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Minn. Metro latest to ban hoverboards

Security and Safety | March 17, 2016

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

Service on Calif. commuter train line resumes following crash

Rail| March 9, 2016

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.

Motorcoach| May 15, 2015

Students in Calif. coach accident were not given safety instructions

NTSB investigators questioned every student and were told that neither of the bus drivers on the trip told them about emergency exit windows or showed them a safety video, per the bus company’s policy.

Security and Safety | February 5, 2015

NTSB puzzled by SUV involved in Metro-North crash

The force of the crash was so severe that the electrified third rail broke off and pierced the vehicle's chassis and gas tank before penetrating the first train car and igniting a "fierce fire," investigators said Wednesday.

Rail| December 16, 2014

N.Y. MTA: May derailment was result of overlooked defects

The defects included a broken plate, broken fasteners and a deteriorated tie, all of which should have been prioritized for repairs.

Government Issues| October 28, 2014

NTSB finds several recurring safety issues at Metro-North

Within an 11-month period from May 2013 through March 2014, the NTSB launched investigations into five significant accidents involving Metro North. Taken together, these accidents resulted in six fatalities and 126 injuries.

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