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D.C. Metro: Update, Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets and the Subcommittee on Government Operations of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, July 21, 2015   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the July 21, 2015 hearing entitled "D.C. Metro: Update," held before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets and the Subcommittee on Government Operations of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the opening statement of subcommittee chairman John L. Mica: "So, earlier this year, our committee held a hearing on the L'Enfant Plaza smoke incident that ended, unfortunately and most tragically, with the death of a passenger and more than 80 others injured. Alarmingly, just last week, Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx held an urgent meeting with the region's top elected officials to discuss urgent safety issues that deal with our rail line. Secretary Foxx had said, in calling the meeting, 'Put simply, WMATA [Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority] has not provided the level of safety that its riders and employees need and deserve.' That is not what I said; that is what he said. So we meet here today not only to receive an update on the NTSB [National Transportation Safety Board] investigation into the incident but also to review what Metro has done to address some of the safety concerns raised by numerous Federal transportation agencies and some of the other pending issues that we have also been made aware of." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Bella Dinh-Zarr, Jack Requa, Dennis Anosike, and Helen Lew.

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Serial No. 114-49
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2016
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Public Domain
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