The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is on pace to set a grim new mark. If the current trend holds, more people will die along the rail and subway authority's thousands of miles of tracks in 2013 than in any year going back to at least 2008. The number of people fatally hit by New York City subway, Long Island Railroad, and Metro North trains reached 65 at the end of August, putting the system on pace for a total of 98 fatalities by the end of the year.
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