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Houston Metro Still Struggles With Rail Safety

Metro officials say more than a dozen safety-related projects will roll out in the coming months

Collisions remain a constant along the Metro’s light rail track despite a monthslong effort to improve rail safety in the Houston area.

The Houston Chronicle reports that the Metropolitan Transit Authority logged November as its second-worst month for train crashes in more than a year, with 15 crashes along the light rail. Transit officials plan to improve police traffic enforcement to keep car and truck drivers from turning into the train.

The Metro had spent months focusing on rail safety after a pair of high-profile train collisions occurred while Houston hosted the Super Bowl in February. Metro officials say more than a dozen safety-related projects will roll out in the coming months.

Some drivers say Houston should have anticipated safety problems with a street-level rail system from the beginning.

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