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CSX Train Derailment Raises Concerns About Chemical Safety

A 16-car derailment in Northeast D.C. reignites a debate over freight routes in well-populated areas.

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Metro To Announce Major Months-Long Rehab Effort Affecting Most Riders

Prepare for a summer of delays, Metro riders. As part of an effort to dig out of an extensive maintenance backlog, Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld will announce a months-long effort that will likely have affect most commuters. Check out the details.

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Metro's 'Hard Truth' Maintenance Plan Is Almost Ready For Board And Public

Metro's current work schedule is "not enough to dig out of the deferred maintenance hole," says Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld. He's planning to make big changes, and he'll unveil them to the transit authority's board later this week.

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CSX Says Derailment Site Has Been Cleaned Up And Trains Are Running Again

The first train moved through the site Tuesday night around 9:30 p.m. and normal operations have resumed, a spokesman for the rail company said.

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FTA Or FRA? Sec. Foxx, NTSB Clash Over Which Agency Would Make Metro Safer

Is the Federal Transit Administration doing enough in its oversight role over WMATA? The NTSB and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx continue to spar over whether they or the Federal Railroad Administration would be more effective.

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'Fundamentally Flawed' Metro Oversight Led To Deadly Smoke Incident, NTSB Says

The National Transportation Safety Board released 43 findings detailing a litany of failures that led to the death of one passenger and injuries to more than 90 others on Jan. 12, 2015.

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Why Lye And Ethanol? Derailment Raises Questions About What Comes Through D.C.

The derailment in Northeast D.C. of a freight rail train carrying hazardous chemicals is reigniting a debate over whether potentially dangerous materials should be hauled through the nation's capital.

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Metro Safety Culture Lacking For More Than 30 Years: NTSB

Metro has not addressed safety issues first exposed by a federal investigation back in 1982. The full NTSB report will be released Tuesday.

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Shaking Up Metro's Board

After another smoke incident and ongoing single tracking delays for fixes, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx replaced three Metro board members with safety experts, while a Maryland Congressman introduced legislation which would require the next three federally appointed Metro board members have relevant expertise.

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D.C. Busts Cab Companies For Using Salvaged Cabs With Falsified Odometers

Six cab companies have been shut down by regulators for allegedly using old vehicles with odometers rolled back hundreds of thousands of miles.

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