Public Safety Building is Complete

Construction has been completed on the new $15 million Public Safety Building at Emerson Park Transit Center. State and local officials are set to celebrate its official grand opening in July 2024.

This facility and the operations within will help bolster communications and security collaboration among Metro Transit, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, Metro Transit Public Safety, the Bureau of Transit Police and other public safety partners, while enabling St. Clair County Transit District to better serve riders in St. Clair County and on the entire MetroLink system. The state-of-the-art, two-story, 16,000 square-foot facility currently houses the St. Clair County CENCOM West 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch Center, office space for St. Clair County MetroLink Sheriff’s Deputies, and public restrooms and water fountain. It will also become the second location for the MetroLink Operations Control Center. The $15 million project was funded in part by a $9,975,000 Rebuild Illinois grant awarded in January 2022 by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, along with additional funding received from St. Clair County Transit District and Bi-State Development. It is owned and operated by St. Clair County Transit District.