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Several deficiencies exposed in Skagit River Bridge collapse

Brian Ethridge - Jul 22, 2014

Several deficiencies exposed in Skagit River Bridge collapse

Several deficiencies have been exposed following the collapse of Skagit River Bridge on Interstate-5 near Mt. Vernon, Wash. The collapse happened when the bridge was struck by a truck carrying an oversized load. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found a ...

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String of failures led to I-5 bridge strike, collapse in 2013, NTSB says

James Jaillet - Jul 17, 2014

String of failures led to I-5 bridge strike, collapse in 2013, NTSB says

The collapsed section of I-5 in Washington over the Skagit River. The bridge has since been repaired. The National Transportation Safety Board blames a “series of deficiencies” on the events that led to a truck with an oversized load striking a sway ...

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Hersman leaves NTSB, joins National Safety Council as president and CEO

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 12, 2014

Hersman leaves NTSB, joins National Safety Council as president and CEO

National Transportation Safety Board Chair Deborah Hersman is set to leave the agency in the coming weeks to join the National Safety Council as president and CEO, Politico reports. Hersman, who has been on the NTSB since 2004, will leave the ...

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Senate Commerce panel to meet on rail safety

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 07, 2014

Senate Commerce panel to meet on rail safety

A Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation panel is set to discuss rail safety next week. The Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security is scheduled to meet on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. for ...

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Rail safety among NTSB’s top 10 most wanted transportation improvements for 2014

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 21, 2014

Rail safety among NTSB’s top 10 most wanted transportation improvements for 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its 2014 Most Wanted List, which features the agency’s top 10 advocacy and awareness priorities for the year. For the first time, the agency has included safety in rail mass transit on the ...

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NTSB stops, delays thousands of investigations due to government shutdown

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 14, 2013

NTSB stops, delays thousands of investigations due to government shutdown

The federal government shutdown has been in effect for nearly two weeks and has so far resulted in 18,481 furloughs in the U.S. Department of Transportation and the suspension of most DOT programs not safety-related. Many DOT administrations have stopped social ...

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NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman to speak at Senate Commerce Committee shutdown hearing

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 10, 2013

NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman to speak at Senate Commerce Committee shutdown hearing

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairwoman Deborah Hersman will speak Friday at a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on the impacts of the government shutdown. The shutdown resulted in 18,481 furloughs in the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well ...

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More than 200 Washington bridges are fracture-critical

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 17, 2013

More than 200 Washington bridges are fracture-critical

More than 200 of Washington state’s bridges are classified as fracture-critical and could collapse if a key component of the bridge fails, according to KUOW. Of those bridges, at least three have been struck multiple times in the past five years, ...

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Senate Transportation Committee discusses rail safety, NTSB calls for shunting use after track worker’s death

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 18, 2013

Senate Transportation Committee discusses rail safety, NTSB calls for shunting use after track worker’s death

Following the May 28 death of a track worker who was struck by a Metro-North train in Connecticut, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) has scheduled a hearing with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for tomorrow at 10 a.m., ...

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Daylight savings means dangerous drivers

John Latta - Mar 07, 2013

Daylight savings means dangerous drivers

Here comes daylight saving time. And with it, says the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB),  a sudden wave of tired (read dangerous) drivers. "In one night, this will generate a 300 million-hour national sleep debt and in the few days it ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Sep 01, 2010

RoadWorks

LaHood Backs Water Highways as Alternative to New Road Capacity By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson The Obama Administration, ambivalent about increased highway capacity, is forging ahead with its support for water route alternatives as a way to ease ...

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