Will this help make Metro safer you ask? Probably not. The F.T.A. audit blasted metro suggesting that safety was marginalized noting the deaths of eight Metro employees on the job since 2005. http://www.maryland-law.com/library/metro-crash-safety-will-catoes-departure-portend-a-new-era.cfm
Metro allegedly has a backlog of more than 80 earlier corrective-action plans which remain to be implemented.
The F.T.A. focused on understaffing, bad communication, insufficient expertise and an inability on the part of Metro to foresee problems stemming from identifiable dangerous conditions.
Somehow it is hard to imagine that hiring six more safety officers and enabling anonymous reporting of potentially hazardous conditions will correct years of neglect, underfunding and incompetence.