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September 23, 2009

NTSB: Signal failure in D.C. crash, issues recs

Board discovered that a failure occurred in which a spurious signal generated by a track circuit module transmitter mimicked a valid signal and bypassed the rails via an unintended signal path. Issued nine safety recommendations.


July 28, 2009

Hersman sworn in as NTSB Chairman

Board member nominated for the two-year term as Chairman by President Barack Obama on June 18 and confirmed by the United States Senate on July 24.


July 15, 2009

Metro Briefs

D.C. Metro signaling system still malfunctioning. More Americans traveling by bus. Students choose transit for prom.


July 8, 2009

D.C. Metro operator suspended for texting

Video recorded by passenger and posted online caught driver with cell phone while behind the wheel.


July 8, 2009

METRO Briefs

BART foresaw D.C. Metro circuit problem. Car rental fees may increase 800 percent. Japanese workers’ smiles scanned.


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