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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Canada: Oil train accident shows new safety rules inadequate

    A fiery oil train derailment in Ontario this month suggests new safety requirements for tank cars carrying flammable liquids are inadequate, Canada's transport safety board announced Monday. The accident was the latest in a spate of fiery derailments...
  • State proposes fining CSX for Lynchburg oil spill

    State proposes fining CSX for Lynchburg oil spill
    Virginia's environmental regulators want to fine CSX Transportation $361,000 for the April 2014 derailment in Lynchburg that spilled more than 29,000 gallons of oil into the James River. The fine is part of a proposed agreement between the railroad and...
  • Feds: Damage from NY train-car collision cost railroad $3.7M

    The fiery collision between a commuter train and an SUV that killed six people in the New York City suburbs cost the railroad about $3.7 million in damage, federal investigators said in a preliminary report released Monday. The National Transportation...
  • Plane whizzes past power lines, lands safely in West Boca

    Plane whizzes past power lines, lands safely in West Boca
    It must have been quite a sight for drivers on Florida's Turnpike: A plane that lost power in both engines gliding underneath nearby power lines to land safely behind a residential community. No one was hurt in the emergency landing about 12:30 p.m....
  • Emails show PG&E helped PUC official write safety directive

    Emails show PG&E helped PUC official write safety directive
    In the months after the deadly 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion, California regulators scrambled to order Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to improve the safety of its aging infrastructure. Now, new documents show the utility was deeply involved in the...
  • Driver in Metrolink derailment leaves jail as probe into crash continues

    Driver in Metrolink derailment leaves jail as probe into crash continues
    Freed without charges after days in jail, the pickup driver in this week's Southern California train derailment is focused on how the train's passengers are faring, his son said. "My father and the rest of my family are praying for everyone's speedy...
  • Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules

    Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries. On Feb. 5, the...
  • Driver freed without charges in California train crash

    Federal investigators said a pickup truck driver who turned on to railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train made a "mistake," while prosecutors released him from jail as they considered whether to pursue criminal charges....
  • No charges yet for pickup driver in train crash 'mistake'

    Investigators on Thursday were trying to determine why a pickup truck driver mistakenly turned onto railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train, and prosecutors said they would await more answers before deciding to file...
  • Preparedness key to West Virginia derailment response

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. Emergency personnel responding to an oil train derailment in West Virginia last week applied lessons learned from a rail disaster more than three decades ago, and likely prevented a bad situation from becoming much worse. This...
  • Metrolink derailment: No charges filed against truck driver for now

    Metrolink derailment: No charges filed against truck driver for now
    Prosecutors declined to file charges Thursday against the driver of a pickup truck that was hit by a Metrolink train in Oxnard this week, opting to wait for the completion of the investigation. Ventura County Dist. Atty. Gregory Totten said the...