Montgomery County fire officials say they’ve discovered trouble using their radios in some portions of the Metro system, an issue that follows similar problems for District of Columbia firefighters, but Metro officials say the problem has since been fixed.
It’s a continued 5-year low for serious crimes on the Metro, according to findings after Metro Police released crime stats for 2014.
Relatives of a woman who died when smoke filled a Washington subway train earlier this month are filing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Metro transit agency.
A 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.
The head of a union that represents thousands of Metro workers says the transit agency has “neglected its commitment to a safety culture.”
The 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 Deputy General Manager Rob Troup ordered a range of early-action safety items on Thursday.
Members of Congress briefed on a fatal accident on Washington’s subway last week say the system’s ventilation fans didn’t work properly and that smoke was drawn into the stricken train.
Metro says police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting on board a packed Metrobus in the District of Columbia.
Taking 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.