Metro Transit Provides Safety App to Transit Riders
Metro Transit is offering a new safety tool for you to use in the event of an emergency when commuting on the Metro system, while waiting for MetroLink and MetroBus, and while waiting or walking to the bus stop or MetroLink station.
The SafeTrek app will notify law enforcement if you need emergency help when you’re on the Metro system. Metro has contracted with SafeTrek, a mobile personal safety application available on iOS and Android devices, to help transit riders feel safer when they’re on the transit system.
“While serious crime on the Metro system is rare, perception is reality for some of our customers. We want our riders to know their safety is very important to us and we want them to feel safe when they are taking Metro Transit,” said Ray Friem, Executive Director Metro Transit. “We are very excited to offer this new tool to our transit riders, free of charge, to give them peace of mind that no matter where they are in the St. Louis region, emergency help is as close as their fingertip.”
SafeTrek is simple to use
- If you feel uneasy or uncomfortable, open the SafeTrek app and hold your thumb on the safe button.
- Once you’re safe, release the button and enter your customized four-digit pin number.
- If you need help, release the button without entering your pin number, and SafeTrek will give local police your name, emergency information and location.
SafeTrek dispatchers provide assistance from the moment an alert is triggered until police arrive. If you cannot or do not wish to speak with dispatchers, text or even stay silent and emergency help will be dispatched.
Sign up for SafeTrek by accessing this special link: safetrekapp.com/metro.
After you enter your phone number, you’ll be sent a link to download the free version of SafeTrek on your phone. The app is free for one year for riders who sign up.
SafeTrek not only works on the Metro system, but also anywhere in the bi-state region as well as in other cities.