Transportation Safety

News & Articles

  • Six Dead in Bridge Collapse at FIU

    A new pedestrian bridge under construction near the campus of Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing eight cars underneath the concrete slabs.

  • Three New Members Added to Hydrographic Advisory Panel

    They and two reappointed members joined the panel's 10 current members in February, according to the NOAA announcement, which said the panel still is seeking five new members for a four-year term that starts Jan. 1, 2019, and runs through 2022.

  • Beta Test Set for FAA Drone Authorizing System

    For drone operators, using LAANC can get them near real-time airspace authorizations, far less time that the manual authorization process requires. Also, air traffic controllers can see where planned drone operations will take place.

  • Miami International Opens Facial Recognition Passport Screening Facility

    The Concourse E facility opened Feb. 27 after a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Since launching a facial recognition pilot program in November, the facility has been screening as many as 10 passengers per minute.

  • New Caltrans Leaders Sworn In

    Laurie Berman is the transportation department's new director and Ryan Chamberlain its new chief deputy director. Gov. Jerry Brown, who appointed both, said they are a strong leadership team for the department, which is an $8.5 billion organization with nearly 20,000 employees.

  • Australian Safety Standards to be Relaxed for Trains Too Wide to Fit Tunnels

    The new intercity trains, which are being built in South Korea, will be about 3.1 meters across, making them too wide to travel on the Blue Mountains Line to Katoomba and Lithgow without a rail line upgrade.


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  • 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.

  • 3M™ Safer Roads: Virtual Reality Experience

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