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Van Hollen testifies on Rail System

December 3rd, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Friday Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen submitted testimony at a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing on Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) progress in bringing the rail system to a state of good repair through the SafeTrack program. Congressman Van Hollen said in prepared testimony. “Just yesterday, the National Transportation Safety Board released its report on the July 29th derailment of an in-service passenger train that indicated that track inspectors and supervisors knew about the problem on the rails and failed to fix it. That is absolutely unacceptable, and there must be consequences for such dangerous failure.”

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