National Transportation Safety Board News

Bus in Fatal Texas Crash Had Seatbelts Only in First Row

Officials investigating a charter bus crash that killed eight people and injured 44 on a rain-slicked South Texas highway said that the vehicle had seat belts only in the first row. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Johnny Hernandez said …

Vehicle Problems Not New for Bus Company in South Texas Crash

The small South Texas bus company involved in a rollover crash that killed eight people and injured 44 others had twice been ordered by Louisiana state inspectors in 2015 to take one of its buses off the road to fix …

Investigators Say Amtrak Engineer Was Distracted Before 2015 Philly Crash

The Amtrak engineer at the controls of a speeding train that derailed in Philadelphia last year, killing eight people, was distracted in the moments before the accident, U.S. investigators are preparing to conclude at a meeting Tuesday. The National Transportation …

NTSB Investigating Texas Bus Crash That Left 8 Dead, 44 Hurt

Federal authorities are investigating a charter bus crash in far South Texas that killed eight people and injured 44 more in a single-vehicle rollover, officials said. Seven people died at the scene Saturday morning, May 14, on U.S. Highway 83, …

Rail Union Blames Corporate Changes at Amtrak for Worker Deaths

Railroad union leaders say a “perfect storm” of corporate changes at Amtrak is largely to blame for two workers being killed on tracks near Philadelphia. In a letter sent on April 13 to Amtrak President Joe Boardman, maintenance-of-way and other …

Kansas Feed Yard Sued over Damaged Tracks, Derailment

Amtrak has filed a federal lawsuit against a southwest Kansas feed yard, accusing it of gross negligence in relation to a train derailment that injured 32 passengers in March. In the suit filed by Amtrak and BNSF, the plaintiffs allege Cimarron Crossing …

Amtrak Ordered to Retrain Workers Following Deadly Crash Outside Philly

Amtrak has been ordered to retrain rail workers on basic safety rules days after a train going 106 miles per hour struck and killed two Amtrak employees working on the same track just south of Philadelphia. The mandate from the …

NTSB: Kansas Derailment Site Track Damage Traced to Grain Truck

The derailment of an Amtrak passenger train in Kansas in March that injured more than two dozen people occurred at a site where there had been damage to the track that has been traced to a grain truck, federal authorities …

2 Killed After Amtrak Train Hits Backhoe Near Philadelphia

An Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia on Sunday causing a derailment, killing two people and sending more than 30 others to hospitals, authorities said. Train 89 was heading from New York to Savannah, …

NTSB: Feed Truck Shifted Track Before Kansas Amtrak Accident

A truck used to deliver feed to a business where cattle are fattened hit a train track and shifted it at least a foot before an Amtrak train derailed in southwest Kansas and injured at least 32 people, an investigator …