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Metro studying fatigue among employees

WASHINGTON — Metro says it will study how well rested its employees are.

The Washington area transit agency says it will have some employees log their work and sleep habits as part of a study into how fatigue affects their performance. Members of the Metro board were briefed on the study on Thursday. A separate study released last year found that employees in safety-critical jobs worked longer hours than allowed. And the study found Metro did not have any limits on the consecutive number of days worked.

Earlier this year the transit agency released data showing cameras on Metro buses found 67 drivers fell asleep at the wheel in a 19-month period.