Metro System to Provide Financial Assistance
Metro's Board of Directors voted today to provide immediate hardship financial assistance to the survivors and families of those whose loved ones died yesterday in the crash of two Red Line trains between the Fort Totten and Takoma Metrorail stations.
The Board authorized Metro General Manager John B. Catoe Jr. to establish an emergency hardship relief fund of $250,000 from a reserve fund to provide financial relief for victims of the crash to assist them with their medical, funeral and other immediate expenses.
As of Tuesday afternoon, nine people were confirmed to have died in the accident.
-- Lena H. Sun
Washington Post staff
June 23, 2009; 5:20 PM ET
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