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Fla. bus crash kills 5, injures 25

Bus| July 7, 2016

The bus from Georgia was carrying roughly 34 adults and children when it ran a flashing red light before hitting the tractor trailer, then spun around and hit the semi again. The driver of the truck died as a result of his injuries.

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

Rail| May 18, 2016

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.

Rail| April 27, 2016

D.C. Metro rules out power cables as factor in recent smoke incident

Passengers aboard the train described a tense atmosphere, with smoke in some of the railcars, flames visible outside the train and the odor of electrical smoke evoking memories of the Jan. 12, 2015, L’Enfant Plaza Metro station incidnet that left one rider dead and scores sickened

Security and Safety | April 5, 2016

Amtrak investigation turns to why equipment on tracks

NTSB investigators do not know why a backhoe was on a track the train was using. Scheduling, the track structure and the work being performed at the time of the accident would be part of the investigation.

Security and Safety | March 17, 2016

Minn. Metro latest to ban hoverboards

The single-person, motorized transportation devices’ batteries are reported to randomly catch fire, or even explode.

Rail| March 9, 2016

Service on Calif. commuter train line resumes following crash

All train service on the line, which stretches from San Jose to Stockton, was canceled Tuesday while crews attempted to clear the mud and remove the damaged railcars using a crane.

Motorcoach| September 25, 2015

Seattle bridge bus crash kills four students, injures dozens

The Ride the Ducks tour vehicle, heading northbound on the bridge, collided with one of the student buses, which was carrying about 45 students and employees in the college’s international program. The National Transportation Safety Board sent a team of 17 officials to Seattle to investigate on Friday.

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.

Rail| June 10, 2015

NTSB: No evidence Amtrak engineer was using phone during crash

The phone records analysis of the Amtrak 188 investigation was more complicated than anticipated because the phone carrier has multiple systems that log different types of phone activity, some of which are based in different time zones.

Rail| May 20, 2015

NJ TRANSIT refutes report that its trains break speed regulations

CBS went to Secaucus Junction, a major rail hub, and the South Orange station armed with a speedometer app and a radar gun to clock trains as they passed through the stations, with a couple of trains traveling in excess of the 60 mph recommended for trains passing through stations.

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