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November 26, 2014

FRA issues roadway worker safety advisory

Safety Advisory 2014-02 Roadway Worker Authority Limits, highlights the need for railroads to ensure that appropriate safety redundancies are in place in the event an employee fails to comply with existing rules and procedures.


November 20, 2014

NTSB releases Metro-North special investigation report

The report examines several common safety management problems present in all the accidents. Last month the NTSB released accident briefs identifying the probable causes of these accidents.


October 28, 2014

NTSB finds several recurring safety issues at Metro-North

Within an 11-month period from May 2013 through March 2014, the NTSB launched investigations into five significant accidents involving Metro North. Taken together, these accidents resulted in six fatalities and 126 injuries.


September 23, 2014

UMA announces Safety Management Seminar schedule

The seminar features "how to" applications of risk management to educate participants on eliminating as much risk as possible. This event is for anyone who manages risk associated with motorcoach fleet operations and is limited to the first 130 registrants.


July 22, 2014

Most Calif. bus crash victims died of smoke inhalation, coroner says

Most of the victims killed in a fiery crash in Northern California between a college-bound bus and a FedEx freight truck in April survived the initial impact, only to die from smoke inhalation as a fire tore through the carriage.


July 1, 2014

Obama to nominate Hart for NTSB chairman

Christopher Hart is currently a Member of the NTSB where he has served since 2009. He is also Vice Chairman of the NTSB, a position he held since October 2013 and previously from 2009 to 2013.


May 21, 2014

NTSB issues recommendations to FRA, Metro-North

Urges FRA to remove the current inspection exemption for high-density commuter railroads and for Metro-North to stop making use of the exemption in the wake of an accident in December 2013.


April 29, 2014

NTSB releases report on motorcoach-FedEx truck crash

The FedEx truck, traveling southbound on Interstate 5, drove through the center median and entered the northbound traffic lanes of the Interstate, where it collided with a passenger car, which rotated counterclockwise and departed the highway. The FedEx vehicle then hit the motorcoach, and both vehicles departed the highway and a post-crash fire ensued.


April 15, 2014

Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses

Many of the 40 or so students aboard a bus that had collided with a tractor-trailer truck squeezed through a kicked-out window before the vehicle burst into flames.


April 11, 2014

FedEx truck strikes motorcoach, kills 10

The drivers of both the truck and the motorcoach were among the dead, as well as three adult chaperones and five teenage students.


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