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Mayor Vincent Gray and other officials will join relatives of the victims at Sunday's groundbreaking.
It was four years ago last week that two Metrorail trains slammed into each other on the Red Line. Now the District and the National Park Service are proposing a memorial to honor the victims and celebrate the heroism of the first responders.
Metro says it has paid $1.6 million to settle 84 claims stemming from the 2009 crash on its red line.
Metro watchdog groups say the transit system is safer than it was three years ago when nine people were killed in a crash, but there's room for improvement.
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