Metra looks for ways to combat suicide by train

Metra looks for ways to combat suicide by train
Metra looks for ways to combat suicide by train

Metra looks for ways to combat suicide by train

Forty-seven percent of the train-pedestrian accidents in the Chicago area are suicides, much higher than the national average. Hilary Konczal, Metra’s Director of Safety, tells us what Metra and other railroads are doing to prevent people from using the country’s biggest rail hub to take their own lives. We also talk with Ian Savage, Economics Professor at Northwestern University about his study on the number of accidents on the area rail systems. Photo: Flickr/Mike Miley