Red Line Crash: Two Years Later

June 22, 2011  |  

(Washington Post) — Two years after a crash on Metro’s Red Line killed nine people, the transit authority is still working to replace aging rail cars, install new equipment and make other changes that a federal agency said are necessary to ensure passenger safety.  Metro has made progress, but senior executives, congressional leaders and oversight groups say the transit agency has a lot of work ahead.  “The good news is Metro did pay attention,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. “They listened and they’re committed to taking action to address the deficiencies. They’ve done what we asked for, and they’re still making progress.”

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