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October 2, 2014

Take MetroLink to Child Safety Day and Ride the Train with Fredbird, Louie and Sam Safety

Join Fredbird, Louie and Sam Safety on MetroLink Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, as they ride the train to Child Safety Day. The mascots will board the westbound MetroLink train at 9:51 a.m. at the Grand MetroLink Station and ride to the Delmar Loop MetroLink Station and parade over to Enright Avenue behind The Pageant to participate in the 8th annual Child Safety Day. Bi-state area families are invited to join the mascots on the trip. Along the way, special items will be given away to the kids. Children 4 and under ride free on MetroLink. Children 5 and older and adults must have a valid Metro ticket or pass to ride on MetroLink.

Child Safety Day features fun activities for children plus free bike helmets for kids (while supplies last) and flu shots for children and adults. The event is a great resource for parents and grandparents when it comes to information about keeping children physically, emotionally and socially safe. The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri Highway Patrol, Clayton Police Department, St. Louis Fire Department, DEA, FBI Citizen’s Academy, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Rams, American Red Cross, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Helmets First, Metro and the St. Louis Metropolitan Urban League are just a few of the many participants who are committed to keeping children safe.

Child Safety Day is free and is focused on teaching families in a fun environment how to stay safe on the street, safe in the car, safe on bicycles, safe around strangers, safe on the Internet and safe at home, especially during home emergencies like fires.

Metro will educate children about safety around trains–not playing or walking on the tracks and not trying to beat the train by walking or riding their bicycles around the warning gates. The Bi-State Development Agency/Metro is committed to improving the quality of life in the St. Louis region. In addition to providing excellent public transit and promoting economic development, MetroBus vehicles and MetroLink trains are designated as mobile safe places for children and adults who need help.

What: 8th Annual Child Safety Day
Fredbird, Louie and Sam Safety get on MetroLink at the Grand Station, located at Scott
Avenue and Theresa Avenue, at 9:51 a.m. and ride to the Delmar Loop Station and parade
over to The Pageant for Child Safety Day. (Be early. Don’t miss the train or the fun!)

Where: On Enright Avenue Behind The Pageant
The Pageant is located at 6161 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63112

When: Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information about Child Safety Day, go to www.stlchildsafety.com.

About Child Safety Day
Marketing Concepts by Harriett created Child Safety Day in 2007 with the help of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department as an educational response to the rescue of two kidnapped children, Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownby, in Kirkwood, Missouri. Since that time, Child Safety Day has broadened its focus to provide a wide range of child safe information.

About Bi-State Development Agency
The Bi-State Development Agency/Metro (BSDA/Metro) is the operator of the Metro public transportation system for the St. Louis region, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 390 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 75 MetroBus routes; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. BSDA/Metro also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park, and the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center, the Gateway Arch Transportation System, and the Gateway Arch Parking Facility.

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