National Transportation Safety Board http://wamc.org en NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations To Metro-North http://wamc.org/post/ntsb-issues-safety-recommendations-metro-north <p>A federal agency has issued safety recommendations following December’s fatal Metro-North commuter train derailment in the Bronx. The recommendations come in the form of a letter to Metro-North’s president.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:35:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 84132 at http://wamc.org NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations To Metro-North Gov. Cuomo: Human Error Behind Fatal NY Crash http://wamc.org/post/gov-cuomo-human-error-behind-fatal-ny-crash <p></p><p></p><p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says it appears an engineer's speeding is likely to be what caused the fatal derailment of a New York City commuter train.</p><p>Cuomo made his comments Wednesday on New York public radio's 'Capitol Pressroom' show. Four people were killed and more than 60 others injured in the Sunday morning crash on a riverside curve in the Bronx.</p><p>The National Transportation Safety Board said the Metro-North Railroad train was travelling at more than 80 mph going into the curve, nearly three times the 30 mph speed limit.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:12:59 +0000 Jaired Crofut 79193 at http://wamc.org Gov. Cuomo: Human Error Behind Fatal NY Crash Lawyer: NY Engineer Had 'Daze' Before Train Crash http://wamc.org/post/lawyer-ny-engineer-had-daze-train-crash <p>An attorney says a New York train engineer experienced a nod or "a daze" before his train derailed at a curve, killing four passengers.</p><p>Attorney Jeffrey Chartier accompanied engineer William Rockefeller to his interview with National Transportation Safety Board investigators and described the account Rockefeller gave Tuesday.</p><p>He says Rockefeller's daze was "almost like road fatigue" or the phenomenon sometimes called highway hypnosis.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:00:04 +0000 Jaired Crofut 79101 at http://wamc.org Lawyer: NY Engineer Had 'Daze' Before Train Crash NYC Train Derailment Airs Queries About Technology http://wamc.org/post/nyc-train-derailment-airs-queries-about-technology <p>The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling into a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit is fueling questions about whether automated crash-avoidance technology could have prevented the deadly disaster.</p><p>National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener said Monday that the Metro-North Railroad train was going 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph turn and derailed Sunday. Four people were killed and more than 60 others were injured.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:17:16 +0000 Jaired Crofut 79016 at http://wamc.org NYC Train Derailment Airs Queries About Technology Cuomo: High Speed A Central Cause Of Train Crash http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-high-speed-central-cause-train-crash <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the National Transportation Safety Board findings make it clear that "extreme speed was a central cause" of the deadly train derailment in New York City.</p><p>The NTSB said Monday the Metro-North Railroad commuter train was traveling 82 mph as it approached a 30 mph zone when it jumped the tracks Sunday morning along a sharp curve in the Bronx. Four passengers died.</p><p>Cuomo released a statement Monday saying his administration will continue to work closely with the NTSB as it investigates the cause of the accident.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:11:24 +0000 Jaired Crofut 79015 at http://wamc.org Cuomo: High Speed A Central Cause Of Train Crash Veteran Reporter And Mental Health Expert Discuss Train Derailment http://wamc.org/post/veteran-reporter-and-mental-health-expert-discuss-train-derailment <p>Federal investigators have recovered a second data recorder at the crash site of Sunday’s Metro-North commuter train derailment in the Bronx. While the public awaits answers about what caused the fatal derailment, a few experts are weighing in about other aspects of the disaster.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:37:31 +0000 Allison Dunne 78964 at http://wamc.org Veteran Reporter And Mental Health Expert Discuss Train Derailment Probe Seeks Cause Of Fatal NYC Train Crash http://wamc.org/post/probe-seeks-cause-fatal-nyc-train-crash <p>Federal authorities are investigating what might have caused a commuter train to derail in New York City, killing four people and injuring more than 60 others.</p><p>The National Transportation Safety Board is probing Sunday's fatal Metro-North train crash. The agency says its investigators will spend up to 10 days looking into the crash.</p><p>Authorities say the train was rounding a riverside curve early Sunday when it derailed, toppling cars and throwing some riders from their seats.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:41:00 +0000 Jaired Crofut 78919 at http://wamc.org Probe Seeks Cause Of Fatal NYC Train Crash Federal Transportation Officials to Hold Safety Hearing http://wamc.org/post/federal-transportation-officials-hold-safety-hearing <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal transportation officials have scheduled a two-day hearing as part of their investigation into two Metro-North Railroad accidents in Connecticut this year.</p><p><a href="http://www.ntsb.gov/" target="_blank">The National Transportation Safety Board</a> announced on Tuesday that government agencies, unions and others will speak at the hearings set for October 22 and 23.</p><p>Two commuter trains crashed on May 17, sending 60 people to the hospital. Five were critically injured.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:55:56 +0000 Jim Levulis 74271 at http://wamc.org Federal Transportation Officials to Hold Safety Hearing Search For Passenger In NY Plane Crash In 4th Day http://wamc.org/post/search-passenger-ny-plane-crash-4th-day <p>Authorities say they have removed the main wreckage of a small plane from an upstate New York pond, but a brain cancer patient who was on the volunteer medical flight remains missing.</p><p>A National Transportation Safety Board spokesman said Tuesday the fuselage was pulled out of the water in Ephratah, an hour west of Albany. It will be taken for inspection along with debris found in the surrounding area.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 10:12:55 +0000 Jaired Crofut 65795 at http://wamc.org Search For Passenger In NY Plane Crash In 4th Day NY Court Rejects Inspector Liability in Capsizing http://wamc.org/post/ny-court-rejects-inspector-liability-capsizing <p>New York's top court has rejected damages claims against state inspectors who continually recertified a tour boat for 48-passenger capacity before it overturned on an Adirondack lake in 2005, drowning 20 people during a leaf-peeping tour.<br><br>The Court of Appeals said Thursday that the state generally isn't liable for "the negligent performance" of government functions unless it has some "special duty" to those hurt.<br> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:25:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 53009 at http://wamc.org