This is really infuriating to see the "passing of the buck" regarding safety on the Metrolink. A simple matter of which form to use to write tickets for non-payment of fares has resulted in zero enforcement the last couple years. Attempts to correct this issue have fallen short.
In meantime, STL County dramatically increasing number of officers on the trains, but their focus has been on major crimes, not fare enforcement. Bad guys have figured this out.
Read this story and it should really make you upset.