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  • National Transportation Safety Board Issues 5 Urgent Safety Recommendations as Investigation of Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions, Fires Continues

    National Transportation Safety Board Issues 5 Urgent Safety Recommendations as Investigation of Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions, Fires Continues



    Washington, DC - - (November 15, 2018) - - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued five urgent safety recommendations in a safety recommendation report issued Thursday. The recommendations made are based on investigators' findings in the NTSB's ongoing investigation of the Sept. 13, 2018, series of explosions and fires in the Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts, that killed one person and sent at least 21 others to area hos...
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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 Highway Traffic Safety Administration Urges Motorists to Drive Safely Near School Zones and Bus Stops

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Urges Motorists to Drive Safely Near School Zones and Bus Stops





    Washington, DC - - (November 2, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging motorists to exercise caution and follow State laws when approaching a school bus or school crossing. Following a string of recent tragedies in Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky, NHTSA is calling on the public and media to help educate communities on ways to reduce incidents of stop-arm violations and ensure all students arrive to and from school safely.

    NHTSA Deputy Administrator Heidi King today issued a video message addressing recent accidents at school bus stops and urging motorists to do their part to keep children safe.
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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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  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Directs Driverless Shuttle to Stop Transporting School Children in Florida

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Directs Driverless Shuttle to Stop Transporting School Children in Florida




    Washington, DC - - (October 19, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a letter directing Transdev North America to immediately stop transporting school children in the Babcock Ranch community in Southwest Florida on the EZ10 Generation II driverless shuttle. Transdev’s use of the driverless shuttle to transport...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments



    Total Exceeds $4.8 Billion


    Washington, DC - - (October 12, 2018) - - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this month, to agricultural producers through the Farm Service Agency’s Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. Approximately
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Opens Public Docket for Concan, Texas Highway Crash Investigation

    National Transportation Safety Board Opens Public Docket for Concan, Texas Highway Crash Investigation

    Editor's note: The National Transportation Safety Board published the following information:


    Washington, DC - - (October 3, 2018) - - The National Transportation Safety Board opened the public docket Wednesday for the March 29, 2017, crash involving a pick-up truck and a 13-passenger bus near Concan, Texas. The crash occurred when a pick-up truck traveling north on U.S. 83 crossed the double, solid-yellow centerline, entered the southbound lane, and collided with the bus. The bus driver and 12 of the 13 passengers were killed. The truck d
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Issues 11 Safety Recommendations to Improve Pedestrian Safety

    National Transportation Safety Board Issues 11 Safety Recommendations to Improve Pedestrian Safety




    Washington, DC - - (September 15, 2018) - - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Highway Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are the recipients of 11 safety recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Tuesday in its Pedestrian Safety Special Investigation Report.

    Following the NTSB’s Pedestrian Safety Forum in 2016, the Office of Highway Safety investigated
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  • National Transportation Safety Board says a Flight Crew Misidentified Runway, Caused Taxiway Overflight

    National Transportation Safety Board says a Flight Crew Misidentified Runway, Caused Taxiway Overflight



    Washington, DC - - (September 25, 2018) - - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined Tuesday an Air Canada flight crew’s lack of awareness caused the July 7, 2017, overflight of a taxiway at San Francisco International Airport. Air Canada flight 759 was cleared to land on runway 28R but instead lined up with parallel taxiway C where four airplanes were awaiting clearance to take off. Flight 759 descended to an altitude of 100 feet above ground leve
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  • Near Miss at San Francisco Airport Subject of National Transportation Safety Board Meeting

    Near Miss at San Francisco Airport Subject of National Transportation Safety Board Meeting




    Washington, DC - - (August 31, 2018) - - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) plans to hold a board meeting Sept. 25, 2018, to determine the probable cause of the July 7, 2017, near miss at San Francisco International Airport. Air Canada flight 759, an Airbus A320, was cleared to land on runway 28R at San Francisco International Airport, but the airplane lined up with parallel taxiway C, which had four airplanes on it awaiting takeoff clearance. Air Canada ...
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  • FDA takes Important Steps to Encourage Appropriate and Rational Prescribing of Opioids through Final Approval of New Safety Measures Governing the Use of Immediate-release Opioid Analgesic Medications

    FDA takes Important Steps to Encourage Appropriate and Rational Prescribing of Opioids through Final Approval of New Safety Measures Governing the Use of Immediate-release Opioid Analgesic Medications




    Today’s action places immediate-release opioid analgesic drugs intended for use in an outpatient setting into agency’s Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy


    (September 18, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took new steps as part of its broader efforts to address the opioid crisis by approving the final Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation
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