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Federal Drive interviews -- July 24

Jon Adler of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association talks tattoos. Attorney John Mahoney discusses Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act. Steve Antonakes of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau talks about a new bureau initiative. Tom Fox provides insight on a new Partnership for Public Service report. Meet Service to America nominee James Cash, chief technical advisor for the National Transportation Safety Board's Office of Research and Engineering.

Tags: Consumer Finance Protection Bureau , Jon Adler , Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association , Capitol Police , Tom Fox , Partnership for Public Service , Steve Antonakes , James Cash , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 08:22am EDT

Miscommunication a factor in deadly Metro accident, documents say

Miscommunication. That's the troubling central theme in two recent Metro accidents -- including one that left two maintenance workers dead.

Tags: Jeff Garrard , Sung Duk Oh , Red Line , Farragut North , Rockville , Twinbrook , Metro , derailment , Adam Tuss

Monday - 04/11/2011, 04:25pm EDT

Properly maintained planes not a cause for concern

Mark Rosenker, CBS transportation safety analyst and former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board

Tags: Mark Rosenker , CBS , Southwest Airlines , 737 , air safety

Sunday - 04/03/2011, 11:03pm EDT

Controller staffing under review after Reagan incident

Federal safety officials are investigating a report that two planes landed at Reagan National Airport without control tower clearance because the air traffic controller was asleep.

Tags: Reagan National Airport , Peter Knudson , air traffic controller

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 07:57pm EDT

Metro gets millions for safety-related upgrades

The federal government announced Thursday the regional transit system will get millions of dollars to replace the 30-year-old rail cars that may have contributed to last year's deadly crash.

Tags: Metro , Red Line crash , U.S. Department of Transportation , Fort Totten

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 05:40pm EST

NTSB: Va., other states should step up seat belt laws

The National Transportation Safety Board is taking aim at states like Virginia.

Tags: Deborah Hersman , NTSB , seat belt , seat belt laws , Gary Emerling , Adam Tuss

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 05:27pm EST

Other operator in Red Line crash had suspensions

A Metro train operator who survived last summer's deadly Red Line Metro crash had a history of suspensions.

Tags: Metro , Red Line crash , Brian Brooks , Washington Examiner

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 08:48am EDT

Five Metro stations to close over Labor Day

The Glenmont, Wheaton, Forest Glen, Silver Spring and Takoma stations will be closed Friday, September 3 at 10 p.m. until Tuesday, September 7 at 5 a.m.

Tags: Metro , track work , Labor Day , Metrobus , Ride On , Sprawl & Crawl , Adam Tuss

Thursday - 08/19/2010, 03:24pm EDT

Metro oversight committee slams agency over near-miss

The panel that oversees Metro's safety has sent a sternly-written letter to the Richard Sarles, the transit agency's interim General Manager, expressing its concern over a near-miss this week on the Red line.

Tags: Metro , Tri-State Oversight Committee , Gabe Klein , Sean T. Connaughton , Beverly Swaim-Staley , Richard Sarles

Saturday - 05/08/2010, 11:18am EDT

Metro's oldest rail cars will be rolling out of service

At a board meeting on Thursday, Metro officials will present a plan that will set in motion the procurement of hundreds of new, next generation rail cars, known as 7000 series rail cars.

Tags: Metro , Red Line crash , Red Line , Silver Line , Steven Taubenkibel , 1000 Series cars , 7000 Series cars ,

Monday - 03/22/2010, 03:49pm EDT
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