The City has been in communication with Metro Transit Police and our neighboring agencies to strategize and plan for additional resources for light rail security. We will continue to work together to ensure the safety of our community and the riders of the light rail system.
Due to construction delays, passenger service on Southwest Light Rail is not expected to begin until 2024. There is not specific plan for additional costs for safety or plan to pay for it. However, any additional services provided by the Hopkins Police Department would likely be paid for with property taxes. Council has expressed interest in discussing future needs associated with both light rail and the proposed redevelopments at a future meeting.