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Hearing to examine Metro safety lapses

Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski and other members of the National Capital Region Delegation will receive a briefing today from the Federal Transit Administration, which conducted a safety audit of Metro and the Tri-State Oversight Committee, the body charged with monitoring safety at the agency. FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff will present the audit, which is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Capitol Hill.

Mikulski has accused the transit agency of paying "lip service" to lapses in safety oversight and accountability. Metro has drawn increased scrutiny from the federal government over the past several months as its safety record has deteriorated in the months following the Red Line crash, which killed nine. Four workers have been killed in accidents on the tracks since then, and a subcontractor died after being electrocuted in a bus garage.

The Post's Lena H. Sun will cover this afternoon's briefing, and we'll provide updates as they become available.

By Michael Bolden  |  March 4, 2010; 10:15 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Safety  | Tags: metro, metro safety  
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