WAMU 88.5 : News

Two Metro Operators Make Critical Errors In Recent Weeks

Play associated audio
Since April 20, two trains have run red light signals at the entrance to the Brentwood Rail Yard.
Since April 20, two trains have run red light signals at the entrance to the Brentwood Rail Yard.

Metro spokesman Steve Taubenkibel says in two seperate instances since April 20, a train operator ran a red light signal at the entrance to the Brentwood Rail Yard. In both cases, no one was on the trains and no damage or injuries occurred.

But Taubenkibel says the incidents are serious, because the red lights are meant to let the operators know when it is or isn't safe to proceed.

Taubenkibel says both of the operators voluntarily informed their supervisors, and they'll be disciplined and retrained.


Bill Cosby Admitted To Acquiring Drugs To Give To A Woman For Sex

NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews MaryClaire Dale, an Associated Press reporter, about the court documents showing Cosby said in 2005 he got quaaludes to give to a woman with whom he wanted to have sex.

Mechanization Brings Quick Change To Borneo Region Known For 'Slow Rice'

A company is introducing mechanized rice farming to the interior of Malaysian Borneo for the first time. Scientists say the change may damage the bonds between the local people and their environment.
WAMU 88.5

New Challenges To Recycling In The United States

Falling commodity prices are putting a squeeze on American recycling companies. What this means for cities, counties and the future of recycling programs in the United States.

WAMU 88.5

UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

Kojo chats with Freeman Hrabowski, the president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, about the future of higher education - and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Leave a Comment

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