The National Transportation Safety Board doesn’t hold trials. When its hearings are done, the chairman doesn’t stand and deliver a verdict, pronouncing a defendant guilty.In fact, there’s no defendant. But the court of public opinion is a bit different, and some judgments can be made in the case of Metro riders vs. the transit authority.Read full article >>
When bus drivers don’t have access to restrooms while on duty, they often have no choice but to go on the bus, a top transit union leader told the National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday.“Urinating on a bus is something weShow More Summary
The National Transportation Safety Board hearings on the Jan. 12 incident that stranded a Yellow Line train near L’Enfant Plaza and left one rider dead are set to begin Tuesday.The two-day session will be held in the NTSB’s Board Room and Conference Center at 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW and is open to the public. Show More Summary
Distractions aren't just for drivers. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a warning to pilots last week that said the presence of technology, such as cell phones and tablets, in the cockpit could lead to mid-air collisions. Show More Summary
The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that a defective pipe joint installed by Consolidated Edison sparked a deadly natural gas explosion that toppled two New York City buildings last year, killing eight people and injuring dozens. Show More Summary
A U.S. National Transportation Safety Board investigation into the March 2014 collision between a towing vessel with two barges and a bulk carrier on the Houston Ship Channel has determined that the towing vessel’s Captain attempted to cross the Channel ahead of the bulk carrier, impeding the passage of the vessel. Show More Summary
An investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that the Amtrak engineer at the controls of the train that derailed last month in Philadelphia could not have been using his cell phone at the time of the crash, The New York Times is reporting. Show More Summary
According to US National Transportation Safety Board’s, ongoing investigation into the Amtrak train derailment has found that the train’s engineer did not use his cellphone or access the locomotive’s WiFi while he was operating the ill-fated train.
Authorities said the engineer driving the Amtrak train was not using his cellphone in the moments before the train derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight people and injuring about 200 others.The National Transportation Safety boardShow More Summary
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a press release which indicates that the engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on May 12 doesn't seem to have been distracted by his phone before the crash: The...Show More Summary
Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian does not appear to have been using his cellphone during last month's deadly Amtrak crash outside of Philadelphia. The latest investigation from the National Transportation Safety Board also shows he "did not access the train's Wi-Fi system while he was operating the locomotive." Bostian has not... More »
The engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on May 12 was not using his cell phone at the time of the accident, according to an National Transportation Safety Board report released Wednesday. Officials conducted aShow More Summary
The National Transportation Safety Board has been looking at cellphone use as a possible factor in the train derailment that killed eight people last month.
Many new cars come with automatic braking as an option, but for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), this isn't enough. According to a report in The Detroit News, the NTSB is pressuring the U.S. Government to make automatic braking a federal mandate. Show More Summary
The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that a defective pipe joint installed by Consolidated Edison sparked a deadly natural gas explosion that toppled two New York City buildings last year, killing eight people and injuring dozens.
New York City’s main energy provider, Consolidated Edison, is largely to blame for the deadly gas explosion in March 2014, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Christopher Hart said in a statement Tuesday.
Currently available only as an option on certain cars, the sensor-driven technology should be installed on all automobiles and shouldn't cost the buyer extra, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
The National Transportation Safety Board said the primary cause of the March 2014 fatal blast was a faulty connection between two of the utility’s pipes under Park Avenue.
Federal officials are recommending that Washington's subway system immediately repair components that are designed to protect an electrified rail from water and other contaminants. The National Transportation Safety Board issued the recommendation on Monday. Show More Summary
On Monday, the National Transportation Safety Board issued another urgent recommendation related to the fatal Jan. 12 Yellow Line smoke incident. NTSB investigators found problems with certain electrical connections in Washington’s Metro...Show More Summary