Management Responses WMSC Safety AuditsThe Washington Metrorail Safety Commission (WMSC) conducts three-year audit cycles that separately evaluates each Metrorail functional area in accordance with 49 CFR § 674.31 and the WMSC Compact.  Once an audit is complete, the WMSC supplies a draft audit report to WMATA which articulates a summary of the audit findings and recommendations.  WMATA has a period of 30 days to review the report and comment on the technical accuracy of the report.  Subsequently, the WMSC issues final audit reports that may be reviewed at Audits - Washington Metrorail Safety Commission (

Each submission of WMATA's audit review comments listed below provides specific language for consideration in furthering the understanding of how to collectively improve WMATA safety functions.  WMATA continues to be committed to transparency for improving rider safety.

Management Responses