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NTSB: Lack of oversight, sleep-deprived driver led to 2016 Calif. bus crash

Motorcoach| November 15, 2017

A motorcoach operated by Fresno-based Autobuses Coordinados USA Inc., traveling from Los Angeles to Modesto on State Route 99, drifted out of its travel lanes, striking a barrier system and a highway signpost shortly after 3 a.m., Aug. 2, 2016, near Livingston, Calif.

Letter to feds spelled out NJ Transit manpower issues prior to crash

Security and Safety | November 13, 2017

In the letter, the agency's VP/GM, rail operations, detailed the losses: 93 non-union employees had retired from NJ Transit, or sought work elsewhere, between January 2014 and July 2016. Combined, their experience totaled 2,339 years.

Security and Safety | September 21, 2017

NTSB targets sleep apnea in both NJ Transit, LIRR train crashes

Similarities were immediately drawn between the crashes, but after months of investigating, the NTSB now believes sleep apnea was involved in both.

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 | August 1, 2017

NTSB issues track worker safety alert

Safety Alert 066 was prompted in part by the deaths of two rail workers who were struck and killed by a train in Edgemont, S.D, Jan. 17, 2017.

Security and Safety | July 26, 2017

Driver’s actions led to Metro-North grade crossing collision, NTSB finds

The SUV driver died, along with five passengers on the train, in the Feb. 3, 2015, accident. The rail passengers were killed when 343 feet of the third rail, which powers the train, penetrated the floor of the first train car and struck passengers.

Security and Safety | May 25, 2017

Metra to install inward-facing locomotive cameras

Congress in 2015 ordered the DOT to draft rules within two years to require passenger railroads to install inward-facing and outward-facing cameras in all locomotives and other operating compartments such as cab cars and Highliner cars.

Management & Operations| April 4, 2017

Sumwalt named NTSB vice chairman

The designation of vice chairman was made in conjunction with the President’s intent to nominate Robert L. Sumwalt for another five-year term as a board member.

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