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Red Line crash meeting Tuesday

D.C. Fire Chief Dennis Rubin, Metro General Manager John B.Catoe Jr. NTSB official Deborah A.P. Hersman, Metro Board Chairman Jim Graham (wearing glasses) and D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty during a press conference on June 22, 2009. (Toni L. Sandys/Post)

The National Transportation Board will hold a meeting on the cause of the June 2009 Red Line crash on Tuesday.

The NTSB will hear from investigators during the meeting, then vote on the probable cause of the crash and recommendations to avoid a similar tragedy.

Metro says it is working to comply with recommendations the NTSB made in the months after the crash and it's putting aside $30 million over three years to carry
through on recommendations that may come out of the NTSB's meeting Tuesday.

Eight passengers and a train operator were killed and dozens injured when a train slammed into another stopped on the tracks between the Fort Totten and Takoma stations in June 2009.

The NTSB held a three-day public hearing into the crash in February that explored both the technical circumstances of the crash and problems with safety oversight at Metro and at subway systems across the country.

-- Staff and wire reports

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By Michael Bolden  | July 26, 2010; 11:47 AM ET
Categories:  Metro, NTSB, Transit, Transportation Politics  
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Why did the trains crash last summer on the Red Line?

Looking forward to it; the lawyers have kept everyone quiet until now. On a side note, I hope that this will be the first step to WMATA undoing some of its "fixes" of dubious value; manual controls and bellying the 1000-series railcars.

Posted by: AIRS91 | July 26, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Why did the trains crash last summer on the Red Line?

Because they tried to be in the same place at the same time. Stop asking stupid questions, unless you believe in Slavery.

Posted by: jiji1 | July 26, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

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