Transportation Safety

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  • Sacramento's Electric Car Share Program Expanded to All Residents

    "Gig is thrilled to bring the largest all-electric car sharing service in the United States to Sacramento, a city that's becoming recognized as a worldwide leader in zero-emission energy," said Jason Haight, president of GIG Car Share.

  • Three NTSB Investigators Sent to France to Assist Crash Investigation

    Three investigators with expertise in recorders, flight crew operations, and human factors have been sent to France to assist with the downloading and analysis of flight recorders from the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 that crashed March 10 shortly after takeoff from the airport in Addis Ababa.

  • Caltrans Replacing Guardrail End Sections

    Caltrans recently announced it has begun replacing approximately 800 X-Lite guardrail end terminals on the state highway system because the terminals do not meet field performance expectations.

  • Automakers Making Progress on Braking Technology Deadline

    The participating automakers voluntarily committed by Sept. 1, 2022, to equip virtually all new light-duty cars and trucks with a gross vehicle weight of 8,500 pounds or less with a low-speed AEB system that includes forward collision warning and crash imminent braking, to help prevent and mitigate front-to-rear crashes.

  • US Joins Canada in Grounding 737 Max Aircraft

    After Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau restricted commercial passenger flights from any air operator, both domestic and foreign, of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 aircraft from arriving, departing, or overflying Canadian airspace, President Donald J. Trump told reporters March 13 that the United States also is grounding the airplanes.

  • At Least 21 UN Employees Aboard Crashed Ethiopian Jet

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres issued a statement saying he is "deeply saddened at the tragic loss of lives" in the Ethiopian Airlines disaster. That flight was bound for Nairobi, Kenya, in clear weather. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane only six minutes into the flight, according to news reports.


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  • Mcity Showcases Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies

    Technology demonstrations at the University of Michigan's Mcity Test Facility in Ann Arbor, Mich., show how connected vehicle communications can make driverless vehicles safer.

  • ATSB Investigator Recorder Specialist

    Investigator Laura Henwood talks about her role as a recorder specialist at the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

  • Boeing Displays Strong Showing at Paris

    In addition to its exciting 737 MAX 9 flying display, Boeing announced orders and commitments for 571 commercial airplanes worth $74.8 billion at list prices during the 2017 Paris Air Show. Also on display at the show were the company's Boeing P-8 Poseidon, CV-22 Osprey, CH-47F Chinook and AH-64D, and the 787-10.