HomeNewsConstruction of Public Safety Center at Emerson Park Transit Center in East...

Construction of Public Safety Center at Emerson Park Transit Center in East St. Louis begins

Construction has begun on a new $13.5 million Public Safety Center at Emerson Park Transit Center in East St. Louis.

The two-story, 16,000-square-foot building will have offices for the St. Clair County MetroLink Sheriff’s officers. In addition, it will be home to the backup Metro Transit Operations Control Center as well as St. Clair County CENCOM West 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch Center.

Search for construction leads
  • Region/Country

  • Sector

The new area is thus intended to improve public safety partners’ security and communication coordination. New amenities for passengers will also be included in the structure, such as public restrooms for users and transit system personnel. In 2024, the construction is anticipated to be finished.

The project team and remakes om the Public Safety Center at Emerson Park Transit Center in East St. Louis

FGM Architects, Poettker Construction, Southwestern Illinois Building Trades, BRiC Partnership, Kreher Engineering, and Gonzalez Cos are members of the project team.

The Rebuild Illinois infrastructure grant, approved by the state legislature and signed by Governor JB Pritzker last year, will provide about $10 million to the project. Additionally, according to district chairman Herb Simmons, the St. Clair County Transit Authority will pay the remaining $3.6 million.

“This project demonstrates that in east St. Louis, where new development and jobs have been lacking for a considerable amount of time, and St. Clair County as a whole, public transportation can and will continue to act as a catalyst for change,” said Sen. Christopher Belt of Illinois.

Also Read: Illinois Tollway board approves US$21.6 million in construction contracts

“I wanted to express my gratitude to Citizens for Modern Transit. Additionally, AARP in St. Louis, SSCTD, and Metro Transit for their work in 2021. They assisted to improve the Emerson Park Transit Center. This is part of its Transit Stop Transformation Program. East St. Louis, St. Clair County, and the entire St. Louis metropolitan area must invest in this project for public safety reasons,” he concluded.

According to Herb Simmons, chair of the SCCTD Board of Trustees and director of the St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency, it will improve communications and security cooperation among Metro Transit. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, Metro Transit Public Safety, the Bureau of Transit Police, and other public safety partners.

Must Read

Plans approved for construction of 32-storey tower at Leadenhall Market in London

Plans have been approved for the construction of a 32-storey tower at Leadenhall Market in London. The Square Mile's "tourist appeal" will be boosted...

Construction of US$ 200M solar panel manufacturing plant in Ohio in the pipeline

Plans are underway for the construction of a US$ 200M solar panel manufacturing plant in Ohio. The facility is set to be built by...

Ground breaks for electric vehicle (EV) battery giga factory in Kokomo, Indiana

A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for a new electric vehicle (EV) battery giga factory in Kokomo, Indiana. The project is developed by Stellantis in...

Construction begins on the Kennedy Expressway, Chicago

The next week will see the start of a three-year construction project on the Kennedy Expressway. Up until July, certain sections of the two...

Dosti Realty Launches The Dosti Eden Residential Project

Leading real estate builder and developer in Mumbai and Thane Dosti Realty, has launched phase 2 of the Dosti Eden Residential Project. Similar to the...

Brightline West, Los Angeles to Vegas High-Speed Rail

After reaching an agreement with a group of significant labor unions, Brightline, the corporation behind the project, expects construction on the bullet trains to...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here