Rising costs and flat revenue mean the transit agency might impose a price hike on rail and bus riders.
But D.C. fire said it had told Metro days before that fatal incident that radios weren’t working at station.
Members of Congress say they still have many questions about being briefed by NTSB investigators.
Days after a fatal accident in a subway tunnel, the transit agency’s finance committee is about to be presented with revenue-boosting options -- including a price hike for commuters.
Experts say Monday’s fatal incident wasn’t as bad as a crash in 2009, but in some ways, it’s more troubling.
A Metro spokesman said the problem occurred several feet into a tunnel on Orange and Silver lines tracks.
The first plaintiff from Monday’s L’Enfant Plaza tragedy describes the scene in the Yellow Line train.
Officials have yet to explain clearly why firefighters waited at the L’Enfant Plaza station as a train carrying scores of passengers filled with smoke, leading to one woman’s death.
At least 2 people riding the Metro railcars near L’Enfant Plaza remain critical. NTSB said an electrical problem was to blame.
Two other passengers were in critical condition and dozens were taken to hospitals after the incident near L’Enfant Plaza.