NTSB Issues Wheelset Safety Alert, Preliminary Report on WMATA Derailment

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor

Following the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Oct. 12 derailment, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a safety alert calling on rail transit agencies and commuter railroads to check their fleets for “wheelsets that do not meet gage specifications”; NTSB also released a preliminary report on the derailment.

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