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As someone who rides the Metro Red Line to and from work most days, today’s crash was a chilling reminder of how vulnerable we are and how no matter how safe we act, some things are out of our control. Right now, the investigation into the crash is only just under way. But if you are looking for information about loved ones there are a few phone numbers you should know.

In the District of Columbia, you can dial 311 for information. Outside of DC, you can dial 202-737-4404. Just about every news site is reporting on the incident, including here and here.

Tuesday’s Metro Red Line schedule is already being altered and Metro is asking people to avoid the Red Line.

DC’s Metro system is one of the most advanced and safest in the world, but today’s accident highlights the need to always keep a safety plan just in case tragedy strikes. Text messaging is a short and efficient way to communicate in an emergency. Consider texting someone you know watches their cell phone regularly so that a message isn’t missed. Or, use tools like Twitter to get the message out to a wider audience.

Finally, when riding Metro, always be sure to maintain a secure grasp on a handrail if you can’t find a seat.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims of today’s crash.

One Comment

  1. Gravatar for jean-marc baggio
    jean-marc baggio

    collisions on the same track are easy to avoid with a french invention called vigilant


    jean-marc baggio


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