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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Feds order inspections of train tunnel ventilation systems

    Federal transit officials said Wednesday they are ordering the inspection of ventilation systems in train tunnels nationwide after an electrical malfunction filled a train inside a Washington tunnel with smoke, leading to a passenger's death. The...
  • Executive gets 12 years in deadly helicopter fraud case

    A former executive was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 13 years in prison after admitting he provided false performance specifications to win a firefighting contract for a helicopter that crashed on a 2008 forest fire in California, killing seven firefighters...
  • Congressional delegation says Metro still has safety issues

    Members of Congress from the Washington area say they're troubled that the Metro subway system isn't doing enough to ensure that passengers are safe following a fatal malfunction in January. The regional delegation received a briefing on Metro safety...
  • Newlyweds sue Amtrak over train crash

    PHILADELPHIA Two newlyweds who were injured in the crash of Amtrak train 188 on May 12 have sued the rail line and engineer Brandon Bostian in federal district court in Philadelphia, alleging that reckless operation of the train caused its derailment....
  • CTA to overhaul bus driver training after fatal crash

     CTA to overhaul bus driver training after fatal crash
    An out-of-control CTA bus that plowed into vehicles and killed a pedestrian during the evening rush hour on Michigan Avenue last week exposed systemic weaknesses in the way the transit agency trains, assigns and supervises new bus drivers, CTA President...
  • Passenger jets back in service after clipping wings at Burbank Bob Hope Airport

    One passenger jet clipped the wing of a second airliner while pulling away from the terminal at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank on Saturday morning, officials said. It happened just before 7:30 a.m., as Flight 4721 was departing for Sacramento with 106...
  • Defective pipe joint installed by Con Edison led to deadly Harlem blast, NTSB says

    The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that a defective pipe joint installed by Consolidated Edison sparked a deadly natural gas explosion that toppled two New York City buildings last year, killing eight people and injuring dozens. A...
  • NTSB blames 2014 ship channel collision, spill on tugboat

    A tugboat captain's decision to try to beat a cargo ship into the Houston Ship Channel is the probable cause of a 2014 collision that spilled 168,000 gallons of oil that drifted up to 200 miles down the Texas Gulf coast, according to a federal report...
  • NTSB: Engineer was not talking, texting when Amtrak train derailed

    PHILADELPHIA The engineer of Amtrak Train 188 was not talking or texting on his cellphone before the train's deadly derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. The finding supported statements by the...
  • Lawmakers want crash technology assessed in new car ratings

    WASHINGTON Legislation being proposed in the U.S. House and Senate Wednesday would require federal auto regulators to include information about collision-avoidance systems in their new car safety ratings. The legislation is being proposed by U.S. Sens....
  • Amtrak engineer didn't use cellphone before Philadelphia crash: NTSB

    Amtrak engineer didn't use cellphone before Philadelphia crash: NTSB
    The engineer in last month's fatal Amtrak crash wasn't using his cellphone to talk, text or download anything just before the train sped off the tracks, investigators said Wednesday, addressing one big question about what might have caused the accident...