Transportation Safety

NTSB calls for tougher standards on trains carrying crude oil

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The National Transportation Safety Board yesterday issued a series of recommendations to the Department of Transportation to address the safety risk of transporting crude oil by rail. In an unprecedented move, the NTSB issued the recommendations in coordination with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.


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Wrong way Corrigans tell NTSB they saw bright lights, landed at wrong airport

Shorter runway forced them to hit the brakes hard
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The two Southwest Airlines pilots who landed a Boeing jet at the wrong Missouri airport last week told National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators that they misidentified airport  beacon lights when they landed a Boeing 737-700 at the wrong Missouri airport January 13.


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Weather, not anti-fatigue rules caused flight cancellations, say pilots

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The recent spate of airline flight cancellations due to the polar vortex was not made worse by the Departments of Transportation’s (DOT) new hours-of-service rules for pilots, according to the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).


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NTSB releases “Ten Most Wanted” list of transportation improvements for 2014

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today released its 2014 Most Wanted List, the top 10 advocacy and awareness priorities for the agency for 2014, which for the first time includes improving operational safety in rail mass transit.


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Speed not a factor in Dec. North Dakota train derailments, collision

NTSB wraps up on scene work, moves investigation to D.C. headquarters
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The Dec. 30th train accident near Casselton, North Dakota caused an estimated $6.1 in damage – and promoted the evacuation of 1,400 residents. A preliminary report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) lays out the facts and figures behind the derailments and collision involving two BNSF Railway trains, but does not identify a cause.


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Crossroads of life and death

By Spencer McDonald

I never made a conscious decision to take up this line of work. In fact, it all happened by chance and coincidence, as so many of life’s bigger decisions do; you reach a crossroads, a path opens up and you think, why not?


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Bus co. used a “shell cover game” to evade safety regs

Attempt to enter U.S. from Mexico brings violations to light
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A Los Angeles-based passenger bus service that was illegally lending its name to other unsafe bus companies has been ordered to cease operations by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which cited of plethora of safety violations that it says were endangering the traveling public.


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Transportation safety – Wear and tear can make the biggest difference

Most of us know we should perform regular health checks on our vehicles, but how many of us actually do them? When was the last time you checked the tyres? Or the oil level? Or even the lights?


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NTSB issues five new general aviation safety alerts

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued five new Safety Alerts last week that provide general aviation (GA) pilots with mitigating strategies for preventing the most frequent types of accidents.


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Train carrying oil strikes derailed train, explodes in N. Dakota

Both trains owned by BNSF Railroad
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A train transporting crude oil exploded in a giant fireball yesterday in North Dakota after hitting another train that had derailed. No injuries were reported, although the accident sent more than 2,400 people living within a five mile radius of the crash site to hastily set up shelters in Fargo.


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