What ever happened to allowing guests to ride in the cabs with the pilots? I am well aware of the tragedy of July 5. My heart goes out to Austin's mom, aunt, girlfriend, and other friends. To all of the cast members involved, you have my deepest sympathies for having to have gone through this difficult experience. This was an ACCIDENT, which is something that happens to all of us. Small ones happen every day, the larger ones hopefully don't occur but one or twice in a lifetime... but they do. The greatest tragedy that could come from the horrible accident would be if passengers were not ever allowed to ride in the cabs again. We all know of the sheer joy had by cast members and passengers alike: the blissful expressions on children's faces when they receive their Honorary Monorail Co-Pilot's License, their parents' glee, and the pride in the pilot having shared the Disney Magic. The monorail remains the all-time favorite ride of Disney guests, largely because of the very special privilege of sharing that intimate time as a VIP, riding "first class" with the pilot. If you view Disney fan-sites such as allears.org, you will see that one of the most discussed "must-do's" is riding with the monorail's pilot. Wasn't this truly the very best part of your role? Austin was clearly a young man who loved his work. If you haven't read Diane Cimino's touching words about her family's experience with Austin, or seen the video of them interacting, you owe it to yourself to check these out. Here is a link to an article: articles.orlandosentinel.com/2009-07-08/news/family_1_austin-wuennenberg-monorail-christyan Regarding safety, the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Monorail Systems remain the single safest means of human transportation in the world. Since the tragedy, additional logical safety measures have been put into place. The safest has gotten safer as a result of this terrible accident. Excluding passengers from the cab, however, does nothing to reduce the likelihood of a monorail collision. Though Austin was wonderful and special, he was by no means unique as a pilot who did his best to welcome, entertain, and enlighten his guests. This seems to be a common thread shared by those who are among Disney's elite, the "Raillies." I urge all pilots, past and present, and all Licensed Honorary Monorail Co-Pilots to voice your support for reuniting passengers with pilots. Austin would have wanted it this way.