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Train in Vain

When a suicidal coward left his SUV in front of an oncoming Metrolink train and watched helplessly as the train derailed and smashed into another Amtrak train killing 10 and injuring 200 others, I'm struck by how vulnerable we are. The apparent lack of security must be addressed before we spend billions more on southern California rail projects. Is the OC listening? Thank goodness the SUV driver identified as Juan Manuel Alvarez was not a terrorist. I'm even more thankful that not more riders were injured or killed. What if the the train were full? Metrolink's unintended lack of success in attracting more riders saved some lives this morning. Thanks for doing such a bad job, Metrolink. As for me, I'm sticking with my car.


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