May 3, 2016 | Staff Writer

Senator Mikulski on NTSB Report: “Metro Has Failed to Address Serious Gaps in Safety Procedures and Equipment”

Senator Barbara Mikulski has released a statement about the recently released National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Yellow Line smoke incident that caused the death of one passenger, critical injuries to two passengers and the hospitalization of 84 others. “The report approved by the NTSB today confirms […]

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December 8, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 8, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Dec. 8, in Montgomery County: 1. MCPS Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers is set to unveil his recommended operating budget today. The Montgomery County Board of Education is also scheduled to elect officers and vote on the school calendar for next year. Follow @MyMCMedia on Twitter for updates. 2. […]

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November 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Dozens Attend Community Meeting About Operations at Montgomery County Airpark (VIDEO)

Dozens of Montgomery County residents and two County Councilmembers attended a community meeting about operations at the Montgomery County Airpark this month. The meeting was held on Nov. 4th at the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission Training Room. County Cable Montgomery’s (CCM) Susan Kenedy reports. The NTSB’s final report on the Dec. 8, […]

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September 30, 2015 | Staff Writer

NTSB Makes Urgent Call for Direct Federal Safety Oversight of WMATA

The National Transportation Safety Board today issued two urgent safety recommendations calling for direct federal safety oversight of Washington’s Metrorail system by the Federal Railroad Administration. In its ongoing investigation into the January 12th, smoke and electrical arcing accident in a tunnel near the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station in Washington, D.C., the NTSB examined the […]

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May 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Amtrak Train Derails North of Philadelphia

An Amtrak train on its way from Washington, D.C. to New York derailed north of Philadelphia last night. Amtrak officials have released the following statement: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of life from Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 that derailed north of Philadelphia Tuesday evening. We ask the news media to be respectful […]

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February 11, 2015 | Staff Writer

NTSB Urges Immediate Action on Emergency Response to Smoke in Tunnels

The National Transportation Safety Board today issued urgent recommendations to the Federal Transit Administration, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the American Public Transportation Association calling for improved ventilation procedures during smoke and fire events in tunnels. The NTSB is recommending a nationwide audit of transit agencies by the FTA to assess the state […]

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February 11, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Mikulski “Shocked at the Findings of the NTSB’s Investigation”

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski today issued the following statement after the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued safety recommendations for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) system following the Yellow Line smoke incident on January 12 that caused the death of one passenger, critical injuries to two passengers and the hospitalization of 84 […]

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February 8, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Silver Spring Man Injured in Plane Crash in Anne Arundel County

An 82-year-old Silver Spring man was a passenger on a small plane that crashed in Anne Arundel County on Sunday afternoon, according to Maryland State Police. The two people on the plane are identified by Maryland State Police as Jeffry P. Barnett, 57, of Glen Burnie, who was piloting the plane, and Thomas L. Cline, […]

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January 30, 2015 | Krista Brick

Community Wants More Restrictions at Montgomery County Airpark (VIDEO)

The Maryland Aviation Administration inspected the Montgomery County Airpark Wednesday morning and the results of that inspection are due in a few days. Keith Miller, executive director of the Montgomery County Revenue Authority, told members of the Airpark Liaison Committee Wednesday night, that the inspection was requested by the authority in the wake of the […]

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January 28, 2015 | Krista Brick

Montgomery County Airpark Liaison Committee to Discuss Plane Crash

A meeting of the Montgomery County Airpark Liaison Committee is set for Jan. 28 to talk about the tragic December 8th plane crash that killed six people.  But Montgomery County Revenue Authority Executive Director Keith Miller said he doesn’t believe there will be any changes to Airpark operations until the Authority gets a final accident […]

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