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Metro takes action on FTA safety findings
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In collaboration with the Federal Transit Administration, Metro has developed an action plan to address the safety findings and recommendations.

Metro orders four additional safety actions amid NTSB investigation

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Metro Deputy General Manager Rob Troup recently reported on new safety actions in response to the January 12 incident that occurred in a tunnel near L'Enfant Plaza Station.

"As our work with the NTSB investigation team continues, I have concluded that additional actions can and will be taken to improve safety for our rail passengers, employees and first responders," said Troup. "While we remain committed to taking any actions recommended by the NTSB in their final investigation report, we are not waiting to make safety improvements where we see opportunities."

Emergency icon Emergency Preparedness

Practical how-to guides instructing Metro customers and area residents in emergency preparedness. Learn more ›

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Metrobus icon Metrobus & Metrorail - What Every Rider Needs To Know

Essential safety and security tips and features for rail, bus, platforms, stations and more. Learn more ›

Shovel icon Safety Progress

Metro has made significant strides in upgrading and rehabilitating its system infrastructure in the past five years.

bullet 50+ miles of running rail have been renewed for a smoother, safer ride
bullet 68,903 crossties have been replaced for a safer ride
bullet 102,996 direct-fixation fasteners have been replaced for a safer ride
bullet 32,040 third rail insulators have been replaced for improved safety and reliability
bullet 10,921 station/tunnel leaks have been mitigated to reduce water infiltration
bullet 3,824 open rail joints have been welded for a smoother, safer ride
bullet 161 switches (turnouts) have been rehabilitated for more reliability
bullet 7,535 roadway (track) signs have been replaced for the safety of our employees
bullet 115 escalators have been rehabilitated to reduce outages
bullet 42 elevators have been rehabilitated to reduce outages and improve accessibility
bullet 27 escalators have been replaced with new units to significantly improve safety and reliability

FAQ icon Frequently Asked Questions

Metro has identified the most common rider safety and security questions.
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bullet WMATA Safety Accomplishments

Transit Police icon Metro Transit Police

Metro Transit Police provides protection for Metro patrons, personnel, transit facilities and revenue. Learn more ›

bullet Metrorail Police Blotter PDF icon
bullet MTPD's Five-Year Crime Report PDF icon
bullet MTPD's Year-to-Date Crime and Enforcement Report PDF icon
bullet Service Area Police Departments

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