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One Year After Crash, Is Metro Safer?

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One year ago today, a Red Line Metro train slammed into the back of a stopped train near the Fort Totten Station. Nine people died, dozens were injured.

Since then, Metro has made a number of changes to ensure that never happens again.

But it's unclear whether those changes have really been effective.

In part two of our coverage of the first anniversary of the crash, David Schultz looks at whether Metro is safer than it was one year ago...

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