We speak to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) as he prepares to leave office after four years at the helm.
After shutting down the region’s rail system last Wednesday to identify problem spots and repair electric cables, WMATA’s General Manager declared, “This is what safety culture looks like.” But after a fire at McPherson Square last week, the fatal smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza last January, a crash at Fort Totten in 2009 and a number of other incidents, riders could be forgiven for not knowing or remembering what safety culture looks like. Kojo examines 40 years of Metro history and how the transit system’s bright beginnings shed light on its current troubles.
- Luke Mullins Senior writer, Washingtonian
- Martin Di Caro Transportation Reporter, WAMU
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