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Efforts to improve safety and security on the Metro Transit-St. Louis rail system have made significant progress, according to a third-quarter assessment by WSP in partnership with the East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWGCOG).
EWGCOG completes quarterly independent assessments to track the implementation of a recommended security strategy for the agency. The recommendations address police and security staffing, procedures and training; fare enforcement; crime prevention; and technology.
Highlights in the third-quarter assessment include:
The recommendations were agreed upon by area leadership, police partners and Metro Transit, and approved by the Bi-State Development’s board, which governs Metro Transit.