Good afternoon, St. Louis. If you haven't heard, the Cortex MetroLink Station and the first quarter-mile section of the Chouteau Greenway officially opened to the region yesterday! The new MetroLink Station – located between the Central West End and Grand MetroLink Stations – provides a new, convenient transportation option for the thousands of employees and visitors. If you get a chance, check it out and let us know what you think. In the meantime, let's get to those transit questions!
Tucktan, the Central West End Transit Center is the busiest MetroLink Station on the system. The platform will be extended to the east to accommodate the high volume of riders. This station will remain open during this construction.
Tucktan, this is an ongoing conversation Metro is having with the communities we serve, and our local partners in law enforcement including the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Clair County, Illinois. An assessment study of safety and security across the Metro Transit System is underway, which is being led by East-West Gateway Council of Governments. This effort will help advance the conversation about whether, how, where, and at what cost barriers could be added to the MetroLink system.
Addie, we're glad to hear that you've seen more police officers paroling the trains. Metro Public Safety officers routinely patrol MetroBus vehicles and that effort has also been increased in recent months.
ConcernedRider, we're sorry that you feel that way. Metro Public Safety officers are on the bus so you and your fellow passengers are more comfortable and know that your safety is important to us.
Aligo, thank you for your feedback regarding the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station. We'll share your comments with our MetroLink team. If you haven't heard, you can now text us your feedback to Metro Customer Service at 314-207-9786.