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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Sarah Longwell: Let's get the real drunks off the road

    The National Transportation Safety Board is on a mission to lower the legal drunk-driving limit to .05. For a 120-pound woman, that would spell jail time for having just one drink and then driving.  For those of us who work in the alcohol policy arena,...
  • Airports try to keep pace with influx of animals on property

    MILWAUKEE Wings and tails are crucial parts of most aircraft, but also can be major hazards when they happen to be made of feathers or fur. Airplanes colliding with animals ranging from white-tailed deer to birds of every shape and size are a constant...
  • Pilot killed at Reno Air Races, scene of 2011 crash

    (Reuters) - A veteran pilot died when he crashed during qualifying for the National Championship Air Races, official said on Tuesday in Reno, where 11 people were killed in 2011 when a World War Two-era plane slammed into the ground near the grandstand....
  • U.S. blames pilot errors, fatigue for 2013 UPS plane crash in Alabama

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The fatal crash of a United Parcel Service Inc cargo plane at an Alabama airport last year resulted from pilot errors that caused it to clip trees and slam into the ground just short of the runway, the National Transportation Safety...
  • Drug use up among U.S. pilots killed in crashes: government study

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tests on pilots killed in plane crashes in the United States since 1990 have found a four-fold increase in the use of legal and illegal drugs, according to a study released on Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. Of...
  • City wants tighter rules on crude oil trains

    City wants tighter rules on crude oil trains
    Warning that the frequent railroad trains loaded with crude oil passing through the Chicago area are a “serious risk to public safety,” the City Council is calling for tighter restrictions on the shipments than federal officials proposed in...
  • Toyota: Precollision Systems 'Widely Available' by 2018 Model Year

     
    Toyota says it plans to introduce new collision mitigation technology in 2015 and hopes the technology will become widely available ??? but not necessarily standard ??? across the automaker's lineup by the 2018 model year. Company executives recently told...
  • Rail union members vote down BNSF proposal to cut train crew size

    A tentative agreement to reduce train crew size on one of the nation's largest rail carriers has failed, according to the labor union whose members voted on it this week. The pact would have eliminated on-board conductors on 60 percent of BNSF Railway,...
  • Families mark 20th anniversary of air crash that spurred fed advocacy group

    MOON, Penn. As it was two decades ago, this night felt similar : blue-skied and temperate. But for the nearly 200 people gathered in Moon, it marked 20 years of grief and heartache, change and triumph. At 7:03 p.m., families, friends and loved ones...
  • 2 injured in small plane crash on Kendall-LaSalle County border

    2 injured in small plane crash on Kendall-LaSalle County border
    A student and instructor were injured when the small plane they were in crashed in a bean field on the border between LaSalle and Kendall counties, near Newark, knocking out power to 1,400 customers this afternoon. The extent of the victims' injuries...
  • Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged

    Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged
    Chicago area communities must act soon to demand the federal government tighten proposed regulations on railroad tank cars that carry crude oil and other hazardous materials, a coalition of suburbs says. Federal regulators especially need to close a...