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Students in Calif. coach accident were not given safety instructions

Motorcoach| May 15, 2015

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.

NTSB puzzled by SUV involved in Metro-North crash

Security and Safety | February 5, 2015

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.
Rail| August 28, 2014

N.Y. MTA investigating wayward train operator

Rail control ordered the train to let passengers off and then pull into a spur track to let it turn around safely, but the train at Canal Street instead headed uptown on the wrong tracks.
Management & Operations| August 7, 2014

SkyTrain officials defend reliability

The light rail system shut down twice in July, once because of a computer glitch and once when modifications to a main control panel cut power across the system. Both incidents and emergency planning are currently under investigation.
Bus| February 11, 2014

Superbowl transit problems to be investigated

Will look into why NJ Transit didn’t anticipate how many people would be taking the train home and plan to accommodate them.
Accessibility| January 27, 2014

Rider wanders off twice, prompting Ohio paratransit investigation

The incidents happened within six weeks of each other after the end of the woman’s trip on the Toledo Area Regional Paratransit Service. Although the passenger was brought home safely both times, one incident resulted in an investigation.
Rail| December 3, 2013

Speed a factor in Metro-North crash

Federal investigators have recovered the engineer’s cell phone, though it has been reported they don't believe he was on it at the time of the crash.
Government Issues| May 24, 2013

NTSB issues Metro North derailment investigation update

The investigative group focusing on the track has learned from inspection reports that in April, maintenance work was done in the area of the derailment of the eastbound train. Records revealed that a joint bar, used to join two sections of rail together, was cracked and that it was repaired by Metro-North personnel.

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