Transportation News


Driver Fatigue Cause of Deadly 2016 Motorcoach Crash

WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined the probable cause of a fatal 2016 collision between a motorcoach and tractor-trailer truck near Palm Springs, California, was the California Department of Transportation’s inadequate transportation management plan for stopping highway traffic near utility work, coupled with fatigue related to undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea Read the full article…


85-Feet Tall Billboards Proposed for TX: Traffic Safety Concerns?

A proposed rule from the Texas Department of Transportation would permit billboards to be 85 feet tall, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News reports. Scenic Texas, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Houston, is concerned about the proposal. An alert on its website bearing the name of Vice President Margaret Lloyd calls Read the full article…


NTSB Recommends Cameras for Train Safety

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued three safety recommendations calling upon industry to install crash-resistant inward- and outward-facing cameras in all rail transit vehicles, saying the cameras would greatly aid in crash investigations. The recommendations, issued to the Federal Transit Administration and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority call for recorders Read the full article…