At Clark and Steinhorn, we are always encouraged when answers to our previously expressed concerns about funding for safety manifest themselves. For our avid readers you may recall a recent blog wherein we discussed Metro's contemplated repairs to track circuits in order to avoid replicating last year's deadly Fort Totten crash. http://www.maryland-law.com/blog/metro-proposes-to-fix-track-circuits-reduce-crash-risk.cfm

The problem is/was, how would Metro pay for the circuit replacements ? The answer in today's Washington Post at :
 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/02/AR2010120205674.html?hpid=newswell

So a Metro panel is recommending that the full Metro board approve not only $10 million for track circuit replacement but also another $15.7 million for bringing about other safety measures suggested by the N.T.S.B. in the aftermath of the Fort Totten crash. http://www.maryland-law.com/blog/metro-crash-safety-repairs-price-tag-one-billion.cfm

 
Good for Metro!
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