MTA Issues Statement On D.C. Metro Accident

As you know by now, a horrific tragedy occurred on Monday evening in Washingon D.C. 9 people died & 76 where injured when one Metro train struck a stopped train in front of it near the Fort Totten station on the city’s red line. Early Tuesday afternoon, the MTA issued a statement on the deadliest accident in Metro history:

The heartfelt thoughts and prayers of all MTA employees go out to our colleagues in the DC Metro system and to the customers involved in yesterday’s tragic accident. We express our condolences to families touched by this tragedy. We are closely monitoring the investigation currently underway by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and will look to incorporate any safety recommendations that are applicable to our system. The safety of our employees and the riding public is the MTA’s top priority, and we are proud of our safety record.

I would like to take this time to offer my heart felt condolences for the friends & loved ones of those who died or were injured in the accident. Lets hope this is the last time such a tragedy will occur on any system in the world.

xoxo Transit Blogger

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Hello, I am an employee of Septa’s city transit division. I am a signal maintainer. I just found this site and by now aware of what may have caused this tragic accident. I just wanted to add my personal feelings toward the operator of that train and the passengers. I too felt very sad and kept all of them in my prayers and their families also. I thought what the general manager wrote was nice and I know my fellow transit employees felt the same. Thats all I wanted To say , Thankyou Tom Bonacci

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