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Metro Holds Safety Workshop

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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."

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