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Immediate Fix Recommended for D.C. Metro ComponentsFederal officials are recommending that D.C.'s subway system immediately repair components that are designed to protect the electrified third rail from water and other contaminants.
NTSB Plans 2-Day Hearing on Fatal Metro Smoke IncidentThe National Transportation Safety Board will conduct a two-day investigative hearing into an electrical malfunction that filled a Metro tunnel with smoke in January, killing one person and injuring dozens.
Investigators Examining Similar Incident in Metro ProbeFederal investigators are looking at a similar incident that happened in February as they try to pin down the cause of an electrical malfunction on Washington's subway system that led to one death.
911 Center Setup Slowed Response to Deadly D.C. Metro SmokeA policy of routing calls about emergencies on the Metro subway to a supervisor at the District of Columbia's 911 call center contributed to delays in getting firefighters to a fatal rail malfunction early this year.
Investigators Say D.C. Metro Ventilation InadequateFederal investigators say Washington's Metro transit authority did a poor job using ventilation fans to push smoke out of a subway tunnel during a fatal accident last month.
D.C. Hearing Addresses Deadly Metro AccidentDistrict of Columbia lawmakers will examine how prepared the city is for emergencies on the subway system in the wake of a fatal accident last month.
D.C. Says Radio Failures in Metro Have Been FixedThe District of Columbia says it has corrected problems with the functioning of firefighters' radios in the Metro system.
Family of Woman Who Died in Metro Accident Plans LawsuitA lawyer representing the family of a woman killed earlier this month in an accident on Metro says he'll file a lawsuit over the incident later this week.
D.C. Says it Worked With Subway on Radio Changes for 2 YearsThe District of Columbia is pushing back against a claim that firefighters had difficulty using radios during a fatal accident on the Metro subway system because of changes fire officials allegedly made to the radio system without notifying transit officials.
Metro: Fire Dept. Changes Led to Difficulty Using RadiosMetro Deputy General Manager Rob Troup ordered a range of early-action safety items on Thursday.
Metro Chair Speaks to D.C. Council on Fatal Smoke IncidentTaking questions for the first time since the deadly incident at L'Enfant Plaza, Metro board chairman Tom Downs briefed D.C. councilmembers on Tuesday, but didn't offer many details about the malfunction.
Report: Radio Trouble for Firefighters in Fatal Metro IncidentFirefighters responding to an electrical malfunction on the Washington subway system had difficulty communicating by radio and some had to use cellphones instead, according to a report released by the city Saturday.
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