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Metro to Debut Newest Rail Cars

Metro riders will get their first look at the system’s new rail cars, which will replace some cars that date back to the system’s debut in 1976.

01/06/2014

Firefighters douse blazes after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac-Megantic in Canada's Quebec province on July 6, 2013, sparking explosions that engulfed about 30 buildings in fire. (credit: François Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Delaying By Year Plan To Boost Safety Standards For Type Of Rail Car Involved In Deadly Canadian Explosion

The Obama administration has delayed by nearly a year a plan to boost safety standards for the type of rail car involved in a fiery explosion that killed at least 47 people in Canada this month.

07/29/2013

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