NTSB Issues Urgent Recommendations Following Metro Yellow Line Incident

The NTSB issued urgent recommendations to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments today as they continue their investigation into the January 12th Metrorail smoke incident.

NTSB Makes Urgent Recommendations Following Deadly L’Enfant Plaza Smoke Incident

The National Transportation Safety Board issued urgent recommendations Wednesday for Metro to improve its ventilation procedures in the wake of the deadly smoke incident in the tunnel at L’Enfant Plaza in January.

Report: Long-Term Federal Funding Needed in Passenger and Transit Rail Projects

The infrastructure of passenger and transit rail hangs in the balance without long-term federal funding, according to a report released Friday by the BlueGreen Alliance and the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC).

Mikulski Calls for Kill Switches on Cell Phones to Protect Consumers’ Data

Sen. Barbara Mikulski supports a bill requiring cell phones to have a kill switch allowing victims of theft to deactivate the devices from a website.

Backers Gird for Purple Line Funding Battle

Prince George’s County, state and local officials called for Purple Line funding Thursday, saying the county is ready to make the rail line a reality once it finds a way to pay the hefty price tag.

Cardin Pushes for Transportation Bill to Gain Metro Funding

Metro’s funding for safety improvements could be in jeopardy without passage of the federal transportation bill stranded in the House of Representatives, said Sen. Ben Cardin Tuesday.