Metro has been on the receiving end of much scrutiny and criticism ever since the fatal June 2009 Fort Totten Metro crash. The public has been much more inclined to report instances of Metro operators texting while driving, falling asleep on the job and a host of other potentially dangerous actions.

Thus, when Metro does something sensible we feel duty-bound to report it and commend it.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Agency (WMATA) has implemented limitations of the number of hours "safety-critical" employees can work daily. This action by Metro came in response to criticism by the Tri-State Oversight Committee that workers were being permitted to work days as long as 16 hours, contributing to fatigue-related mistakes. http://www.maryland-law.com/blog/tristate-oversight-committee-metro-employees-overworkedfatigued.cfm


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