Reports of a near-miss Metro train crash on the red line near Wheaton were at first diminished in significance by Metro spokespeople. A train operator was obliged to use the emergency brake to stop their train when approaching another train leaving Wheaton station.

The Tri-State Oversight Committee in charge of Metro was not notified for 27 hours after the incident. This delay was regarded as extraordinary and the National Transportation Safety Board is weighing in.

This is not good. Metro's credibility is minimal and denial only feeds mistrust in the community. Metro has to find a way to make safety its number one priority. It isn't just money, it's also refocusing on safety without trying to hide past mistakes and present flaws.
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