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Speed Kills 10,000

Speed Kills 10,000

The NTSB says that speeding is behind about 10,000 highway fatalities annually. From 2005-2014 over 112,500 people died in speed-related accidents on US highways compared to about the same number who died in alcohol-related accidents. Speeding gets less attention.

Update On Rail Collision withAtlantic Station, NYC

Update On Rail Collision withAtlantic Station, NYC

The NTSB launched a team to investigate the rail accident that occurred on January 4, 2017 at 8:20 AM EST in Brooklyn, NY Atlantic Terminal in New York City. The team spent seven days on site. An electric Long Island Railroad passenger train struck a bumping post, derailed a number of M7cars, and resulted in multiple injuries. Dan Donoghue [...]

NTSB Preliminary on San Jose Bus Accident

NTSB Preliminary on San Jose Bus Accident

Preliminary Report: Highway HWY16MH005 Executive Summary The information in this report is preliminary and will be supplemented or corrected during the course of the investigation. About 6:37 a.m. Pacific standard time on Tuesday January 19, 2016, a 2014 MCI D4505 motorcoach, operated by Greyhound Lines Inc. and occupied by a 58-year-old [...]

FRA Administrator Challenges Southeast States to Develop Shared Vision for Rail Service

FRA Administrator Challenges Southeast States to Develop Shared Vision for Rail Service

NTSB Investigators on scene in Fairfield, CT Federal Railroad Administrator Challenges Southeast States to Develop Shared Vision for Rail Service RICHMOND, Va. – Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo today called on elected officials and transportation planners in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia to develop a [...]

FRA Provides $1.8 Million TIGER 2013 Grant for Oklahoma Track Rehabilitation Project.

FRA Provides $1.8 Million TIGER 2013 Grant for Oklahoma Track Rehabilitation Project.

Railroad Avenue Seawall Construction Seattle, FRA Provides $1.8 Million TIGER 2013 Grant for Oklahoma Track Rehabilitation Project. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded a $1.8 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to rehabilitate 12 miles of track [...]

FRA Provides $2.97 Million to Port of San Francisco for Track Improvements U.S. Department

FRA Provides $2.97 Million to Port of San Francisco for Track Improvements U.S. Department

FRA Provides $2.97 Million to Port of San Francisco for Track Improvements The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded a Rail Line Relocation and Improvement Capital Program grant to improve a nearly mile long track within the Port of San Francisco. Once completed in July 2015, the Quint [...]

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Recall

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Recall

NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 14V210 Manufacturer : Westward Industries Make / Model Years : WESTWARD / 2013 Subject : Front Brake Pads may Fall Out of Caliper NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 14V215 Manufacturer : Blue Bird Body Company Make / Model Years : BLUE BIRD / 2009-2015 Subject : Ice May Form in Intake Manifold NHTSA Campaign ID [...]

Recall: NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation

Recall: NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation

NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 14V133 Manufacturer : Autocar Industries, LLC Make / Model Years : AUTOCAR / 2012-2014 Subject : Seat Belt Mounting Bolt Torque/FMVSS 209 NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 14V146 Manufacturer : Keystone RV Company Make / Model Years : KEYSTONE / 2014 Subject : Frame Spring [...]

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on the Deadly Fedex Truck-Student Bus Crash

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on the Deadly Fedex Truck-Student Bus Crash

NTSB has released the preliminary investigation report on the recent road crash involving a FedEx truck and a chartered bus, which occurred on April 10 at Interstate 5 near Orland, CA. The bus was carrying 43 high school students, 2 drivers and 3 chaperones at the time of accident. According to the NTSB report, the 2007 Volvo truck, carrying [...]

FRA to Issue Proposed Rule on Minimum Train Crew Size

FRA to Issue Proposed Rule on Minimum Train Crew Size

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced its intention to issue a proposed rule requiring two-person train crews on crude oil trains and establishing minimum crew size standards for most main line freight and passenger rail operations. The FRA also intends to advance a rulemaking on train [...]

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