Washington, DC – Metro hires investigators to look into why drivers keep running red lights, other incidents


Metro has seen drivers running red lights and crossing the tracks even while a train is approaching, resulting in numerous red signal violations this month. But even after years of trying to solve the problem, Metro leaders haven’t found any solutions. “Any red light signal overrun is of serious concern, so I’m concerned about these events,” Chief Safety Officer Patrick Lavin said. “These are one of my highest priorities to address.” Metro has now had ten red signal violations this year, and the Federal Transit Administration is investigating the issue. Lavin said, for now, Metro is training operators to familiarize them with where signals are along their route and to improve communications systems. “I want the riding public to know that WMATA treats these events extremely seriously,” Lavin said. He said Metro has put six employees in charge of investigating the incidents.


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