Washington Metro Crash: We Are Not Alone
In the aftermath of a calamity of the magnitude of the Fort Totten Metro crash it is inevitable that we focus our attention on why it happened and how to avoid future such incidents. Nonetheless, on July 18th, 2009 the San Francisco Metropolitan Transit Agency had a similar collision between two light-rail trains. More than forty people were injured and the National Transportation Safety Board is performing a detailed examination of how that came to pass.
The performance of the San Francisco transit systems have come in for acclaim for anticipating the problems which investigators believe caused the Fort Totten crash. This demonstrates that they too are not immune to dangerous problems.