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Four Views on Safety, The Never-Ending Journey

By Christopher Hart

It is said that safety is not a destination but a never-ending journey.

At the NTSB, we investigate accidents, make recommendations to prevent recurrences, and work for the adoption of our recommendations. 1,044 more words

Aviation Safety

What you need to know about the Lac Mégantic report in one minute

Over a year after a train derailed and its oil-filled tanker cars burst into flames and exploded, ravaging the Quebec town of Lac Mégantic and killing 47, the Transportation Safety Board finally offered some answers Tuesday with the release of its… 209 more words


Railway safety

The MRT cars are breaking down more frequently these days.  Is it any indication that they’re worn out even before their lifespan’s over? Regardless, I’m looking at a visualized performance story of rail safety developed by Montague et. 960 more words


Hazmat Doesn't Care if You're a Volunteer

By Steve Blackistone

Last week, the Board met to discuss and adopt a report on a derailment and hazmat release that occurred in Paulsboro, NJ. On November 30, 2012, just as commuters were heading to work and parents were getting children ready for school, a Conrail train derailed four cars while crossing a bridge over a creek near the center of town. 626 more words

Rail Safety

A more collective approach is required for rail asset management

On the 23rd June 2014, the inaugural RISSB’s Rail Asset Management workshop was held in Sydney in front of broad range of industry. There was representation from rail operators, asset owners, constructors, consultants, suppliers and government which provided a real balance to the day. 448 more words


Making Rail Transit Safer – In Our Own Backyard

By Mark Rosekind, PhD

Summer in Washington and the city’s bustling Metrorail transit system is packed with tourists, interns, and the usual daily commuters including those I work with at the NTSB. 439 more words

Rail Safety