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NTSB To Hold Investigative Hearing on WMATA Smoke and Electrical Arcing Accident
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 NTSB To Hold Investigative Hearing on WMATA Smoke and Electrical Arcing Accident

​WASHINGTON - 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.

For the latest, follow the investigation on Twitter at @NTSB, or on our website at ntsb.gov. Sign up for news releases at http://www.ntsb.gov/registration/registration.aspx.

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Contact: NTSB Media Relations
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
Terry Williams
(202) 314-6100
Terry.williams@ntsb.gov

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