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Wireless radios ready for Metrorail tunnels

Warning that public transit is a “prime target for terrorists,” D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams yesterday announced the expansion of a wireless network to the city’s Metrorail tunnels. Four years ago, D.C. firefighters’ hand-held radios were not working as they tried to rescue trapped subway passengers during a tunnel fire. City officials said D.C.-area radios now have more reach than those in many other major metropolitan areas. “From the sarin attacks in Tokyo’s subways in 1995 to the recent tragedy in Madrid, we understand the need for direct communication throughout our city, both above and below ground,” Mr. Williams said yesterday. Full Story

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