Tag Archives: safety

10 Ways To Shop Safe This Holiday Season

There is still plenty of time to get those holiday gifts purchased, and we’re happy to help you check items off of your to-do list. But as you finish your holiday shopping this weekend, be sure to be alert — especially when it comes to theft. Here are 10 suggestions to keep you safe this season: […]

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Metro Call-A-Ride Operator Recognized for Heroism

Metro Call-A-Ride operator Lamont Moore, who helped rescue a toddler and an adult from an apartment fire last month, was recognized this morning for his bravery at the Bi-State Development Agency Board of Commissioners meeting. On October 26, Moore had just finished dropping off one of a Metro Call-A-Ride customer and was getting ready to […]

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Metro Receives Two Grants to Promote Rail Safety

Every day in the United States, people are injured or killed trying to beat a train. Nationwide in 2013, 908 people were injured or killed while walking on or near railroad tracks.  That was up 7.7 percent from 2012, according to preliminary data from the Federal Railroad Administration. At Metro, the safety of our customers […]

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Ride MetroLink with Team Fredbird and Louie to Child Safety Day

Updated Oct. 10: We have a last-minute change to bring to your attention. Team Fredbird will represent Fredbird tomorrow on MetroLink to Child Safety Day. Sam Safety will not be able to join us either.  Join Fredbird, Louie and Sam Safety on MetroLink Saturday, Oct. 11  as they ride the train to Child Safety Day. The […]

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Metro, Red Cross, All Ready Team Up For Emergency Preparedness Month

Metro Ambassadors and volunteers from the American Red Cross and the All Ready Campaign will be distributing emergency preparedness information at several Metro transit locations Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. September is Emergency Preparedness Month, and Metro, the Red Cross, and the All Ready Campaign are teaming up to raise awareness about the importance of being […]

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September Is Emergency Preparedness Month

Emergencies, large or small, can happen at any time– at home, at work, at school, or while you’re in transit. Are you prepared? Have you and your family talked about what to do if  a tornado hits when you are at work and your kids are at school or at home? To help you better […]

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Metro Recognizes Operators With 10 or More Years of Accident-Free Driving

The safety of our transit customers and our operators is our top priority, and recently we honored more than 100 MetroBus operators and 16 Metro Call-A-Ride operators who have driven 10 or more years without an accident. That is quite an accomplishment and not an easy milestone to attain! Four of the 16 Metro Call-A-Ride operators […]

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Metro, Trailnet and MoDOT Kick Off Safety Campaign

Metro customers have lots of options when it comes to transportation. Some of you prefer to park your car, and to walk or bicycle to your destination or transit stop. While walking and cycling both offer health, financial, and environmental benefits, the risk of incurring serious or even fatal injuries is greatly increased if you […]

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National Campaign Takes New Approach to Safety Around Railroad Tracks

Every day, people are killed while trespassing on railroad tracks in the United States. Operation Lifesaver wants to do something to change that and Metro transit supports its efforts. The nonprofit organization founded in 1972 and dedicated to rail safety public education, kicked off its new national See Tracks? Think Train! campaign this month. Operation […]

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Terry Bowman Brings CPR & First Aid Training to Illinois Capitol

Here at Bi-State Development Agency/Metro employees know Firefighter Terry Bowman Jr. as the person who taught them CPR and first aid training at the Saint Louis Downtown Airport, but that’s just one of the many things he does for the airport and the agency. In addition to coordinating public education outreach activities for Bi-State Development […]

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