It's well-known that California's a "progressive" state, and it seems that no place is more so there than Sacramento: every Lefty knows that humans cause global warming, and they seem to have taken decisive action in the capital city. They built light rail, and while its effectiveness as a transit option may be open to question, it's proving hugely successful at reducing the general population.
It appears that someone gets hit by one of the trains on an almost weekly basis there. And although in this morning's incident, a guy reportedly laid down on the tracks, a 15 year-old high school girl was run down and killed just five days earlier, a mere 200 yards from the site of this morning's incident.
One of my news feeds focuses upon light rail, and just about every week, there's a vehicle/light rail wreck or, increasingly, someone getting killed. As they're discovering in Sacramento, if you're interested in safety then you don't run trains in or along roadways.
You only do that if your real goal is population reduction.