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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.


April 10, 2014

NTSB offering rail investigation seminar

"Rail Transit Party Process Training," which will be held on April 30, is to provide information to help participants in investigations better understand the procedures and the processes involved so they can work more effectively with the NTSB.


April 9, 2014

NTSB opens docket on Metro-North derailment

Included are crew interview transcripts, engineer medical information, rules compliance testing records, and track inspection and signal records.


April 7, 2014

NTSB: Braking system sensor too far back in CTA train crash

The train was traveling at 26 mph when it passed a "trip stop" that activated the emergency braking system. The distance from the stop to the track bumper post was too short to stop the train because of its speed.


March 26, 2014

Chicago train operator asleep before crash, NTSB reports

The woman had been working as an operator for about two months and acknowledged she'd previously fallen asleep on the job in February, when her train partially missed a station, according to an AP report.


March 12, 2014

Metro-North worker killed by train in Manhattan

James Romansoff was an eight-year employee in Metro-North’s Power Department, and was part of a crew restoring power to tracks that had been closed for weekend maintenance work. The NTSB and the FRA are investigating the incident along with Metro-North and the MTA Police Department.


March 11, 2014

NTSB chief to lead National Safety Council

Deborah A.P. Hersman was first appointed as a NTSB board member by President Bush in 2004 and before being named chairman by President Obama in 2009, 2011 and 2013, with unanimous Senate confirmation votes.


February 19, 2014

Feds call on Metro-North to use recorders and speed signs

Recommends inward and outward facing audio and image recorders and the installation of approach permanent speed restrictions signs along the right-of-ways.


January 16, 2014

NTSB unveils 2014 Top 10 'Most Wanted' improvements

Improving operational safety in rail transit made the list for the first time. The list also includes making improvements to occupant protection and fire safety, doing more to prevent distracted and impaired driving.


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