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A New Car Wreck Risk for Austin Drivers?

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Last night, Capital Metro began testing the cars for our new passenger rail system. While the system has the potential to take drivers off the road, new systems always carry a concern that they may lead to many more car wrecks. Houston is a case in point. The most recent major Texas city to add light rail, Houston made national news with the number of auto accidents involving the system.

The first phase of the Austin rail system is supposed to be fully operational by the fall 2008. Let’s hope that Capital Metro and the City will have done enough to educate the public so that these risks are minimized.

For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Car and Motorcycle Accidents.