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The Tri-state Oversight Committee is a partnership between state-level agencies in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia to jointly oversee safety and security at the Washington, DC Metrorail system.

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July 24, 2014

The TOC delivered a quarterly presentation to the WMATA Board of Directors Safety and Security Committee today. The report highlighted the TOC’s recent activities:

  • The TOC is completing its verification of WMATA's actions that address results of the TOC's Silver Line Pre-Revenue Service Review.
  • The TOC will conduct a Safety Readiness Review of 7000-series railcars before they enter revenue service.
  • The TOC is beginning to implement a work plan to enhance State Safety Oversight activities as required for all states by new federal legislation.
For more information, the slides from the TOC’s presentation can be viewed here.

June 13, 2014

The Tri-State Oversight Committee (TOC) recently completed its independent Pre-Revenue Service Review (PRSR) of the Silver Line, the forthcoming new extension to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Metrorail system. The TOC performed the PRSR to ensure that the Silver Line will be ready for safe and secure passenger operations. The TOC reviewed the following areas:

  • Safety and Security Certification Verification Process
  • Systems, Equipment, and Maintenance Readiness
  • Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • Stations Readiness
  • Training
TOC will review Rail Operations before the Silver Line opens to the public. The TOC shared the results of its PRSR with WMATA, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The TOC will continue to monitor progress on Silver Line readiness during the pre-revenue phase of the project right up to the Silver Line’s opening date for passenger service, which is currently anticipated to be in Summer 2014. The TOC looks forward to working with its partners at WMATA, MWAA, and FTA to ensure that the Silver Line extension will be ready for safe and secure passenger service.

December 5, 2013

The TOC delivered a quarterly presentation to the WMATA Board of Directors Safety and Security Committee today. The report highlighted the TOC’s recent accomplishments, plans for the future, and topics related to WMATA Metrorail incident investigations.

Among the highlights of the TOC’s recent activities:

  • Ms. Klara Baryshev assumed the role of TOC Chair in September.
  • The TOC is part of the committee reviewing the fatal October 6 Red Line accident investigation
  • The TOC continues to monitor the Silver Line project’s progress toward certification for safety and security readiness. The TOC is now working together with the Federal Transit Administration to plan joint, final reviews of the project to occur prior to the start of revenue service.
  • The TOC's current cycle of independent safety and security audits of the Metrorail system continues to progress; the Federal Transit Administration requires that these reviews occur once within a three-year timeframe. The first review, which concluded in May, examined WMATA’s implementation of its procurement processes. The next audit, which covered several safety program topics, concluded in October. Future safety reviews in spring 2014 will cover Roadway Worker Protection training and compliance
For more information, the slides from the TOC’s presentation can be viewed here.

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