Washington — Aiming to keep pace with emerging technologies and reduce the time needed to complete investigations, the National Transportation Safety Board has hired a record number of staff this year.
Washington — Although alcohol is a factor in nearly 1 out of 3 traffic deaths, federal and state agencies need to also address driver impairment from cannabis and prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
Washington — Safe navigation of bulk carriers requires bridge teams to use all available resources – including paper charts, electronic charts and radar – to avoid potential hazards. That’s the National Transportation Safety Board’s conclusion after its investigation into a January 2021 incident involving a bulk carrier striking an oil and gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
Washington — A railway crew’s failure to operate within safe speed requirements and the Federal Railroad Administration’s interpretation of a safety regulation were factors in a fatal collision between a BNSF intermodal train and a work train in 2018, the National Transportation Safety Board has concluded.
Washington — The National Transportation Safety Board is closing three safety recommendations related to the installation of Positive Train Control – emergency slowing and stopping systems designed to help prevent train crashes and derailments caused by human error.
Washington — The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for changes to shipping requirements for certain types of lithium-ion batteries, after an agency investigation into a shipment of batteries that ignited while being transported via a delivery truck in Canada.
Washington — The National Transportation Safety Board has announced that three more recommendations from its 2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements have been implemented, boosting the total number of recommendations fulfilled to 38.