to begin Feb. 1, however the agency extended the deployment date to accommodate more time for hiring, background checks and training efforts, Metro Transit officials said in a press release.
“We want to make sure the transition to the new contracted security guard team is as professional and seamless as possible,” said Stephen Berry, general manager of public safety at Metro Transit.
Meanwhile, Metro Transit officials have been working with the East-West Gateway Council of Governments, WSP, regional elected officials, St. Louis County Police, St. Louis Metropolitan Police and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department to develop a regional security plan, which is expected to be completed this month.
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