Despite numerous initiatives to reduce deaths along the tracks of the Blue Line, the light rail line still remains tempting for those who wish to commit suicide. Metro has installed gates for both cars and pedestrians as a means to at least reduce accidental deaths. The agency has pursued other ideas, such as installing suicide hotline information at crossings and safety officers that, among other things, keep on the lookout for those who might want to take their own lives. The generally sour economic situation in communities served by the Blue Line may exacerbate the problem, according to psychology experts, never mind the effects a suicide has on family members, witnesses and train operators. Now Metro is reaching out to the public by asking them to help others who might contemplate taking their lives.