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  • National Transportation Safety Board Releases Annual List of Most Wanted Safety Improvements
    National Transportation Safety Board Releases Annual List of Most Wanted Safety Improvements

    By: Allan M. Siegel In many of our blog posts, we call attention to the National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB. Often, this is because the NTSB is the nation’s leading agency responsible for ...

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  • Amtrak Train Carrying Republican Lawmakers to Annual Conference Collides with Truck, One Victim Killed
    Amtrak Train Carrying Republican Lawmakers to Annual Conference Collides with Truck, One Victim Killed

    By: Allan M. Siegel On Wednesday January 31, an Amtrak train chartered to transport Republican lawmakers to an annual GOP conference in West Virginia collided with a truck outside of Crozet, Virginia, ...

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  • Metro Shuts Down Red Line After Detecting Same Problem that Led to Deadly 2009 Fort Totten Crash
    Metro Shuts Down Red Line After Detecting Same Problem that Led to Deadly 2009 Fort Totten Crash

    By: Allan M. Siegel The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (“Metro”) decided to shut down the red line over the weekend of December 16 to 17, 2017, after tests found deteriorating ...

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  • President Trump Signs Resolution to Approve Metro Safety Commission
    President Trump Signs Resolution to Approve Metro Safety Commission

    By: Joseph Cammarata President Donald Trump has signed a resolution for final approval of the creation of the new Metro Safety Commission, an oversight agency that will be responsible for making Metro ...

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  • Metro Announces
    Metro Announces "Safetrack" Plan

    By: Matthew Tievsky Metro has been repeatedly embarrassed lately by a series of safety failures that have left commuters questioning the viability of its railway system. Due to years of neglect, ...

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  • D.C. Court of Appeals Holds Metro Accountable for Slippery Station Floors
    D.C. Court of Appeals Holds Metro Accountable for Slippery Station Floors

    By: Allan M. Siegel We are all familiar with the tiled surfaces of Metro stations. What may be less familiar is the fact that, over time, the force of people’s shoes on the tiles scuffs and wears down ...

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