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“We welcome the concern and support from the St.

Louis County Council on this critical security issue.


As we have said previously, the policing of the MetroLink system is the responsibility of the jurisdictions
through which it runs, and we have not hesitated to say the security situation needs to improve on the
Missouri side of the river.

The action by the County Council, if finally adopted, would not impact the delivery of Metro Transit
services since the proposal would fully fund transit operations in St. Louis County for the fiscal year that
began on July 1, 2018. Since we are already three months into the new fiscal year, the County Council
measure would withhold funding for the current security situation through the end of this year.

We need to emphasize, however, that if the County Council does not approve funding for transit
operations soon, delivery of transit services in St. Louis County will definitely be impacted.

We welcome the County Council keeping this critical issue on its agenda and demanding accountability
for how the County’s Transportation funds are spent. We do not believe it should take six months for
any of the entities involved to respond to the questions and concerns of the County Council, and we
look forward to working closely with its members to finally resolve these important security issues.”

John Nations
Bi-State Development President and Chief Executive Officer