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NTSB issues Metro North derailment investigation update

Government Issues| May 24, 2013
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.

5 TTC transit enforcement officers face criminal charges

Bus| January 17, 2013
An investigation culminated in the dismissal of eight TTC transit enforcement officers, five of whom were arrested and face charges of attempt to obstruct justice and fabricate evidence. The five officers allegedly submitted false offense tickets to individuals of no fixed address for panhandling on TTC property, loitering or trespassing.
Rail| December 13, 2012

NJ Transit chief defends decision not to move trains before Sandy

When asked at a hearing why the agency didn’t move hundreds of railcars and engines before superstorm Sandy struck, executive director Jim Weinstein defended the decision. He said it was based on the fact that its yards had never flooded in NJ Transit’s nearly 30-year existence.
Rail| November 20, 2012

NJ Transit looks into storm preparations

Report said the agency launched a probe into its Superstorm Sandy preparations, looking primarily at the decision to store trains in areas that ended up getting flooded. The potential damage could cost millions and may have been preventable.
Motorcoach| June 8, 2012

NTSB opens docket on Va. crash

On May 31, 2011, the motorcoach, operated by Sky Express Inc., was traveling northbound on I-95 in the vicinity of milepost 103 in Caroline County, Va., when it departed the right side of the highway and rolled over.
Motorcoach| May 17, 2012

NTSB adds items to NYC coach crash docket

Forty-six photographs and 83 documents totaling more than 1,600 pages have been added to the docket. The information being released is factual in nature and does not provide any analysis.
Motorcoach| March 12, 2012

NTSB to meet on 2011 N.Y. motorcoach crash

The draft report presented to the five NTSB members will include the following issue areas: survival factors, driver background and human factors, highway design, vehicle factors, motor carrier oversight, and the company operating and safety history.
Motorcoach| February 28, 2012

Coach driver acquitted in deaths of 4 passengers

Would have faced up to four years in state prison on each of four counts of criminally negligent homicide.
Bus| July 7, 2011

Miami-Dade considers $100M loan to aid transit

County commissioners may authorize an emergency $100 million bridge loan for the struggling Miami-Dade Transit so it can continue work on key capital projects.
Motorcoach| May 31, 2011

NTSB launches Va. coach crash investigation

The vehicle, operated by Sky Express, was traveling northbound on I-95 en route from Raleigh, N.C., to New York City when it crashed at about 4:55 am ET Monday morning. Numerous fatalities and injuries have been reported.

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