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CMT to host ‘Talking Transit’ Oct. 18 to discuss MetroLink Secure Platform Plan

The transit advocacy organization Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) has announced plans for its next virtual “Talking Transit” event, set for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, via ZOOM.

This event will highlight the Secure Platform Plan for the MetroLink system. Pre-registration is required.

The Bi-State Board of Commissioners approved a contract with HNTB for $6,948,587 for professional engineering services for the MetroLink Secure Platform Plan. The Secure Platform Plan encompasses gates, fencing and cameras for the 39 Metro Transit Centers throughout the region. Financial support for this project includes funding from St. Louis County, the City of St. Louis and St. Clair County Transit District. Private donations total more than $10 million towards the cost of this project. In addition, federal stimulus funds will be utilized.

The panel will feature Kevin Scott, Bi-State Development Project Lead and General Manager of Security; Mark Grossenbacher, St. Louis Area Practice Leader at HNTB and Project Manager on the Secure Platform Plan project; and Kathy Osborn, President and CEO at the Regional Business Council. These leaders will discuss next steps, goals and why this project is important to the St. Louis business community.

“There is a lot to be excited about as it relates to transit in Missouri,” Cella said. “This panel will take a look at a significant change underway for the MetroLink system, the process and the projected impacts on the community.  We encourage those with an interest in the impacts of public transit access to join this online forum.”

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.

To register for this event, click the link here.

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