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Agenda Set for Fact-Finding Hearing on Metro Smoke

The National Transportation Safety Board has set its final agenda for a two-day hearing on a deadly electrical malfunction on the Metro in Washington where a train inside a tunnel filled with smoke.

06/19/2015

Smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza station during the rush hour on Jan. 12, 2015. The station was temporarily closed after the station with smoke. One person died as several were injured as a result of the incident. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Immediate Fix Recommended for D.C. Metro Components

Federal officials are recommending that D.C.’s subway system immediately repair components that are designed to protect the electrified third rail from water and other contaminants.

06/08/2015

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No Video To Help Amtrak Probe Despite NTSB Recommendation

Five years ago, federal accident investigators recommended that the government require video cameras in locomotive cabs to record engineers’ actions. But it didn’t happen. Now, that’s left a gap in unraveling last week’s fatal Amtrak derailment.

05/18/2015

Smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza station during the rush hour on Jan. 12, 2015. The station was temporarily closed after the station with smoke. One person died as several were injured as a result of the incident. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Investigators Say D.C. Metro Ventilation Inadequate

Federal investigators say Washington’s Metro transit authority did a poor job using ventilation fans to push smoke out of a subway tunnel during a fatal accident last month.

02/11/2015

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NTSB: Gov’t Aircraft Regulations Apply To Drones

The government has the power to hold drone operators accountable when they operate the remote-control aircraft recklessly, a federal safety board ruled Tuesday in a setback to small drone operators chafing under Federal Aviation Administration restrictions.

11/18/2014

Smoke rises from a derailed train May 28, 2013 in White Marsh, Maryland.  The cargo train crashed into a garbage truck near Baltimore and exploded after it derailed.  (credit: Steve Ruark/Getty Images)

Final Report: Driver Distracted in Md. Derailment

Federal regulators are set to release their final report in a fiery 2013 crash between a freight train and a dump truck that caused an explosive derailment and rattled homes a half-mile away.

10/22/2014

Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, says NTSB report. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Study: More Pilots Testing Positive For Drugs

Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, says NTSB report.

09/09/2014

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Families of 2 Killed in Derailment Mull Lawsuit

A day after federal officials released investigative documents about a fatal Maryland train derailment, the parents of two 19-year-old women who were killed in the incident criticized CSX Corporation and federal transportation officials and said they are considering a lawsuit against the railroad.

07/15/2014

Baltimore skyline. (Photo credit: MICHELLE KWAJAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

NTSB: Ship Hit Md. CSX Pier While Going Too Fast

The National Transportation Safety Board says high speed was the probable cause of a shipping accident that did more than $2 million worth of damage to a CSX Corp. coal pier in Baltimore Harbor.

04/18/2014

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Judge Dismisses FAA’s Only Fine Against Commercial Drone User

A federal judge has dismissed the Federal Aviation Administration’s only fine against a commercial drone user on the grounds that the small drone was no different than a model aircraft, a decision that appears to undermine the agency’s power to keep a burgeoning civilian drone industry out of the skies.

03/07/2014

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