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Metro orders four additional safety actions amid NTSB investigation

Metro Deputy General Manager Rob Troup announced Thursday, April 23, that he has ordered four additional early-action safety items in response to the January 12 incident that occurred in a tunnel near L’Enfant Plaza Station earlier this year.  The additional safety measures were identified as part of Metro’s collaborative review with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation team, but are not to be misconstrued as formal recommendations from the NTSB. Troup reported on the new safety actions during the Metro Board of Directors Safety and Security Committee meeting and said that these actions will be taken using existing budget resources. For more information, please see the news release.


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