The June 22nd, 2009 Fort Totten Metro crash has confounded both Metro and governmental investigators. Despite this, a new crash avoiding software system will be tested next week. The precise cause of the crash has proven elusive, but a track circuit failure seems to be the culprit.

Metro had been laboring under the illusion that it had a "failsafe" system that would prohibit crashes but this notion was shattered in June.

The National Transportation Safety Board has made it abundantly clear that existing Metro crash avoidance systems are inadequate. The new proposed system should provide real time information about track circuit anomalies and will alert the Metro operations center.

The cost of this "improvement" is as yet unknown.
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