As part of its 34th Annual Meeting, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) recently celebrated the incredible efforts of several individuals for their exemplary commitment to championing transit in the St. Louis area. During the event, CMT presented awards to City of St. Louis Alderman Terry Kennedy, City of St. Louis Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards, St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson, City of St. Louis Alderman Joe Roddy and former CMT Board Chair Rose Windmiller. Recipients were recognized for their ongoing commitment to moving transit forward in the St. Louis area.
City of St. Louis Alderman (Ward 18) Terry Kennedy, City of St. Louis Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards and St. Clair County Sherriff Rick Watson were recognized with a 2018 New Initiatives Award for a new collaborative effort to help further the safety and security of MetroLink on both sides of the river. Through their efforts, bills were passed in both the City of St. Louis and St. Clair County to support a mutual aid agreement between the City of St. Louis Police Department and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department to expand St. Clair County Sheriffs’ patrols to City of St. Louis MetroLink stations and allow officers the ability to provide more seamless coverage of the system.