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  • Latest report on deadly smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza rebuts WMATA findings

    WASHINGTON — A new report has been released  by D.C’s. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency on the deadly smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza Metro station on Jan. 12, 2015 . It is the latest salvo…

  • Sen. Mark Warner calls for Metro communication upgrade

    WASHINGTON —  U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, wants the radio communication problems brought to light by the Jan. 12 deadly Metro smoke incident to be addressed before another costly mistake happens. “If those radios worked,…

  • DC subway: Fire changes led to difficulty using radios

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Firefighters had difficulty using their radios during an emergency on the Washington subway system because fire officials had made changes to their radio system without alerting their partners who oversee the subway,…

  • Metro to make changes after deadly smoke incident

    WASHINGTON — Metro is making changes after that deadly smoke event on the Yellow Line last week. Metro Deputy General Manager Rob Troup on Thursday ordered a list of 10 actions aimed at improving safety.…

  • 2 shot on Metrobus in Northwest D.C.; police seek suspects

    WASHINGTON — Two people are recovering after a man shot them aboard a Metrobus in D.C. Monday night and police are searching for the suspected shooter and another “person of interest.” About 40 people were on the…

  • Norton troubled by response to Metro smoke incident

    WASHINGTON — Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., says she was very disturbed by the evacuation response during a smoke incident in the tunnel at Le’Enfant Plaza last week. Metro needs to “be able to get…

  • What to do during Metro emergencies

    WASHINGTON — According to first responders, the best place to be in a Metro emergency is on the train. “Follow the direction of the train operator,” Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer says. “Sheltering…

  • Metro apologizes to riders in new advertisement

    WASHINGTON — Metro’s leaders will issue an apology Sunday for last Monday’s deadly smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza. In the letter to riders obtained by WTOP, Metro Board Chairman Tom Downs and Interim General Manager…

  • NTSB releases initial findings in fatal Metro smoke incident

    WASHINGTON – Federal investigators say that power was not cut to the energized third rail for 45 minutes as an electrical problem released heavy smoke into a Metro train and station Monday sickening dozens and…

  • Smoke seen near Orange Line Metro train deemed brake problem

    WASHINGTON — A brake problem caused smoke to be seen near an Orange Line Metro train Friday morning — just a few days after an Yellow Line train filled with smoke, causing one death and…

  • Lawsuit to be filed over L’Enfant Plaza train incident

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington attorney says two people have retained her firm to represent them in the Metro incident at L’Enfant Plaza and that they’ll be filing a lawsuit against the transit agency. Washington…

  • Report: Smoke killed Metro rider

    WASHINGTON – Operating his poultry business at Eastern Market, Melvin Inman does his best to keep a smile on his face. Every few minutes, someone approaches him to express condolence. One woman hugs him and begins…

  • Timeline shows long wait for help on smoke-filled Metro train

    WASHINGTON — Passengers on a smoke-filled subway train in the nation’s capital were still asking when help would arrive 27 minutes after the smoke was first reported, District of Columbia officials said Thursday. One woman…

  • Fire department source: Radios failed in Metro tunnels

    WASHINGTON — When D.C. firefighters responded to Metro’s smoky tunnel near the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station Monday they may have been hampered by faulty communications. One person was killed and scores of others were hurt…

  • Metro’s guide to emergency preparedness

    WASHINGTON – This week’s fatal smoke event on Metro’s Yellow Line raised numbers of questions from passengers about how best to respond during an emergency. Some 200 people had to be evacuated from a Yellow…