Transportation Sec.: Do What Needs Done to Fix Metro

Metro should do what Metro needs to do to fix its broken tracks, including shutting down entire rail lines for months at a time, according to Anthony Foxx, the U.S. transportation secretary.

Anthony Foxx, who met with reporters Tuesday and discussed a wide range of transportation issues, says Metro must have a culture of safety.

Foxx said getting the safety concerns fixed will be a challenge, but said if the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority needs to shut some subway lines down for months, officials should do it.

However, General Manager Paul Wiedefeld thinks targeted repairs can be done simply by shutting down segments of track temporarily, according to a report by the Washington Post.

In March, Wiedefeld shut down service entirely for more than a day for emergency inspections.

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