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NO, HUMAN MANAGEMENT IS NOT PERFECT but neither is automated management. Records prove the safest way to go is to have automatic safety controls that will override a human mistake, such as 1920 style automatic train stop. It is much safer to rely on an automatic device checking on a human than to have a human checking on an automatic device.
The June 22nd 2009 accident that killed ten on the Washington DC Metro was totally a computer failure. The computer salesman may claim it was a track circuit failure, but an honest system would stop the train when the circuit failed instead of letting it go haywire.
Records are worth a whole lot – automation is not worth the cost but an automatic train stop is in most cases.

The Miami MetroMover, the Detroit Sky-Train, the Las Vegas MonoRail and the Jacksonville MonoRail are all automated and they are all far too expensive to build and operate. Vancouver Sky-Train is just about operationally value for money, what with its fare subsidies and traffic volumes, but it is certainly not cost effective to build; despite what TransLink would have us believe using selective statistics to buttress the pro-ART and pro-highway spending case. There are records on that too. Look at the records, do not argue about it.

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