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Transportation Disaster Response and Investigative courses Offered at NTSB Training Center

Transportation Disaster Response and Investigative courses Offered at NTSB Training Center

The National Transportation Safety Board is offering a transportation disaster response course and two investigative courses over the next few months at its training center just outside Washington, D.C. The three-day TRANSPORTATION DISASTER RESPONSE - FAMILY ASSISTANCE course (March 7-9), which was developed for commercial transportation [...]

2010 Numbers Out: FATALITIES ESTIMATED AT 34,925

2010 Numbers Out: FATALITIES ESTIMATED AT 34,925

Despite an overall downward trend in transportation fatalities in the United States, estimates for 2010 released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today reveal a rise in several categories, including motorcycles, medium and heavy trucks, buses, rail and pipeline. The deadly natural gas pipeline accident in San Bruno, California, [...]

Rail Transit: FTA Programs Are Helping Address Transit Agencies’ Safety Challenges, but Improved Performance Goals and Measures Could Better Focus Efforts

Rail Transit: FTA Programs Are Helping Address Transit Agencies’ Safety Challenges, but Improved Performance Goals and Measures Could Better Focus Efforts

GAO-11-199 Summary Although transit service is generally safe, recent high-profile accidents on several large rail transit systems--notably the June 2009 collision in Washington, D.C., that resulted in nine fatalities and 52 injuries--have raised concerns. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) oversees state agencies that directly oversee [...]

FTA’s Rail Accident Database

FTA’s Rail Accident Database

Summary As Congress requested, ((the Government Accountability Office) conducted a review of challenges associated with enhancing safety on major rail transit systems. During the course of that review, we assessed the quality of data that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) collects and maintains in its State Safety Oversight (SSO) Rail [...]

Quality Control Review of Single Audit on the Chicago Transit Authority

Quality Control Review of Single Audit on the Chicago Transit Authority

Summary On January 24, the Office of Inspector General of the US DOT issued a quality control review report on a single audit performed by Crowe Horwath LLP on the Chicago Transit Authority's use of United States Department of Transportation grants for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2009. During this period, the Authority expended about [...]

Quality Control Review of Single Audit on the Chicago Transit Authority

Quality Control Review of Single Audit on the Chicago Transit Authority

Summary On January 24, we issued a quality control review report on a single audit performed by Crowe Horwath LLP on the Chicago Transit Authority's use of United States Department of Transportation grants for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2009. During this period, the Authority expended about $529 million from the Federal Transit [...]

National Transportation Safety Board Washington, DC 20594

National Transportation Safety Board Washington, DC 20594

NTSB PUBLISHES AGENDA FOR CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY IN THE AIR AND IN AUTOMOBILES FORUM SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 9TH The National Transportation Safety Board has published its agenda for the Child Passenger Safety in the Air and in Automobiles forum, which will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2010. The one-day forum will be chaired [...]

Monorail Crash Documents Released

Monorail Crash Documents Released

The NTSB has released documents from the monorail crash that took the life of Austin Wuennenberg, 21, of Kissimmee, who died of multiple traumatic injuries in the July 5, 2009 at Walt Disney World. The incident was a head-on collision between two trains. Osha fined Walt Disney World $44,000. The operator of the pink train said he was backing [...]

NTSB TO RELEASE FACTUAL REPORTS ON 2009 TRANSIT SYSTEM ACCIDENT IN BOSTON

NTSB TO RELEASE FACTUAL REPORTS ON 2009 TRANSIT SYSTEM ACCIDENT IN BOSTON

NTSB Advisory National Transportation Safety Board Washington, DC 20594 November 9, 2010 As part of its continuing investigation into a transit system accident in downtown Boston, the National Transportation Safety Board will open the public accident docket on Wednesday, November 10, 2010. On May 8, 2009, a westbound Massachusetts Bay [...]

Statistics

Statistics

Friday, October 8, 2010 - The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released a technical report, Factors Involved in Fatal Vehicle Crashes, examining the numerous factors that contribute to the severity of fatal motor vehicle crashes. Analysis of the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) database shows [...]

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