Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Attack on TRAX

TRAX train in Sandy
Originally uploaded by jmdspk
Woman reports assault during ride on TRAX

I will agree that these incidents are rare, but they are the fodder the anti-transit types need to start spreading how unsafe light rail is. This is currently happing in Portland were because of incidents in Gresham the anti-transit types are declaring how unsafe light rail is. Of course it doesn't fit into their political agenda that Gresham has had gang problems since even before the light rail line came in 1986.

UTA does need to have a bigger security presence on TRAX. I noticed that security guards and actual officers are on almost all Denver light rail trains after dark. This gives a much better feeling of security.

Attacks can happen anywhere as incidents in the last week indicate so it is better to be prepared and ready than to be sorry.

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