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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee and National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee and National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force

    Washington, DC - - (November 15, 2018) - - U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that she has reconstituted the Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee (ACPAC or Committee) and established the National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force (Task Force) as an ACPAC Subcommittee. The ACPAC will evaluate current aviation consumer protection programs and provide...
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  • Lessons Learned from 41 Maritime Accidents Detailed in National Transportation Safety Board's Safer Seas Digest 2017

    Lessons Learned from 41 Maritime Accidents Detailed in National Transportation Safety Board's Safer Seas Digest 2017





    Washington, DC - - (November 8, 2018) - - Maritime accident investigation reports for collisions, explosions, capsizings and allisions and the lessons learned within those reports are detailed in the National Transportation Safety Board’s Safer Seas Digest 2017, released online Thursday. The publication is a compendium of 41 marine accident reports for accidents involving fishing, offshore supply, cargo, passenger, tanker, towing and government vessels. Reports in the digest were adopted or issued by the NTSB during calendar year 2017. The Safer Seas Digest is a publication designed with mariners in mind, providing them with links from the digest’s summaries to the full i...
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Set to Hold Investigative Hearing on Engine Failure

    National Transportation Safety Board Set to Hold Investigative Hearing on Engine Failure


    Concerning CFM International engine failure on Southwest Airlines flight 1380 in April of 2018 Washington, DC - - (November 6, 2018) - - The National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to hold an investigative hearing, that is open to the public, Wednesday, Nov. 14, beginning at 9 a.m. (EST), in the NTSB’s Board Room and Conference Center. As part of the agency’s ongoing investigation of the fatal, April 17, 2018, CFM International engine failure ...
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  • National Transportation Safety Board says Highway Deaths Account for 95 Percent of all Transportation Fatalities in 2017

    Highway Deaths Account for 95 Percent of all Transportation Fatalities in 2017



    (November 1, 2018) - - Highway crashes claimed the lives of 37,133 people in 2017, accounting for 95 percent of the 38,958 who died in transportation related accidents that year, according to data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The data indicate 712 fewer people died in transportation accidents in 2017, compared to the 39,670 who died in 2016. Aviation, marine and highway deaths decreased while rail and pipeline fatalities increased. Rail experienced the largest increase with 58 more dea...
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  • National Transportation Safety Board says Derailment Demonstrates Need for Use of Safer Rail Tank Cars

    National Transportation Safety Board says Derailment Demonstrates Need for Use of Safer Rail Tank Cars



    Washington, DC - - (October 30, 2018) - - A broken rail, inadequate track maintenance and inspection, and inadequate federal oversight led to the March 10, 2017, derailment of a Union Pacific Railroad ethanol train near Graettinger, Iowa, according to a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report released Tuesday. The agency also said in its report the continued use of US Department of Transportation Specification 111 tank rail tank cars in ethanol service, instead of the more robust DOT-117 tan...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Issues Statement on Safety Value of 5.9 GHz Spectrum

    U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Issues Statement on Safety Value of 5.9 GHz Spectrum



    Washington, DC - - (October 24, 2018) - - Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published the following statement: "Preserving the 5.9 GHz band for transportation communications is essential to public safety today and in the future. The automotive industry and municipalities are already deploying V2X technology and actively utilizing all seven chann...
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  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issues Statement about New Car Assessment Program's Highest Rating

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issues Statement about New Car Assessment Program's Highest Rating




    Washington, DC - - (October 9, 2018) - - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) – known as the 5-Star Safety Ratings Program – provides consumers with information about the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles beyond what is required by Federal law. NCAP conducts a total of three crash tests on new vehicles:...
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  • Federal Trade Commission Gives Final Approval to Settlement with Uber

    Federal Trade Commission Gives Final Approval to Settlement with Uber

    Federal Trade Commission Gives Final Approval to Settlement with Uber




    (October 26, 2018) - - The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a settlement with Uber Technologies, Inc. over allegations that the ride-sharing company deceived consumers about its privacy and data security practices.

    In its complaint, the FTC alleged that Uber failed to monitor employee access to consumers’ personal information on an ongoing basis and to reasonably secure sensitive consumer data it stored in
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  • U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces Significant Upgrades to Chicago Rail Connection with More Than 130 Million Dollars in Infrastructure Grants

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces Significant Upgrades to Chicago Rail Connection with More Than $130 Million in Infrastructure Grants




    Washington, DC - - (October 1, 2018) - - U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao was joined today by Governor Bruce Rauner (R-IL) and members of the Illinois congressional delegation for a grant announcement marking the award of $132,034,680 to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The award funds the 75th Street Corridor Improvements and Argo Connections components...
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces New Maritime Administration Resources for Paducah, KY

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces New Maritime Administration Resources for Paducah, KY


    New Resources Will Allow Agency to Optimize Support of America’s Inland Waterways




    Washington, DC - - (August 23, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Maritime Administration (MARAD) will establish a new, dedicated Gateway office in Paducah, KY. Gateway offices provide assistance to public ports and state and local officials in addressing transportation congestion relief and improving freight and passenger
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