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Stop signs at a rail crossing where a train and trash truck crashed in a Baltimore suburb were faded and one was hung upside down and facing away from the road, according to a preliminary report on last month's derailment and explosion.
Metro General Manager Richard Sarles told his board of directors Thursday that the transit agency has taken a significant step toward restoring confidence, and complete safety on the rails.
There are new calls for a complete ban on the use of all handheld electronic devices while driving.
The National Transportation Safety Board says CSX Corp. is estimating the damage from a fatal train derailment near Baltimore at $2.2 million.
Canadian officials are continuing the investigation into what led two small, private planes to collide in mid-air on Memorial Day in Fauquier County.
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.
A growing number of companies are putting full cellphone bans in place for employees behind the wheel, according to the National Safety Council.
Metro says it has completed installation of a key rail safety enhancement recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board.