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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 06/21/2010

Va., Md. senators push Metro reforms

By Washington Post editors

Maryland's two senators and Virginia Sen. Jim Webb are marking the one-year anniversary of a deadly Metrorail crash by calling for passage of a bill establishing national safety standards for transit systems.

Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin are joining Webb at a news conference Monday to call on their colleagues to pass the legislation and affirm their commitment to reforming Metro.

The Senate Banking Committee is expected to mark up its legislation on transit system safety standards next week.

Nine people were killed and 80 injured when a train slammed into another train stopped on the tracks.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | June 21, 2010; 11:40 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
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