As part of its ongoing investigation into last week’s accident at LaGuardia Airport where Delta Air Lines flight 1086 veered off the runway shortly after touching down, the NTSB today released its second investigative update.
Investigators over the weekend began interviewing crew members of the Delta Air Lines plane that slid off a runway at LaGuardia Airport last week, resulting in minor injuries to passengers and a major – if temporary – shutdown of the airport.
As we all become caught up in the business of life and perceived need to hurry, accomplish, arrive on time; and as we find ourselves powerless at times and disrespected at others, it is useful to stop and think, what might the Buddha do?
Mayors and team leaders from 85+ cities are preparing to attend a Safer People, Safer Streets Summit in March, as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) “Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets” – an initiative intended to make bicycle and pedestrian safety a priority on the nation’s roads.
New sources are reporting that a commuter train derailed in Ventura County, California early this morning, injuring dozens of people, including crew members. The accident occurred when the train collided with a produce truck that was on the tracks.
The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates trains carrying crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of ten times every year during the next two decades. Derailments are predicted to cause more than $4 billion in damage and possibly kill hundreds of people if an accident happens in a densely populated part of the U.S.
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) office of Railroad, Pipeline, and Hazardous Materials are in communication with the Federal Railroad Administration and CSX emergency response crews on Monday’s train derailment near Mt. Carbon, West Virginia.
Drones, also known as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), are the subject of a framework of regulations proposed this week by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that would limit flights to daylight and visual-line-of-sight operations, set height restrictions, and specify operator certification, among other items.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) yesterday issued urgent recommendations to the Federal Transit Administration, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the American Public Transportation Association calling for improved ventilation procedures during smoke and fire events in tunnels.
Why did the billboard cross the road? It sounds like the opening line of a corny joke, but it’s actually a question raised by a baffling glitch in a Federal Highway Administration study on the safety of electronic billboards. Billboards that seem magically to have moved from one side of the highway to the other are part of a detailed critique by a former FHWA researcher, who says the federal report is so badly flawed that no one should rely on its conclusions.