Md. Congresswoman Looks To Federal Investigators For Metro Insight | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Md. Congresswoman Looks To Federal Investigators For Metro Insight

Play associated audio

By Megan Hughes

The National Transportation Safety Board is now investigating Tuesday's Metro crash that killed two workers north of the Rockville station. Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards hopes the findings will lead to new safety laws.

"There's a lot of investigation that needs to be done to make certain that we're providing the kind of work environment for our transportation workers that ensures their safety and also guarantees the safety and the safe traveling of the consuming public," says Edwards.

Congress has held several hearings on the safety of the Metro since the crash last June that killed 9 people. The NTSB is already conducting investigations into that accident and a November crash in West Falls Church, Virginia.

Last month, the Obama administration asked Congress to give the Federal Transit Administration authority to impose safety standards on city subways.

NPR

Book Review: 'Angels Make Their Hope Here'

Alan Cheuse reviews Angels Make Their Hope Here, by Breena Clarke.
NPR

Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe's, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

The recall applies to "certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots" from a California packing company, the FDA says.
NPR

On Immigration, America's Concerns Are Fiery But Fleeting

In a recent Gallup poll, most named immigration the biggest problem confronting the nation. But past periods of heightened worries have been brief — and haven't brought about solutions.
NPR

9/11 Commission Issues An Update On Anniversary Of Report

Saying that the world has changed "dramatically," the report's authors write that al-Qaida groups have spread, and the threat for cyberterrorism has grown.

Leave a Comment

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