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Details of new study on MetroLink security released

Cameras and controlling access among 99 recommendations

February 23, 2019 - 1:54 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A new report on MetroLink security recommends 99 improvements, many of which the head of the system says are already in the works.

The MetroLink security assessment team says security involving Metro, St. Louis city and St. Louis County police and the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department needs to be better coordinated.

Bi-State Development Agency President Taulby Roach says it also recommends controlling access to the platforms, "We would change a lot of designs so we can come to a central point of entry. That allows for us to man that central point and also to use other pieces of technology to focus on that point."

Roach says that technology includes more cameras.

Roach tells KMOX when it comes to on-train security, the study found Metro has enough officers, but could better utilize them, "They had some really innovative ideas about getting on the trains more, moving personnel around. The nice thing about that is it does not involve a ton of added cost. It's more about trying to get more efficient."

To see the entire report, click here: