For immediate release: October 14, 2021

Statement from Metro Board Chairman Paul C. Smedberg regarding Blue Line derailment

Metro’s Board of Directors is closely monitoring this week’s investigation of the Blue Line derailment. We are respecting the NTSB investigation process and understand our riders, stakeholders and the public want answers that will come from a full and thorough examination of the incident. We appreciate your patience through this process and await the NTSB’s determination on the cause and any early action items that will inform the Board in our oversight role of Metro.

Paul C. Smedberg
Chairman, Metro Board of Directors