Well, another freezing cold morning, another probable idiot texting instead of looking, and yet another incident in which somebody gets run over by a light rail "train" in Porkland. These dumba$$ "planners" apparently have never figured out that there's a good reason for running trains - even two-car toy trains - on their own rights of way. It's a stupid idea to run them down the middle of streets, no matter how kewl the "planners" think it is. Hell's bells, let's just run freight trains down the middle of the I-5 freeway while we're at it; at least there all they'll hit are a few cars and trucks.
Run the damn things in the middle of city streets, and you're not talking just cars and trucks; you're going to be creaming pedestrians and bike-riders as well - but since the "planners" are never held accountable for their very kewl ideas, they keep doing stupid stuff. So, let's try this on for size: whenever "planners" and politicians agree to run rail down a street, let's have a law that makes them automatically liable for any deaths or injuries resulting from their boneheadedness.
Really, that's the only way we can ever get anything resembling common sense out of these clowns; if they know, going in, that they can now be personally on the hook for millions of dollars in liability costs, their ideas are going to seem a whole lot less kewl to them.