St. Clair Signs Agreement to Help Make Metrolink Safer

August 01, 2018 - 7:45 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - With ridership down more than 20 percent in the past few years, officials are taking steps to boost passenger safety and confidence aboard the Metrolink system.

The latest move happened this week, when the St. Clair County board signed off on a mutual aid resolution with the city of St. Louis.

Taulby Roach is with the St. Clair County Transit District.

“This was the most difficult part, just because we had to go through I would say that we would be able to get the mutual aid agreement and see the patrols moving back and forth within the next 30 to 45 days,” he says.

The agreement will allow St. Clair County sheriff's deputies to ride as far as the Delmar Station on the Missouri side and retain arrest powers for anyone causing a disturbance on a Metrolink train.