WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority track workers will wear a band that alerts them when a train is approaching a work zone too fast, giving them enough time to clear the way, NBC News reports.
Two federal track inspectors were almost hit by a train in October near Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) inspectors said a train failed to stop or slow down, and two FTA inspectors assessing track conditions jumped out of the way.
In addition to the new technology, WMATA is also retraining operators and track workers to prevent what could be a deadly accident. For the full story, click here.