April 15, 2014
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
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
"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
Included are crew interview transcripts, engineer medical information, rules compliance testing records, and track inspection and signal records.
April 7, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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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