December 3, 2013
The general chairman of ACRE conducted a press conference and a series of media interviews during which he discussed and interpreted information related to the ongoing investigation.
November 7, 2013
Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), called for the hearing months before the recent deaths of BART worker Christopher Sheppard, 58, and contractor Laurence Daniels, 66, regarding concerns about "unresolved" BART workplace safety issues in recent years, the report said.
Also opened the investigative dockets, including more than 2,100 pages, from four recent commercial vehicle accidents, two of which included motorcoaches. Together, the accidents resulted in 25 deaths and 83 injuries.
October 24, 2013
Trains will either have to slow down to 27 mph or halt until work is complete, depending on the circumstances, or be rerouted around job sites via single-tracking, according to the report.
October 7, 2013
The agency, which released its initial findings on the Chicago Transit Authority crash, also recommended leaving brakes in a position to ensure that the trains can't move on their own.
October 3, 2013
The collision resulted in eight fatalities and injured 14. The bus was carrying 18 people, including the driver, when it overturned at about 2 p.m. while on the way to a gospel music gathering in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
July 3, 2013
The bill would require the U.S. DOT to review pre-trip inspection procedures for brake adjustment and issue a new rule in three years, develop minimum performance standards and allow law enforcement to conduct en route inspections.
July 1, 2013
Said that the NTSB is "interested in providing solutions, not just identifying problems," and said it is imperative to "educate the public to make the choice to put safety first."
May 29, 2013
NTSB officials said late Tuesday that the collision occurred at a private crossing where the only marking was a stop sign.
May 24, 2013
The investigative group focusing on the track has learned from inspection reports that in April, maintenance work was done in the area of the derailment of the eastbound train. Records revealed that a joint bar, used to join two sections of rail together, was cracked and that it was repaired by Metro-North personnel.
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