- Associated Press - Saturday, October 22, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials say two safety inspectors had to leap out of the way of a Metro train when it exceeded temporary speed restrictions in an area where they were working.

The Federal Transit Administration said the incident happened Thursday morning near Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The FTA says the train failed to stop or slow down and two FTA inspectors assessing track conditions jumped out of the way.

Metro spokesman Richard L. Jordan says there were two Metro train operators aboard the train and that they have both been removed pending the results of an investigation. Metro and the FTA are investigating.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide