14 Oct '15, 5pm

#Cars FTA to assume oversight of WMATA's rail system: In a letter from Secretary of Tra...

#Cars FTA to assume oversight of WMATA's rail system: In a letter from Secretary of Tra...

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx directed the Federal Transit Administration to assume immediate oversight of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Metrorail’s operations, reported the Alexandria News . Foxx sent a letter to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chair Christopher Hart, in response to the NTSB’s Urgent Safety Recommendation that the Federal Railroad Administration assume oversight of WMATA’s transit rail operations from the Tri-State Oversight Committee, which is currently responsible for safety oversight of Metrorail, but lacks sufficient resources, technical capacity and enforcement authority to provide the level of oversight that is needed. In his letter, Foxx said: “Through the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act legislation, Congress provided the FTA with greatly enhanced, independent safet...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/rail/news/410550/fta-to-ass...

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