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NJ TRANSIT hearing focuses on PTC

Rail| December 7, 2016

Some lawmakers expressed concern as to whether NJ Transit would be able to implement positive train control by the federally mandated deadline of Dec. 31, 2018.

Canada considering 'black boxes' on commercial vehicles after 2013 crash

Security and Safety | December 1, 2016

The collision between an OC Transpo commuter bus and a Via train happened at a rail crossing, with the collision shearing off the front end of the bus and derailing the train killing six.

Motorcoach| November 28, 2016

Wrong-way driver slams into Ariz. Greyhound bus

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said the bus driver “did an amazing job” keeping the vehicle upright after one of its front wheels was damaged in the high-speed collision.

Motorcoach| November 17, 2016

NTSB: Mechanical failure caused fatal Seattle crash

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.

Motorcoach| October 25, 2016

Driver in fatal Calif. motorcoach crash was also owner/operator

It's still too early to definitely say what caused the accident, officials say. There were no signs of braking, such as skid marks, so far, and the tour bus was also determined not to have seatbelts.

University| October 17, 2016

NTSB determines cause of Oklahoma State U. homecoming crash

The driver, Adacia Avery Chambers, is accused by prosecutors of driving her car with a depraved mind through police barricades and into a crowd killing four and injuring dozens more.

Security and Safety | October 10, 2016

NJ Transit reopens Hoboken station, NTSB releases recorder findings

In all, eight of the 17 tracks at the Hoboken Terminal were set to reopen Monday at the busy station where commuters connect with other trains and ferries heading into New York City.

Rail| October 5, 2016

New Orleans streetcar derails 2 days after launch

There were no injuries from the minor incident, and the driver was the sole occupant during the incident. Preliminary results have shown no defects of the switch or the streetcar.

Security and Safety | October 3, 2016

NTSB: Event recorder was not functioning on day of NJ Transit crash

Officials are hopeful the data recorder in the cab control car in the front of the train is functional, but investigators haven’t been able to extract that recorder because it’s under a collapsed section of the train station’s roof.

Rail| August 8, 2016

NTSB briefs Congress on limited investigation of WMATA derailment

The train derailed at an interlocking about 50 feet from the East Falls Church station platform. Approximately 75 passengers were evacuated to the wayside and onto the station platform. The trailing truck of the fourth railcar and the leading truck from the fifth railcar derailed.

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