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Metro To Replace Faulty Track Circuits

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Metro is seeking approval Thursday morning to replace more than 1,700 track circuits. Metro wants to spend more than $60 million to replace the circuits, as recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The track circuits are the ones whose failure last year caused the deadly Red Line train crash. They led train operators to believe there was no train on the track when, in fact, there was.

This $60 million allocation will come up for a vote before the Metro Board later in the day.

Approximately one-fourth of the money would be pulled from a track maintenance program that is being delayed for one year.

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