Metro board to meet with NTSB on fatal crash probe

Family members and the community gather to remember the nine people who perished last year near the Fort Totten Metro.
Monday, August 9, 2010; 10:10 AM

Metro's board of directors is meeting with members of the National Transportation Safety Board to discuss last year's fatal red line crash.

The two groups plan to meet Monday afternoon to discuss the NTSB's findings and recommendations after the investigation of the June 2009 train crash that killed nine people and injured dozens.

The NTSB found that a faulty electronic circuit caused the crash, but they also said Metro's poor safety culture and ineffective safety oversight by Metro's board and the Tri-State Oversight Committee were contributing factors.

Metro board Chairman Peter Benjamin says he wants to hear which of the NTSB's recommendations need direct attention from his board.

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