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  • Congressional leaders: DC’s subway needs improvement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders said Friday that an electrical malfunction that filled a Metro tunnel with smoke last month, killing one person and injuring dozens, should be a wakeup call for the D.C.-area transportation…

  • NTSB: Metro fan use sent smoke toward train

    WASHINGTON – Federal investigators say Metro did not use its underground ventilation fans properly and pushed smoke toward a stopped train near the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station in January. In documents released Wednesday, the National…

  • NTSB plans June hearings on deadly Metro smoke

    WASHINGTON – Federal investigators plan to hold two days of hearings in June into last month’s fatal smoke incident at a busy downtown Metro station. The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday that the hearings…

  • Federal DC team heading to NY for fatal train collision

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal investigative team headed from Washington to New York to investigate a commuter train crash that killed six people. The National Transportation Safety Board team left Reagan National Airport near Washington…

  • Former NTSB chair: Conflicting statements could aid deadly Metro smoke investigation

    WASHINGTON – The woman who led the investigation into the deadly 2009 Red Line crash says conflicting information about what went wrong this month in a smoke-filled Metro tunnel could actually help lead federal investigators closer…

  • 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…

  • NTSB hits ground running to probe fatal Metro smoke incident

    WASHINGTON – The six-car, Virginia-bound Metro train  overcome by smoke near L’Enfant Plaza was being examined Tuesday by federal investigators as they enter the first stages of their inquiry into the mishap that killed one person and injured dozens…

  • NTSB: Birds, engine likely not factors in fatal plane crash

    Federal transportation investigators say a plane that crashed less than a mile from the Montgomery County Airpark pitched and rolled steeply and a alarm fired warning that the plane could stall not long before the fiery crash that killed six people.

  • Feds probe plane-helicopter crash in Maryland

    Authorities recovered a wealth of data that should help them determine why a plane and a helicopter collided in the air near Frederick municipal airport, a federal investigator said Friday.

  • NTSB chair impressed with Metro’s safety progress

    The chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board says she\’s impressed with the progress that Metro has made regarding safety since the Red Line crash took nine lives.

  • NTSB investigators visit site of Bay Bridge crash

    wo National Transportation Safety Board officials spent several hours with Maryland officials Thursday and drove over the Bay Bridge to see the spot where last week a car plunged into the waters below.

  • AAA calls for probe after Bay Bridge crash

    The auto club is asking the National Transportation Safety Board to step in and inspect the Bay Bridge\’s barrier railing system.