July 27, 2017 – MassTransitMag.com –
Metro has the blues — and reds — in hopes of getting people to give their trains a second look.
Pending approval by its board, scheduled for Thursday, Metropolitan Transit Authority is planning to spend $326,000 to affix a new, more colorful pattern to the front of all its light rail vehicles. The upcoming work builds on previous efforts that added the decals to 19 of the agency’s 71 trains, which occurred after two high-profile incidents in which bicyclists pedaled in front of oncoming trains.
“They do make the trains more visible,” said Metro board member Jim Robinson, who leads the agency’s public safety committee.