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Transportation Secretary: Federal agency now oversees Metro

The United States Secretary of Transportation on Friday transferred Metro’s safety oversight to the Federal Transit Administration following several safety lapses including the deadly smoke incident at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station in January.

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