- To examine Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) progress in bringing the rail system to a state of good repair through the SafeTrack program.
- To examine maintenance and safety related issues that have occurred since the program’s inception.
- In May 2016, WMATA announced the SafeTrack program would condense three years of maintenance into a single year.
- SafeTrack involves 15 safety surges, where reducing service and shutting down stations on long stretches of rail provide increased windows for maintenance.
- A Federal Transit Administration review found 130 defects during the first three safety surges.
- These subcommittees held a hearing on Metrorail service in April 2016.
Witnesses and testimonies
|Mr. Paul Wiedefeld||General Manager||Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority||Document|
|The Honorable Christopher A. Hart||Chairman||National Transportation Safety Board||Document|
|Mr. Mathew Welbes||Executive Director||Federal Transit Administration||Document|
|Mr. Jack Evans||Chairman of the Board||Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority||Document|
|Mr. Raymond Jackson||Second Vice President||Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 689||Document|