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Report questions federal oversight of WMATA

The latest inspector general report found that even though the FTA has established safety performance criteria and set safety standards for WMATA, they are limited and unenforceable, which is hindering the agency’s ability to maximize its safety oversight.

NTSB briefs Congress on limited investigation of WMATA derailment

The train derailed at an interlocking about 50 feet from the East Falls Church station platform. Approximately 75 passengers were evacuated to the wayside and onto the station platform. The trailing truck of the fourth railcar and the leading truck from the fifth railcar derailed.

FTA threatens to withhold D.C Metro funding

The threat came just days after Metro officials announced a yearlong plan to overhaul the ailing subway system and two days after a third-rail explosion had thrown metal shards onto the platform at the Federal Center station.