A union group sued Metro last month to have the senior mechanic reinstated.
“We can’t let this false alarm become the sad truth of the future,” Schumer said.
Tech giants, automakers and ride firms are racing to get autonomous vehicles on the road.
Contractors will be trained to inspect Metro's rail system for a new oversight body.
"The information uncovered to date raises potentially serious concerns," officials said.
The company was accused of selling devices meant to cheat emissions regulations.
The system, which automatically slows a speeding train, will eventually be required by law.
The requirement goes into effect in October.
The transit agency is adding more weekend work to its yearlong repair plan.
"All it takes is one airline to experience an outage and thousands of passengers could be stranded."
The EPA and Transportation Department have expanded on standards first set in 2012.
“I did approach the booth to talk to them, but I never shook either one’s hand," says Art Halvorson.
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The company is hoping Charles "Wick" Moorman will improve its relationship with freight carriers.
The proposed settlement was worth as much as $100 million.
The agency is trying to raise public awareness about prohibited items.
Customers in Pittsburgh will be randomly given free rides in auto-pilot vehicles.
The holiday will cap off a busy summer travel season that avoided long security lines.
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The goal is to create a driverless car with no steering wheel or pedals.
The federal government awarded $25 million to help railroads install new technology.
A report says Metro doesn't adequately investigate or work to prevent violations.
The new rules target abandoned pipelines that once carried hazardous liquids.