Metro has now finished adding protective seals to cable connector assemblies across the rail system that were blamed for the deadly 2015 smoke incident near L’Enfant Plaza.
As a rider himself, Metro Board Chairman Jack Evans said Thursday he too would be concerned about Metro’s court filings this week claiming the transit agency has no legal responsibility to assist riders in the event of smoke or fire. Carol Glover died in a smoke-filled Yellow Line train two years.
A Metro worker blamed for falsifying records about the tunnel fans that failed during last year’s deadly smoke incident near L’Enfant Plaza has been granted his job back by an arbitration panel — and Metro’s largest union has just filed a lawsuit against Metro because the worker hasn’t been reinstated yet.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has threatened a shutdown, and the relationship between the FTA and Metro appears strained.
Jack Evans wants a dedicated funding source for Metro to help balance the budget and fund capital investments.
The sons of Carol Glover, who died in the incident a year ago Tuesday, are suing Metro for $50 million.
One year after a deadly smoke incident on Metro’s Yellow Line, a man who was on the train shares his account.
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