Light rail news around the country May 12, 2012

May 12, 2012


  • KOMO News: TUKWILA, Wash. — Police are searching for the brazen thieves who made off with more than four miles of copper wire from Sound Transit’s light rail tracks. Sound Transit officials say the thieves somehow got into the hollow interior of the elevated tracks in Tukwila and, over several months, proceeded to steal roughly 70,000 pounds of wire. Replacing the wire, which will fall to taxpayers, will cost $200,000.
  • ABC News: Timonium, Maryland The Maryland Transit Authority (MTA) has suspended Light Rail service between Timonium and Hunt Valley Stations, starting tomorrow, Saturday, May 5 and ending on or about July 1.
  • CBS5AZ.comLight rail crashes more common in downtown Phoenix, TempeMetro light rail has been running for more than three years now. And just-released information points to some locations that get more crashes than others.Since 2009, there have been 118 crashes, mostly in the downtown Tempe and Phoenix areas – which makes sense since they’re probably the busiest. But there’s some other things we’ve uncovered that may make you think twice the next time you try and beat that train.

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