ADVISORY: Oversight Committee to Examine Safety of D.C. Metro

Published: Feb 11, 2015

On Friday, February 13, 2015, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets and the Subcommittee on Government Operations will hold a joint hearing to examine safety gaps within Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Metrorail system.

The hearing titled, D.C. Metro: Is There a Safety Gap?”, will address safety concerns surrounding WMATA’s  management of the Metrorail system in the wake of a January 12, 2015, incident that resulted in the death of a passenger and the hospitalization of more than 80 riders.




Hearing titled: “D.C. Metro: Is There a Safety Gap?”

Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets, Chairman John Mica(R-FL)

Subcommittee on Government Operations, Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC)



Oversight and Government Reform Hearing Room

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2154


Friday, February 13, 2015


9:00 a.m. EST




Mr. Jonathan Rogers

January 12, 2015 Metrorail passenger

The Honorable Christopher A. Hart

Acting Chairman

National Transportation Safety Board

Mr. Mortimer L. Downey

Board of Directors, Chairman
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Mr. Edward R. Mills
Assistant Fire Chief- Operations

DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department

Ms. Jackie L. Jeter

President & Business Agent

Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 689

The meeting is open to the public and a live video stream will be broadcast here