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  1. #1 California Trains Running Even Slower Due to Homeless on Tracks 
    Senior Member Banacek's Avatar
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    California’s terrible commuter rail service speeds and on-time performance are growing worse, due to homeless camps near the tracks and transients wandering on the rails.

    The Sacramento Bee reports that train engineers are warning system operators and passengers that homeless people wandering on the rails have been hit, and engineers have been forced to slow and make high-speed emergency stops to avoid hitting transients.

    But even with Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor passenger service, which operates between Sacramento and Silicon Valley, combining with the Union Pacific Railroad freight service on adjacent tracks to report homeless encampments to law enforcement, California’s homeless have civil rights allowing them to nest on city sidewalks and near isolated train tracks.

    Breitbart News reported in July that the Trump administration plans to dump about half of Amtrak’s $1.4 billion annual taxpayer subsidy for passenger trains that have an on-time performance as low as 6 percent
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    Install cow catchers
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
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    Move all the blood banks to the other side of town problem solved
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    We had a problem in Royal Oak with drunk assholes (there are a lot of bars in the downtown area) wandering in front of the train tracks and getting killed by Amtrak trains, which don't slow down until they are close to the station. The city passed a law making it an offense with a huge fine to be near the tracks unless you are at a pedestrian crossing and I can't tell you when the last idiot got hit by a train. So when the concept of potential death is not enough of a deterrent to behavior, the threat of a huge fine is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Old White Man View Post
    Move all the blood banks to the other side of town problem solved
    I don't know it seems like the trains will solve the problem themselves.
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
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