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CMT to Provide Transit Security Updates During Talking Transit Event Set for May 31

Transit safety is a top regional priority, and leadership continues to take a very active role in addressing challenges, implementing changes and helping the community regain confidence in the system. Citizens for Modern Transit’s latest “Talking Transit” event, set for Wednesday May 31, at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom, will serve as a forum for providing a transparent update for the public on transit security efforts. Attendees will learn more about the roll out of the metal detector pilot program, increased law enforcement presence and more. Representatives of the business community and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) will then address the impacts of these changes and the importance of a regional approach. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be completed online here.

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Taulby Roach, President and CEO of Bi-State Development
  • Kevin Scott, General Manager of Security, Bi-State Development
  • Kathy Osborn, President & CEO, Regional Business Council
  • Catina Howard, Vice-President, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 788

“Much has been accomplished in recent years relative to safety and security concerns on transit, but there is still work to be done,” said Kimberly Cella, executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit. “I look forward to this update and continuing to see local leaders come together for the greater good of transit riders and the entire St. Louis region.”

CMT hosts quarterly “Talking Transit” events to keep members, elected officials, stakeholders, transit riders and others in the loop on issues and efforts influencing the local transit system. These educational gatherings feature guest speakers and panel discussions addressing a wide range of topics, including transit-oriented development, safety and security, best practices, service changes and more.


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