The DC Metro's Safety Issues Could Literally Stop Traffic For Months
Federal authorities have threatened to shut down the Washington, D.C., Metro — the second-busiest subway system in the country — over safety concerns.By Melissa Prax | May 11, 2016
A series of safety issues could halt Washington D.C.'s Metro service — the second-busiest subway system in the country.
Federal Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday, "The culture of safety is not where we want to see it."
Foxx told reporters he wouldn't hesitate to shut down the Metro if the transit agency doesn't take safety precautions, a move prompted by an insulator explosion last week that was caught on video.