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Citizens for Modern Transit Statement | Jan. 31, 2021

Citizens for Modern Transit’s Board of Directors, staff and members are deeply saddened to hear of the senseless crime on Sunday, Jan. 31, that resulted in the tragic death of a Metro Transit contracted G4S security officer. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends, as well as our partners at Bi-State Development and Metro Transit.

As the regional transit advocacy organization, we believe there must be enhanced law enforcement patrols on the entire St. Louis transit system – including the trains and Transit Centers. We must also continue to make regional collaboration among all law enforcement and elected officials a top priority to establish a safe, secure transit system for all riders, operators, and employees.

Public transit is a critical component of the St. Louis transportation system. It provides an essential service that people rely on daily. The safety of everyone on the system must be the top priority.

Hart Nelson, Chair, CMT Board of Directors

Kimberly Cella, CMT Executive Director


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