Topic : Christopher A. Hart

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Christopher A. Hart ends tenure as NTSB chairman

Government Issues| March 16, 2017

Vice Chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr will now serve as the agency’s acting chairman, while Hart remains at the NTSB, applying his transportation safety expertise in the capacity of a board member.

NTSB: Mechanical failure caused fatal Seattle crash

Motorcoach| November 17, 2016

Improper manufacturing by Ride the Ducks International, the vehicle manufacturer, and inadequate maintenance by Ride the Ducks of Seattle, the vehicle owner and operator, resulted in the axle failure that subsequently led to the loss of vehicle control.

Rail| November 15, 2016

NTSB urges improved passenger rail oversight

Chairman Christopher Hart said at a press conference that U.S. mass transit has "gone for decades without any systematic oversight."

Rail| May 18, 2016

NTSB: Amtrak engineer’s loss of situational awareness led to derailment

The Washington-to-New York City passenger train, Amtrak 188, was traveling at 106 mph around a curve in Philadelphia when it derailed May 12, 2015. Eight passengers were killed and more than 180 others were sent to area hospitals, some with critical injuries.

Security and Safety | July 16, 2015

NTSB calls for survivability enhancements, event data recorders in coaches

The recommendations resulted from the investigation of the truck-motorcoach collision that resulted in 10 fatalities in Orland, Calif. in April 2014.

Management & Operations| 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.
Bus| August 20, 2009

Pres. Obama taps Hart as NTSB vice chairman

Hart has had a long career in transportation safety, including a previous term as a member of the NTSB during the 1990s.

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