Metro Releases New Video Of Near-Misses On the Light Rail Lines

The transit agency is emphasizing pedestrian and bike safety in its latest campaign.

Metro has been putting out periodic video compilations showing the dangerous things people do near its light rail lines. In its latest edition, the agency doesn’t mince words in the title.

“Don’t die. Safety begins with you.”

The video shows pedestrians not just walking in front of trains, but in one case, actually bumping into it. There’s also a close call with an inattentive cyclist. And when you think it couldn’t get any more frightening, the video shows a guy trying to “challenge” a train on the North Line extension. 

Starting next week, Metro personnel will conduct safety education for school kids on how to stay safe around the rail lines.

We’ve included our interview with Metro Public Affairs Director Mike Martinez, who discusses their safety strategy and how schools can take part in their educational programs. 




Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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