Topic : National Transportation Safety Board

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NTSB to railroads: Finish the job implementing Positive Train Control

Rail| August 21, 2019

Press event coincided with the 50th anniversary of a train collision in Darien, Conn., that killed four people and injured 43 others.

NTSB makes leadership changes

Government Issues| March 5, 2019

Chairman Robert Sumwalt announced Sharon Bryson managing director and Paul Sledzik deputy managing director.

Government Issues| August 8, 2018

Landsberg named as NTSB vice chairman

Appointment as vice chairman is for a two-year term and the term as member is for five years.

Security and Safety | July 11, 2018

Engineer in deadly Amtrak crash had no experience on new locomotive

The Dec.18, 2017 derailment of Amtrak train #501 killed three people and injured 62.

Rail| January 31, 2018

Train carrying GOP Congress members hits garbage truck, one dead

The chartered train was carrying lawmakers to a retreat in West Virginia.

Security and Safety | December 22, 2017

NTSB conducts initial review of Amtrak train recorders

Inward-facing video with audio captured the crew’s actions and their conversations.

Rail| December 20, 2017

Two train enthusiasts killed in Wash. Amtrak crash

Jim Hamre and Zack Willhoite both worked in the transportation industry.

Rail| November 15, 2017

Feds find ignored safety procedures, fractured safety program led to Amtrak derailment

The train engineer saw equipment and people working on and near track 3 and initiated emergency braking that slowed the train from 106 mph to approximately 99 mph at the time of impact.

Security and Safety | November 9, 2017

Dozens of NJ Transit engineers diagnosed with sleep apnea

In response to a deadly September 2016 train crash, the agency updated its screening process for sleeping disorders.

Security and Safety | September 1, 2017

NTSB: Equip all rail transit vehicles with inward- and outward-facing cameras

The recorders must be easily accessible to review, with appropriate limitations on public release, for accident investigation and as a tool to improve operational safety.

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