Transportation Safety

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  • NTSB Cites Company Culture in 2015 Crash of Alaska Sightseeing Plane

    "Pilot decisions are informed, for better or worse, by their company's culture. This company allowed competitive pressure to overwhelm the common-sense needs of passenger safety in its operations. That's the climate in which the accident pilot worked," said NTSB Acting Chairman Robert Sumwalt, who was a pilot for 32 years, flying for both Piedmont Airlines and US Airways.

  • NSC's Injury Facts 2017: 'Alarming Trends, Alarming Data'

    Fatigue's safety impact at work and the industries most negatively affected by it are included in this annual report for the first time.

  • Port Planning/Investment Toolkit Developed

    "AAPA recognized the infrastructure project needs and funding concerns faced by America's ports," said Kurt Nagle, AAPA's president and CEO. "The capabilities to handle the mountains of freight that move through America's seaports each year require costly investments."

  • UK Opens Competition for New High-Speed Trains

    "Britain's new railway will carry over 300,000 people a day, improve connections between our great cities, free up space on our existing rail lines, generate jobs, and help us build an economy that works for all. But what will make HS2's reputation from day one will be its trains," Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said.

  • FAA to Hold Airspace Improvement Workshops in Las Vegas

    Three workshops on proposed airspace improvements will be held this week.

  • NTSB Holding Second Roundtable on Distracted Driving Next Week

    The April 26 event is being presented in Wsahington, D.C., in collaboration with, DRIVE SMART Virginia, and the National Safety Council.


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  • Diverging Diamond Interchange Comes to Washington State

    WSDOT will build the state's first Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) at Interstate 5 and State Route 510 in Lacey. DDIs are a proven way to move more people and reduce the potential for collisions by reducing conflict points. This project is scheduled to begin in the 2018 construction season.

  • Airbus ROPS: Landing Within the Runway Length in All Conditions

    Airbus' patented Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS), certified for the company’s A320, A330, A350 and A380 families of aircraft, increases pilots' situational awareness during landing, reduces exposure to runway excursion risk, and if necessary, provides active protection. This 2016 video explains how ROPS aids crews in making safe landings.

  • The Future of Automation is Happening Now at Volvo

    For the first time ever, Volvo will demonstrate its self-driving truck for a broader audience, a solution the company believes will ultimately revolutionize the mining industry. The future of automation is happening, according to this May 2016 Volvo video.

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