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FTA adds 217 unresolved issues for D.C. Metro to address

Posted on December 16, 2015

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a new directive for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) to formally address more than 200 open safety findings made by the soon-to-be defunct Tri-State Oversight Committee, WAMU reports.

The unresolved safety findings cover nearly every aspect of Metro’s rail operations: maintenance, training, derailments, emergency egress, evacuations, fires, red signal violations and workplace issues.

The 217 items will be added to the 78 Metrorail corrective actions issued by the FTA in June, following an investigation that uncovered system-wide safety lapses. The new directive comes as FTA inspectors for the first time conduct on-site inspections in its new regulatory role. For the full story, click here.

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