As geniuses keep sticking light rail lines at grade on city streets, incidents occur almost daily. The latest bunch reported this evening are typical.
Problems continue for commuters who use the light rail out of Hunt Valley.
Around 7:30 a.m. Beaver Dam Road was reopened. That was after a shutdown at Warren Road because a trash truck hit the overhead wires.
MTA service remains delayed, though, Terry Owens of MTA said single track service has been restored between the Hunt Valley and Timonium Road stations.
Sacramento (which has at least one a week):
A pedestrian has died after being struck this afternoon by a light-rail train at Mather Field Road and Folsom Boulevard in Rancho Cordova.
Authorities say two people suffered critical injuries after a car collided with a light-rail train in Tempe near the Loop 101 freeway.
Dallas (at least nobody got hurt, but the reported describes what taking light rail to get to work is really like):
Overall, public transportation was an enjoyable experience.
Until you look at the time. I left home about 7 a.m. and got to my office just after 8:30 a.m. The commute home at 5 p.m. was equally enjoyable but also time consuming.
That reporter probably got off easy; here in Porkland, my commute was 10 minutes driving - or over two hours by "transit". Each way.