Friday, July 16, 2004

COMMUTING: WMATA Says Anchors to Blame for Farragut North Ceiling Collapse

The Washington Post reports that Wednesday's ceiling collapse at the Farragut North metrorail station has been blamed on the anchors that tie the 24 by 30 foot section of the ceiling to the superstructure above. But the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority doesn't know why they failed.
Other WMATA News ... The Post also reports that the Sierra Club will be out in force handing out fliers to commuters asking them to lobby their local officials to steer for funding to the cash-strapped WMATA to run the region's transit system.
Also, if you live out in Fairfax County, or plan on going to Vienna, please be aware that trains will only operate every 10 to 15 minutes between West Falls Church and the Vienna terminal station starting this evening and lasting through the weekend.
"Metro Ceiling Collapse Blamed on Anchors" [The Washington Post]
"Ceiling Collapses at Farragut North" [Oculus]


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