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Deborah A.P. Hersman

NTSB chief to lead National Safety Council

Deborah A.P. Hersman was first appointed as a NTSB board member by President Bush in 2004 and before being named chairman by President Obama in 2009, 2011 and 2013, with unanimous Senate confirmation votes.

NTSB calls for audit of FMCSA oversight processes

Also opened the investigative dockets, including more than 2,100 pages, from four recent commercial vehicle accidents, two of which included motorcoaches. Together, the accidents resulted in 25 deaths and 83 injuries.

NTSB's Hersman talks safety with UMA board

Said that the NTSB is "interested in providing solutions, not just identifying problems," and said it is imperative to "educate the public to make the choice to put safety first."

NTSB to hold public forum on positive train control

The "Positive Train Control: Is it on Track?" forum will be held in the NTSB Conference Center in Washington, D.C., and is free and open to the public. A detailed agenda and a list of speakers are forthcoming.

L.A.’s Metrolink previews PTC system

Unveiled its $200-million crash prevention project for an NTSB official. The agency plans to install PTC on its commuter rail network by December 2013, two years ahead of a federal requirement for nationwide deployment.

Hersman, Ferro to appear at UMA EXPO

Motorcoach EXPO 2012 is scheduled for February 8 to 12, with a focus on elevating the industry. The event will feature new and timely education sessions on topics critical to motorcoach professionals, as well as 150 industry suppliers on the tradeshow floor and a variety of networking and social functions open to all attendees.