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Today's Read: Death on the Tracks

Suicide by Train: Eight people have used Metro to end their lives this year, putting themselves into the path of trains in what transit officials say is the largest number of such deaths in recent years. Since 2006, at least 17 people have died on Metro's tracks. (Lisa Rein and Yamiche Alcindor)

Haunted By Horror: In 20 years at the controls of Amtrak locomotives, Bruce Evans has watched a dozen fatalities unfold in agonizing close-up. (Steve Hendrix)

Bad Bus Driving: A 30-year-old contracting consultant who boarded a New York-bound bus at Dupont Circle last Friday soon got real uncomfortable with the behavior of her driver. (Sholnn Freeman)

Federal Text: President Obama has banned federal employees from text messaging when they are behind the wheel of government vehicles and from texting in their own cars if they use government-issued phones or are on official business. (Ashley Halsey III)

By Robert Thomson  |  October 2, 2009; 8:54 AM ET
Categories:  transit  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Today's Read  
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