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House approves creation of WMATA safety commission

The passage of the resolution giving Congress's consent is now the final piece in creating the commission. However, the federal transit agency will continue to oversee safety until it determines that the new entity is capable of meeting its responsibilities.

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.

Va. gov. signs executive order on safety oversight for D.C. Metro

Executive Directive 8 also instructs the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation to review all accident investigations related to the Metrorail system, to inspect public and nonpublic areas of the system, and to assess the state of repair for all trains, tracks and other infrastructure.

FTA's Flowers testifies on D.C. Metro rail safety oversight progress

Through a comprehensive Safety Management Inspection, three Safety Directives, two immediate action letters, and ongoing inspection and investigation activity FTA safety oversight is requiring WMATA to take numerous positive actions to improve safety for passengers and workers.

FTA advances WMATA Metrorail safety oversight measures

Specifically, FTA will ensure and verify that WMATA implements the 78 corrective actions related to Metrorail as well as the more than 200 other corrective actions previously approved by the TOC, but still unfulfilled by WMATA, some dating as far back as 2008.