: News

Metro Holds Safety Workshop

Play associated audio

By Sabri Ben-Achour

The year 2009 was not a good year for Metro, to say the least. Eleven people were killed in three separate incidents, and a team of safety inspectors was almost hit a month ago.

Metro is trying to open a new chapter in 2010, beginning with what administrator John Catoe has called a 'safety war.' This week Metro is holding a three-day safety workshop. It will bring together officials from Metro and the Metro workers union as well as safety officials from transit systems in New York, San Francisco, Baltimore and Philadelphia.

The workshop will cover a broad range of safety topics, from "advance warning systems for 'blind curves'" to "Metro's safety culture."

NPR

For Key And Peele, Biracial Roots Bestow Special Comedic 'Power'

Comics Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele satirize people of all races on their Comedy Central sketch show. Originally broadcast Nov. 20, 2013.
NPR

Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
NPR

Despite High Expectations, Sentencing Reform Proposals Still On Ice

Sen. John Cornyn suggested a hearing and markup on reform proposals could be imminent. But multiple sources tell NPR that concrete language is still being hotly debated behind closed doors.
NPR

WikiLeaks Docs Purport To Show The U.S. Spied On Japan's Government

The documents also allege that the U.S. targeted Japanese banks and companies, including Mitsubishi.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.