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Old 06-25-2009, 08:09 PM  
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Ronald Reagan at fault for DC Metro crash

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Hoyer Blames Reagan for D.C. Metrorail Crash

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md, is using the fatal D.C. Metro accident to slam the Reagan administration for failure to adequately fund public transportation a quarter-century ago.



Yet the accident occurred despite the fact that Congress ignored Reagan and funded Metro anyway, CNSNews.com pointed out.



Hoyer was asked during a press briefing Tuesday about the role of Congress in remedying the safety problems that have plagued Washington’s Metrorail system – and about a 2006 National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report outlining the inability of some subway cars to survive catastrophic crashes.



Hoyer said he was aware of the report, CNSNews.com reported.



“I want to say that to the extent that that contributed to the injuries and the loss of life here, we need to look at that and that will be obviously impetus for making these cars safer,” Hoyer said. “As you know, it’s been 30 years, and as you know, the Reagan administration recommended no further money towards mass transit.”



Hoyer then went on to describe his interpretation of Reagan administration mass transit policy.



“Congress did not adopt that recommendation,” Hoyer said, adding that Congress chose to provide funds anyway.



“In fact, Metro has received probably more federal funds than any other metro system in the country,” he said.



Despite criticizing the 40th president’s stance on federal funding, Hoyer admitted he was not ready to conclude that a lack of resources might have contributed to the accident.



“We don’t know yet whether this was a human error, computer error, (or) equipment error,” he said, “all of which are, I suppose, possible.”
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:23 PM   #16
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Hoyer then went back 25 years to blame recent highway deaths on the 1984 Sammy Hagar song, "I Can't Drive 55".
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:39 PM   #17
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I take it most of you didn't actually read beyond the title of the article?
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:43 PM   #18
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I wish they'd change the name from Reagan National Airport to Obama National Airport.

It's time. It's time for change.
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Old 06-26-2009, 04:06 PM   #19
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I didn't read the article, but I have no problem with Reagan being blamed for anything.
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:06 AM   #20
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This was a weird 'overall' thread. I just collided with it and noticed, thought I'd bump this - what on earth happened to SBK and Orange?
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:24 AM   #21
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I wish they'd change the name from Reagan National Airport to Obama National Airport.

It's time. It's time for change.
Well, I fly into Reagan National Airport regularly, coming again this Friday for work. I found out it's considered one of the most dangerous airports for a jet to land in. Like I really needed to hear that. Does that make it Reagan's fault because of the name too?

Also, if a plane enters any protected airspace, it gets shot down. Yikes! Hope my pilots don't fly off course ever.
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:25 AM   #22
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This was a weird 'overall' thread. I just collided with it and noticed, thought I'd bump this - what on earth happened to SBK and Orange?
Orange was banned.
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:26 AM   #23
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Well, I fly into Reagan National Airport regularly, coming again this Friday for work. I found out it's considered one of the most dangerous airports for a jet to land in. Like I really needed to hear that. Does that make it Reagan's fault because of the name too?

Also, if a plane enters any protected airspace, it gets shot down. Yikes! Hope my pilots don't fly off course ever.
Yes, it's a hard turn going in BEP, it's been known to be the scariest AP's to land in - but really to take off is the scarier version of the two.
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:26 AM   #24
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No kidding? here in DC or something?
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:29 AM   #25
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Reagan deserves blame for much more substantive issues for than this one, but hey, we may as well throw this onto the pile as well.
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Yes, it's a hard turn going in BEP, it's been known to be the scariest AP's to land in - but really to take off is the scarier version of the two.
Really? Great! Glad I'm half asleep on the way back most of the time.
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:39 AM   #28
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No kidding? here in DC or something?
I think it was because of DC but don't know if also in the Lounge too.
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I think it was because of DC but don't know if also in the Lounge too.
I just saw some of his last posts - my understanding is he just left pissed off at AC.
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I just saw some of his last posts - my understanding is he just left pissed off at AC.
Oh! Well maybe.
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