Baltimore Metro has one fatality on record
According to the Maryland Transit Administration, there has
never been a only one fatal crash involving an employee or a passenger on its Metro subway in nearly 26 years of operation.
That contrasts with the record of Washington's Metro system, which after Monday's crash that killed nine has at least 17 fatalities on its record since opening in 1976. (Both totals exclude suicides by jumping on the tracks.)
Admittedly, Washington's system is much larger than Baltimore's one-line wonder, but
zero one is still zero zero and 17 is still 17.
For those who think the comparison is unfair to DC Metro, consider: Which transit system has the resources and cahet to attract the "best and brightest" in transit? Baltimore's system may be rinky-dink, but safe rinky-dink beats dangerous world-class.