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Old 09-19-2008, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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It's all a big government conspiracy. They have teamed up with major automobile companies to ensure that LA will stay as Auto-Centric as ever.
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Old 09-20-2008, 02:24 AM
 
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Mass transit/cabs/limos have been unsafe in any urban region for decades...am more surprised there aren't more accidents/injuries/deaths
Maybe this has less to do with your surprise and more to do with the fact that mass transit is after all very safe. Something to consider.
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Tell that to the 25 people who died on the Metrolink. Something to consider.
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:41 AM
 
Location: los angeles
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Good to see that local congress reps + Senators Feinstein\Boxer want the safety system installed [though I'm not sure it will work in tunnels]. LA Times article indicates Metro is the "step-daughter" of mass transit & not properly funded
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:00 PM
 
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Tell that to the 25 people who died on the Metrolink. Something to consider.
There's a Metrolink's crash worth of fatalities every month on L.A.'s streets and freeways -- month after month after month! Death by car commuting is so common in L.A. that it barely gets mentioned on traffic reports.
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Old 09-20-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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There's a Metrolink's crash worth of fatalities every month on L.A.'s streets and freeways -- month after month after month! Death by car commuting is so common in L.A. that it barely gets mentioned on traffic reports.
I agree. Although the Chatsworth Metrolink crash was pretty devastating, public transportation is still the safest mode of transportation when you tally up all automobile fatalities and compare it to public transportation's fatalities. It does not matter if you have the excellent driving skills or the most modern vehicle, you still have to share the road with countless idiots who drive while drunk, medicated, fatigued, doing other activities while driving, etc... And don't forget those aggressive drivers that feel that safety takes a backseat to saving those precious few minutes by driving at unsafe speeds ...
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Old 09-20-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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If the number of Metrolink passengers on Friday evening's train from Oceanside to LA is any indication (I had trouble just finding a seat!), many people still think that public transportation is still the safest mode of transportation.
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