Topic : National Transportation Safety Board

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Engineer in deadly Amtrak crash had no experience on new locomotive

Security and Safety | July 11, 2018

The Dec.18, 2017 derailment of Amtrak train #501 killed three people and injured 62.

Train carrying GOP Congress members hits garbage truck, one dead

Rail| January 31, 2018

The chartered train was carrying lawmakers to a retreat in West Virginia.

Security and Safety | December 22, 2017

NTSB conducts initial review of Amtrak train recorders

Inward-facing video with audio captured the crew’s actions and their conversations.

Rail| December 20, 2017

Two train enthusiasts killed in Wash. Amtrak crash

Jim Hamre and Zack Willhoite both worked in the transportation industry.

Rail| November 15, 2017

Feds find ignored safety procedures, fractured safety program led to Amtrak derailment

The train engineer saw equipment and people working on and near track 3 and initiated emergency braking that slowed the train from 106 mph to approximately 99 mph at the time of impact.

Security and Safety | November 9, 2017

Dozens of NJ Transit engineers diagnosed with sleep apnea

In response to a deadly September 2016 train crash, the agency updated its screening process for sleeping disorders.

Security and Safety | September 1, 2017

NTSB: Equip all rail transit vehicles with inward- and outward-facing cameras

The recorders must be easily accessible to review, with appropriate limitations on public release, for accident investigation and as a tool to improve operational safety.

Security and Safety | August 22, 2017

SEPTA train crashes into parked train injuring 42 passengers

The NTSB is investigating the crash, which occurred around 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday.

Government Issues| August 14, 2017

Sumwalt III sworn in as NTSB chairman

His tenure with the NTSB began in August 2006 with his appointment as the 37th member of the NTSB, whereupon President George W. Bush designated him as vice chairman for a two-year term.

Security and Safety | October 3, 2016

NTSB: Event recorder was not functioning on day of NJ Transit crash

Officials are hopeful the data recorder in the cab control car in the front of the train is functional, but investigators haven’t been able to extract that recorder because it’s under a collapsed section of the train station’s roof.

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