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Investigative Hearing : WMATA Smoke and Electrical Arcing Accident in Washington, DC
NTSB’s Board Room and Conference Center in Washington, DC
6/23/2015 9:00 AM

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold an investigative hearing to discuss the ongoing investigation into the January 12 smoke and electrical arcing accident that occurred in a tunnel near the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station in Washington, D.C.

The hearing, which will be held June 23-24, 2015, at the NTSB’s Board Room and Conference Center in Washington, DC, will focus on the following:
  • Conditions leading to the arcing
  • Emergency response efforts
  • WMATA’s efforts to improve its overall safety and safety culture (since the Fort Totten accident in June 2009)
  • The state of WMATA’s infrastructure
  • The Federal Transit Administration’s rulemaking on public transportation safety
  • The Tri-State Oversight Committee’s oversight responsibilities
Parties participating in the investigative hearing will be announced at a later time. Further investigative updates and investigative hearing information will be issued as events warrant.
 
A live webcast will be available via http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org/
 
The accident docket is also available.
 
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