Last month, a D.C. bus accident between a school bus and a Metro bus sent 43 children and three adults to a hospital. Just a few weeks later, a bus accident in Baltimore, Maryland that also involved a transit bus and a...Read More
Is WMATA Failing to Train Its Bus drivers?
A Metrobus ended up on top of a brick wall earlier this month after a bus accident. According to a police report, a vehicle struck the “accordion” part of the bus, which caused the bus driver to panic and jump the curb, hit a tree and land on top of the brick wall....Read More
Will Ending D.C. Metro’s Late-Night Service Increase the Number of Drunk Driving Accidents?
Since 2007, Metro has stayed open until 3:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as midnight on Sundays. This helped service workers, late-night business professionals and would-be drunk drivers find a safe ride home in the late hours. However, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager wants to close Metro at midnight on...Read More
Why Did This Virginia Metrorail Train Derail, Injuring One Passenger?
Officials shut down the East Falls Church Station in Northern Virginia to conduct an investigation after a Metrorail train derailed on the tracks serving the Silver and Orange lines. One passenger was sent to the hospital out of the 60 passengers on board. While officials from Metro, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the National...Read More
How Did This Metro Train Cause a “Near Miss” Collision?
Earlier this month, D.C. Metro and passengers had to explain yet another incident to the media. A train on the Red Line ran a red light. While this is certainly not the first time that has happened, it is the first time an incident resulted...Read More
Is the D.C. Metro Failing to Train Bus Drivers?
Earlier this month, there was a lot of confusion over transportation routes due to repairs on the Metrorail, which caused many rush hour commuters delays and frustration. Many commuters who sought alternative transportation methods are now taking the D.C. Metrobus. However, this alternative is proving...Read More
Metro is On Fire… And Not in a Good Way
Where there’s smoke, there’s a Metro fire. In Metro’s case, this can mean delays, shut downs, injuries and death. Just last year, a smoke incident injured 91 passengers and killed one after a train stopped in the middle of a smoke-filled tunnel. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded its investigation on the incident...Read More
Safety Inspectors Find Track Defects Metro Overlooked—Again!
“DC Metro is reliable, punctual and safe,” said no one over the course of this last year. Incidents, such as the smoke accident that caused a passenger death, fires, electrical problems, derailments from track defects and the explosion earlier this month have caused much concern for the safety of Metro’s passengers. Recently, the...Read More
Are Metro Buses in Washington, DC Safe?
We live in an area where automated traffic cameras catch each one of the lawbreaking drivers in the DC area. They automatically issue hundreds of thousands of tickets each year to drivers, which in turn gives millions of dollars to the city, despite the protests from local...Read More
What Caused This D.C. Metrobus Accident That Injured 11 People?
Last month, a Metrobus accident in the Northeast D.C. area injured 11 passengers, one of whom was a 7-year-old boy who was thrown head first into a pole upon impact. The boy sustained a traumatic brain injury, while the rest of the passengers sustained...Read More