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Metro Struggles To Move Forward From NTSB Report

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By David Schultz

Metro's Board of Directors met with the NTSB yesterday and one of the top questions Metro Board members had for the federal safety investigators was, "Who should our role model be?"

Chris Zimmerman, a Metro Board Member from Northern Virginia, asked the NTSB chairman, Deborah Hersman, if she could name other cities Metro should be emulating.

"What are the agencies out there that have a system designed the way it should be that we should be looking to as the model?," asks Zimmerman.

But Hersman couldn't give him an answer.

"Generally, we're not looking at the people who are doing the best. Sometimes, what we look at is organizations who have tripped or organizations who have failed. And we identify their shortcomings," responds Hersman.

Hersman says her job is to make safety recommendations with no consideration to cost or feasibility, and it's Metro's job to determine if and how it can implement them.

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