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Metro is Getting Safer: A Message from Metro Interim General Manager Jack Requa

"Since the January 12th incident at L'Enfant Plaza, we have started installing new signage on all railcars to help first responders identify emergency doors and get inside to passengers as quickly as possible. Metro train operators can now operate the air intake systems on their railcars without waiting for direction, and employees at our Rail Operations Control Center have received new instructions on emergency procedures."


Emergency icon Emergency Preparedness

Practical how-to guides instructing Metro customers and area residents in emergency preparedness. Learn more ›


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Metrobus icon Metrobus & Metrorail - What Every Rider Needs To Know

Essential safety and security tips and features for rail, bus, platforms, stations and more. Learn more ›

FAQ icon Frequently Asked Questions

Metro has identified the most common rider safety and security questions.
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bullet WMATA Safety Accomplishments

Transit Police icon Metro Transit Police

Metro Transit Police provides protection for Metro patrons, personnel, transit facilities and revenue. Learn more ›

bullet Metrorail Police Blotter PDF icon
bullet MTPD's Five-Year Crime Report PDF icon
bullet MTPD's Year-to-Date Crime and Enforcement Report PDF icon
bullet Service Area Police Departments


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