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  • Railroad regulator vows to enforce Dec. 31 safety deadline

    The nation's top railroad regulator said Wednesday she will enforce a Dec. 31 deadline for commuter and freight railroads to install safety technology that experts say could have prevented a deadly Amtrak derailment last month.
  • Senators slam NHTSA on auto safety

    WASHINGTON Armed with an inspector general's report, U.S. senators Tuesday morning sharply criticized a federal agency tasked with ensuring the safety of motorists and passengers, with several suggesting its pleas for more money and personnel should be...

    The Latest: Senators question safety of replacement air bags

    12:55 Replacement air bags from Takata Corp. are safe — as long as they don't have a "batwing," an executive from the company told a Senate hearing. Senators asked Takata Executive Vice President Kevin Kennedy whether consumers can be certain that...

    Senators express frustration with Takata, regulators

    Senators expressed anger and exasperation Tuesday with both air bag maker Takata Corp. and federal auto safety regulators over a problem with defective air bag inflators that has escalated into the largest auto-safety recall in U.S. history. At least...

    Senators: Safety agency must shape up to get more funding

    Senators threatened Tuesday to withhold additional funding from the nation's top auto safety agency until it improves its ability to spot defective parts like Takata Corp.'s exploding air bags. The Senate Commerce Committee met to grill Takata on its...