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Danger Ahead: Sleep Loss, Safety, and You

| February 13, 2018

Sleep loss leading to human fatigue is a serious issue affecting the safety of the traveling public in all modes of transportation. Simply defined, sleep loss is an inability to receive a proper amount and quality of sleep on a regular basis.

Severe obstructive sleep apnea to blame for NJ Transit, LIRR train crashes

Security and Safety | February 7, 2018

The NTSB also determined that these safety issues were not unique to these two properties, but exist throughout the country at many intercity passenger and commuter passenger train terminals.

Rail| February 5, 2018

Miami-bound Amtrak train collides with freight train, killing two

Amtrak train 91 should have been on the main line, but it was directed to tracks just east of it, where a CSX train was parked.

Rail| January 31, 2018

Train carrying GOP Congress members hits garbage truck, one dead

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

Security and Safety | January 30, 2018

Wash. Amtrak engineer missed signs before deadly derailment

Investigators interviewed the engineer and the qualifying conductor, who were in the lead locomotive during the accident trip.

Security and Safety | January 5, 2018

NTSB officials have not yet spoken to engineer involved in Wash. Amtrak crash

Officials have been unable to interview the engineer, or the other crew member who was in the lead locomotive, because of their injuries sustained in the crash, according to a preliminary report that was released.

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| December 19, 2017

Washington Amtrak train going 80 mph in 30 mph zone, NTSB says

At least three people were killed and about 100 were injured. Officials also report that PTC was not activated on the train.

Motorcoach| November 15, 2017

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

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.


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