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Our Commitment to MetroBus Safety & Security

Our Commitment to MetroBus Safety & Security
December 7, 2021 Jerry Vallely
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Our Commitment to MetroBus Safety & Security

The safety of our team members is important to us, and we are committed to delivering the resources and resolutions necessary to keep our team and our transit riders safe. We have made great strides in creating a safer, more secure Metro, but we still have work to do. Here is what we are doing to increase security on the MetroBus system:

  1. Additional Transit Security Specialists are patrolling select MetroBus routes. We are also working with our municipal law enforcement partners across North St. Louis County to increase patrols along our routes.
  2. We are hiring 10 more Transit Security Specialists (TSS) over the coming weeks. They will be assigned to the MetroBus system, to ride and follow buses on routes and to patrol transit centers.
  3. We will continue our investment in technology and solutions like operator shields on new buses, cameras, and communications systems so our operators can feel safer in the driver’s seat. We will accelerate our pursuit of safety equipment aboard new and existing vehicles.
  4. We are supporting the Major Case Squad in its investigation of the Dec. 3 shooting of MetroBus Operator Jonathan Cobb. He is hospitalized in critical, but stable condition, and we continue to pray for his full recovery.
  5. Counseling resources are being provided for our team members who are experiencing anxiety from the trauma of having a colleague critically injured by a violent crime while on the job.

The actions outlined are part of our commitment to help keep our team members and our passengers safe.