New Devices Discourage Sleeping at St. Louis Bus Shelters
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A move by the St. Louis area mass transit agency Metro will make it harder for homeless people to nap on bus shelter benches downtown.
KMOX Radio reports that Metro is installing plastic dividers, two per bench, making it impossible to lie down. Spokeswoman Patti Beck says the dividers will allow more passengers to sit down while waiting for a bus.
Beck says the homeless and others who sleep at the shelters are not the primary reason for the dividers, but they are a factor.
The dividers have been installed in 40 downtown locations so far.