In its continuing investigation of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro in the Atlantic Ocean near the Bahamas, the National Transportation Safety Board has developed the following factual information:
Some 1.25 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes, according to the WHO's Global status report on road safety 2015, despite improvements in road safety.
“Road traffic fatalities take an unacceptable toll – particularly on poor people in poor countries,” says Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO.
New task force to develop recommendations by November 20
October 20, 2015
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta yesterday announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced the cause of the February 16, 2015 CSX/Plains All American derailment in Mount Carbon, W.Va. The accident resulted in 27 derailed cars, a fire that ignited immediately and eventually burned for days and the evacuation of hundreds of local residents.
“It's about finding a problem, fixing a problem, and making sure it stays fixed."
October 13, 2015
Speaking recently at the Flight Safety Foundation’s Newsmaker Breakfast at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced the next step in the FAA’s continuing evolution of working with those it regulates.
Often it’s frightening. Sometimes it’s deadly. Road rage – where flaring tempers mix with two-ton machines – continues to be a problem on America’s highways, leading to accidents, assaults and occasionally even murder.
As part of its ongoing investigation into the September 8, 2015, engine fire during takeoff of British Airways flight 2276, a Boeing 777, at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, the NTSB today released the following investigative update.
Found little improvement in safety since 2009 fatal accident
October 1, 2015
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued two urgent safety recommendations calling for direct federal safety oversight of Washington’s Metrorail system by the Federal Railroad Administration.
Fewer roadway accidents and less driver fatigue are among the results of the the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) hours-of-service (HOS) rules implemented in 2013, according to a report released recently by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).