The St. Louis region is constantly evolving. So are its transit needs. In March of this year, the East-West Gateway Board authorized a security assessment of the MetroLink system. The $400,000, 8 month study led by WSP USA will take a comprehensive look at the MetroLink system from a security angle including technology, environmental design and human capital deployment.
Safety and security of the system has been a topic of discussion for much of the last year and a half. In May 2017, St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson, St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern, and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, whose jurisdictions fund Bi-State Development, in addition to John Nations, CEO of Bi-State, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining the plan to improve MetroLink security developed in cooperation with law enforcement. Find out all the specifics on the assessment, hear from WSP’s LuRae Stuart and Angela Starr on the study, and learn more on June 21.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
8 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Program
St. Louis Regional Chamber
One Metropolitan Square, Collaboration Center
Lurae Stuart manages WSP’s Transit and Rail System Safety and Security consulting group with over 30 years of experience in operations, maintenance, system safety and security. Lurae provides knowledge and application of safety and security risk evaluation and safety / security management in public transportation. She has provided project strategic and technical guidance to include safety and security risk strategy; project design; governance; oversight; and system safety and security implementation. She chairs the APTA Standards Development Oversight Council, chairs the APTA Security Infrastructure and Risk Working group and sits on multiple industry safety and security committees.
Angela Starr has over 25 years of experience in the rail and transportation industry, including intercity and commuter safety and security communications planning, stakeholder and public outreach, media relations and crisis communications. Previously, Angela was Director of Communications at the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA – Metrolink) in Southern California, where she was responsible for all aspects of communications. During her tenure, she worked closely with the System Safety and Security departments to engage employees and contractors, member agencies, corridor Cities and key stakeholders on safety and security, technology and enhancements. Starr is a senior manager of communication at WSP leading communications and public outreach, working closely with the Transit and Rail group.