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US regulators seek audit of Baltimore school bus unit

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is recommending an independent audit of the Baltimore schools' transportation department after a crash that killed six people. The agency made recommendations Tuesday to … Click to Continue »

National Transportation Safety Board Marks 50 Years of Saving Lives

It was on April 3 50 years ago that a Lexington Air Taxi Beechcraft D-18 crashed shortly after takeoff from Lexington, Kentucky, fatally injuring nine.

Traffic Injuries 3 Times As Likely In Car Than Bus

Communities that use mass transit enjoy less tragedy. The Transportation Research Board shares a new journal article: "Traveling by Bus Instead of Car on Urban Major Roads: Safety Benefits for Vehicle Occupants, Pedestrians and Cyclists."...Show More Summary

Dinh-Zarr to Serve as NTSB Acting Chairman

Christopher A. Hart’s term as Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board concluded on schedule Wednesday and Vice Chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr will serve as the agency’s acting chairman. Hart will remain at the NTSB, applying his transportation

NTSB: Former mayor cleared to land plane before fatal crash

A National Transportation Safety Board investigation has found that the air traffic control tower at a Massachusetts airport cleared a former mayor to land his small plane before it crashed … Click to Continue »

Charter Bus Was Stuck On Tracks When Freight Train Hit It, Witnesses In Biloxi Say

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

"Since 1976 there have been 16 vehicle-train collisions at this grade crossing prior to Tuesday's accident," the National Transportation Safety Board says.

NTSB: Cruise ship approached pier too fast in gangway crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says a cruise ship returning from the Bahamas last year approached a Baltimore pier too quickly and at too steep an angle before it struck … Click to Continue »

NTSB: Docking Errors, Insufficient Oversight Caused Cruise Ship Allision in Baltimore

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Too much speed and too steep of an angle of approach is what led to the Carnival Pride allide with a pier in Baltimore Harbor last year, causing more than $2 million in damage, according to a National Transportation Safety Board marine accident brief released Tuesday. Show More Summary

Schumer wants NTSB to look into spate of small plane crashes

A New York senator wants the National Transportation Safety Board to conduct an in-depth investigation of small plane crashes, following two incidents last month and at least 18 crashes in … Click to Continue »

Queens Community Board Member Promises Bike Lanes Won't Be Needed Once Trump Gets Rid Of Immigrants

The debate over bike lanes and street safety improvements took an ugly turn last night in Queens when a member of Queens' Community Board 4's transportation committee allegedly said that once Donald Trump rounds up "all the illegals, there won't be anybody to ride in bike lanes." [ more › ]

NTSB launches probe into plane crash that killed ex-mayor

A National Transportation Safety Board investigator says it will look into the "man, the machine and the environment" as it investigates a plane crash that killed a former Massachusetts mayor … Click to Continue »

Two Killed, One Rescued From Single-Engine Plane Crash On Long Island

The National Transportation Safety Board and other authorities are investigating a fatal small plane crash that occurred yesterday morning on Long Island, at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach. According to Newsday, "The FAA saidShow More Summary

NTSB Reports on Safety Risks in Shared Waterways

The National Transportation Safety Board issued a report Thursday identifying the risks associated with the shared use of America’s Marine Transportation System by recreational and commercial vessels. The growth of both commercial and recreational…

PA: Amtrak Engineer in Fatal Crash Tested Positive for Marijuana, NTSB Says

The Amtrak engineer in a crash that killed two workers doing maintenance on a rail bed south of Philadelphia last year tested positive for marijuana, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report issued Thursday.

Chester, Pennsylvania Rail Accident Investigation Docket Opened

The National Transportation Safety Board Thursday opened the docket for its investigation of a 2016 Amtrak passenger train accident near Chester, Pennsylvania.

Inquiry Into Fatal Amtrak Crash Reveals Error in Communication

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Documents that are part of a continuing investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board also revealed the train’s operator tested positive for marijuana.

Federal safety agency is investigating an EVA Air flight that narrowly missed Mt. Wilson last month

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the flight of an EVA Air Boeing 777 that headed the wrong way after departing Los Angeles International Airport last month and narrowly missed crashing into Mt. Wilson. Keith Holloway, an NTSB spokesman, said Friday that the agency will...

NY: Atlantic Terminal LIRR Train Derailment: NTSB Investigation Will Take Days

The investigation into what caused the LIRR train to crash into the bumping block at Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal on Wednesday could take days, the National Transportation Safety Board said.

LIRR Passengers Say Brooklyn Crash Had Them Toppling Over 'Like Dominoes'

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating yesterday's Long Island Railroad crash in Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, which injured 106 people, though most of the injuries were minor. Riders on board the train told reporters it crashed right into a bumping block at the end of the tracks, sending passengers flying and toppling them over "like dominoes." [ more › ]

Our Maps Suck And They're Putting Lives At Risk, Feds Tell Tech Companies

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

If autonomous driving is going to succeed, those vehicles will need primo data to know how safely move from A to B. According to National Transportation Safety Board, there’s plenty of work to be done, and tech companies are reportedly slow-walking their response. Read more...

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