Delaney: “Stepping Onto a Train Car Shouldn’t Require a Leap of Faith”
Officials from the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) briefed members of the Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia congressional delegations today at the Capitol.
Congressman John Delaney attended the briefing, which included an update on NTSB’s investigation and information from WMATA about emergency protocols and evacuation procedures.
“Stepping onto a train car shouldn’t require a leap of faith about your safety. What happened on the Yellow Line earlier this month was completely unacceptable and we cannot lose sight of that,” said Congressman Delaney. “From that starting point, we need to work backwards to make sure that this doesn’t happen again, isolating what went wrong and how we fix it. From track safety, to tunnel evacuation to crisis response times, passenger and worker safety is at issue. I appreciate the NTSB and WMATA officials providing members of the regional delegation a briefing. As the investigation continues, my constituents deserve the highest degree of transparency and a clear agenda from Metro for how operations will improve.”