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NTSB OFFERING THREE-DAY COURSE FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TO TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENTS

NTSB OFFERING THREE-DAY COURSE FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TO TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENTS

NTSB Advisory National Transportation Safety Board Washington, DC 20594 October 4, 2010 The National Transportation Safety Board is offering a three-day course, "Transportation Disaster Response - A Course for Emergency Responders," at the NTSB Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.) on November 16-18, 2010. The [...]

NTSB SENDS TEAM TO INVESTIGATE RAILROAD ACCIDENT IN MINNESOTA

NTSB SENDS TEAM TO INVESTIGATE RAILROAD ACCIDENT IN MINNESOTA

NTSB Advisory National Transportation Safety Board Washington, DC 20594 October 1, 2010 The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a team to investigate a head-on collision between two Canadian National freight trains in Two Harbors, Minnesota. The accident occurred yesterday around 4:05 pm CDT. Five crew members were injured in [...]

NTSB IDENTIFIES FATIGUED TRUCK DRIVER IN FATAL MULTIVEHICLE COLLISION

NTSB IDENTIFIES FATIGUED TRUCK DRIVER IN FATAL MULTIVEHICLE COLLISION

DATA RECORDERS, TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENTS PROPOSED Washington, DC - The National Transportation Safety Board today determined that the June 2009 fatal multivehicle collision involving a 2008 Volvo truck-tractor semitrailer and a traffic queue near Miami, Oklahoma, was caused by the truck driver's fatigue stemming from his acute sleep loss, [...]

NTSB LAUNCHES TEAM TO INVESTIGATE BUS ACCIDENT IN MARYLAND

NTSB LAUNCHES TEAM TO INVESTIGATE BUS ACCIDENT IN MARYLAND

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a go-team to investigate today's highway accident involving a mid-size bus in Bethesda, Maryland. Local authorities have reported multiple injuries and one fatality. NTSB investigator Mark Bagnard will serve as Investigator-in-Charge. NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt is accompanying the [...]

Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.4% in July from June

Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.4% in July from June

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.4 percent in July from its June level, rising for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today (Table 1). BTS, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology [...]

NTSB COMMENDS OPERATION LIFESAVER AS A LEADER IN REDUCING HIGHWAY-RAIL GRADE CROSSING ACCIDENTS SINCE ORGANIZATION’S FOUNDING

NTSB COMMENDS OPERATION LIFESAVER AS A LEADER IN REDUCING HIGHWAY-RAIL GRADE CROSSING ACCIDENTS SINCE ORGANIZATION’S FOUNDING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2010 SB-10-33 Washington, DC - In a speech today at the Operation Lifesaver, Inc.(OLI) Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman commended OLI for its leading role in efforts to reduce highway-rail grade crossing accidents by more than 80 percent since [...]

NTSB LAUNCHES TEAM TO HIGHWAY ACCIDENT IN MISSOURI

NTSB LAUNCHES TEAM TO HIGHWAY ACCIDENT IN MISSOURI

NTSB Advisory National Transportation Safety Board Washington, DC 20594 August 5, 2010 Stay Connected The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a go- team to investigate today's highway accident involving two school buses in Gray Summit, Missouri. At approximately 10:15 a.m., a four vehicle collision occurred on [...]

NTSB TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ROLLOVER AND FIRE OF A CARGO TANK VEHICLE IN INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

NTSB TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ROLLOVER AND FIRE OF A CARGO TANK VEHICLE IN INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

NTSB TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ROLLOVER AND FIRE OF A CARGO TANK VEHICLE IN INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public hearing on the rollover and fire of a cargo tank vehicle that occurred on Interstate 69 Southbound, Indianapolis, Indiana. The two-day hearing will begin at 9 a.m. on August 3, 2010, [...]

NTSB TO MEET ON 2009 COLLISION OF TWO METRORAIL TRAINS

NTSB TO MEET ON 2009 COLLISION OF TWO METRORAIL TRAINS

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a Board meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. in its Board Room and Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, D.C. There is one item on the agenda. On June 22, 2009, two Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) trains collided on the Red Line. The operator [...]

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