Motorcoach

NTSB releases latest ‘Most Wanted List’

Posted on June 23, 2011

On Thursday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its new list of the most critical transportation issues that need to be addressed to improve safety and save lives. The new "Most Wanted List" highlights 10 safety issues that impact transportation nationwide. 

The announcement of the list came at a press conference in Washington, D.C. in which each of the five members of the NTSB spoke briefly about the issues on the list.

"The NTSB's ability to influence transportation safety depends on our ability to communicate and advocate for changes," said NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman. "The Most Wanted List is the most powerful tool we have to highlight our priorities."

NTSB began issuing an annual Most Wanted List in 1990. The agency revised the list’s format this year in an effort to modernize and streamline the information. 

This year's list features 10 broad issue areas that the NTSB will highlight in its advocacy efforts during the next year.

The new Most Wanted List can be found on the NTSB's remodeled website. The effort to update the website began at the end of last year.  "Our new website, with a landing page dedicated to the Most Wanted List issues, provides pertinent, easy-to-find information along with videos and NTSB recommendations that support all of the issues on the list," Hersman said.

The issue areas on the new Most Wanted List are:

*     Promote pilot and air traffic controller professionalism

*     Address human fatigue

*     Promote teen driving safety

*     Improve general aviation safety

*     Improve motorcycle safety

*     Require safety management systems

*     Improve runway safety

*     Address alcohol-impaired driving

*     Improve bus occupant safety

*     Require image and onboard data recorders

More information about the Most Wanted List issue areas can be found at www.ntsb.gov/mostwanted.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Fung Wah may shutdown permanently

After being unable to secure a pickup and drop-off location in South Station after losing it because of regulatory action in March 2013, President Pei Lin Liang said not having Boston as a site for service likely would mean the end of the company’s operations.

Santa Barbara, Calif. coach co. takes off as airlines cut back flights

When American Eagle stopped serving the local airport, Goleta-based Santa Barbara Airbus 'saw a significant growth in volume,' according to founder and CEO Eric Onnen.

Students in Calif. coach accident were not given safety instructions

NTSB investigators questioned every student and were told that neither of the bus drivers on the trip told them about emergency exit windows or showed them a safety video, per the bus company’s policy.

House committee approves key legislation to stop fed insurance hike

The Appropriations Committee vote tells FMCSA to stop spending money to write a rule or do research; that would raise the federal insurance minimums above the current $5 million figure.

ABC delivers CX45s to Mich., Md.

The new coaches are equipped with Cummins ISX engines coupled to Allison B500G5 transmissions and offer Van Hool standard safety features, including back up camera, lane departure system, Kidde fire suppression and daytime running lights.

 

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close