Metro Makes Safety Changes, Has More to Do

Thursday, Jun 23, 2011  |  Updated 6:51 PM EDT
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Metro Makes Safety Changes, Has More to Do

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Two years after the deadliest crash in Metro's history, a new report says the transit agency is making changes but still has more to make.

The report was compiled by an independent oversight committee.  It says WMATA has complied with 100 "action items" recommended in a report from the National Transportation Safety Board.  That report came out after the Red Line crash on June 22, 2009, that killed nine people near the Fort Totten Station.

Among the 100 "action items" completed, Metro has added more supervisors to rail yards, improved training, and improved its internal safety audit system.

The new report also said that Metro still needs to make roughly 200 more changes. The biggest area still in need of improvement is work on standardizing procedures so that everyone in the transit agency is on the same page.

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