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Metro takes actions to improve customer safety
Safety Actions Tracker

In response to FTA safety directives and NTSB recommendations, Metro has developed a series of corrective action plans (CAPs) and the associated actionable items being taken to address operational safety for customers and employees. To communicate the status of the safety actions being undertaken, Metro has assembled a consolidated Safety Actions Tracker. This document provides a single point of reference to track Metro's progress through all safety actions taken in response to regulatory findings.


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 ›

Shovel icon Safety Progress

Metro has made significant strides in upgrading and rehabilitating its system infrastructure in the past five years.

bullet 50+ miles of running rail have been renewed for a smoother, safer ride
bullet 68,903 crossties have been replaced for a safer ride
bullet 102,996 direct-fixation fasteners have been replaced for a safer ride
bullet 32,040 third rail insulators have been replaced for improved safety and reliability
bullet 10,921 station/tunnel leaks have been mitigated to reduce water infiltration
bullet 3,824 open rail joints have been welded for a smoother, safer ride
bullet 161 switches (turnouts) have been rehabilitated for more reliability
bullet 7,535 roadway (track) signs have been replaced for the safety of our employees
bullet 115 escalators have been rehabilitated to reduce outages
bullet 42 elevators have been rehabilitated to reduce outages and improve accessibility
bullet 27 escalators have been replaced with new units to significantly improve safety and reliability

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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