Security and Safety

Changes to DC Metro safety oversight bill to boost public access

Posted on October 6, 2016

elipatwood
elipatwood

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As a safety oversight commission for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) is closer to becoming a reality, the D.C. Council has made changes to authorizing legislation to make it easier for the public to also keep an eye on the transit agency’s safety record, wtop reports.

The D.C. Council held a public hearing about a bill that would establish the regional Metrorail Safety Commission, a federally-mandated agency that would be charged with inspecting and enforcing safety standards for Metro. Budget details and also possible commission appointments were also discussed.

The revised bill increases transparency and provides public access to the commission’s work, including access to meetings and the ability to request documents and records by requiring the commission to adhere to the federal public records law.

Originally, the draft legislation did not require the commission to be subject to state open records laws but would have allowed the commission to set its own policies using the federal law as a guide. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

FMCSA proposes crash preventability determination program

Program examines the feasibility, costs, and benefits of determining and displaying the preventability of certain crash types.

Valley Metro's new 'Customer Experience' staff to assist riders, security

The coordinators will be located at the system’s busiest stations and support special events served by light rail.

C-TRAN employee raising guide-dog-puppy-in-training

Will spend the next year raising a guide dog puppy in training in partnership with Guide Dogs for the Blind.

NYC Transit to install netting under elevated track structures

Pilot will test whether and how the material may capture potential hazards, such as loose debris, while still allowing regular inspections of the structure.

FMCSA permanently bans commercial drivers convicted of human trafficking

The new rule revises the list of offenses permanently disqualifying individuals from operating a commercial motor vehicle.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation