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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Derailment victims recalled as 'great students, great people'

    Derailment victims recalled as 'great students, great people'
    In the year that he has lived on Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Jim VanHeel has seen flooding, a deadly shooting at a nearby church and, early Tuesday morning, a fatal train derailment. "It seems like something is always happening," he said. The...
  • CSX has history of Maryland derailments

    CSX has history of Maryland derailments
    The derailment that killed two young women in Ellicott City Tuesday morning adds one more incident to a long history of CSX trains leaving the tracks in Maryland — from little-remembered events in the company's own railyards to the spectacular...
  • Stores on Main Street try to maintain business as usual

    Stores on Main Street try to maintain business as usual
    A previously scheduled meeting to discuss the revitalization of historic Ellicott City went on as scheduled Tuesday night, less than 24 hours after two Ellicott City teenagers were killed when a CSX train derailed over the Main Street bridge. After...
  • Ellicott City derailment raises questions of track safety

    Ellicott City derailment raises questions of track safety
    As cleanup crews and investigators focus on the aftermath of a coal train derailment that killed two college students in Ellicott City, some officials are looking at new ways to keep people off the tracks that run through the historic district. Hours...
  • NTSB digs deep but not fast in probe of Ellicott City derailment

    NTSB digs deep but not fast in probe of Ellicott City derailment
    Within hours of the CSX train derailment that killed two young women in Ellicott City early Tuesday, investigators from the National Transportation Safety board were on the scene to determine why it happened. When tragedy strikes in the nation's skies or...
  • Cause of deaths determined for teens killed in Ellicott City train derailment

    Cause of deaths determined for teens killed in Ellicott City train derailment
    The deaths of two Ellicott City teens who were buried in coal after a CSX train derailed shortly after midnight Tuesday has been ruled an accident, according to Howard County Police.  Police said Thursday the medical examiner determined compressional...
  • After train derailment, supporters flock to Ellicott City

    After train derailment, supporters flock to Ellicott City
    When Ellicott City's Main Street re-opened to traffic Friday night, Mark Hemmis was watching the cars line up and drive by his restaurant. He said he couldn't remember the last time he had seen so many cars on the street; he certainly hadn't seen that...
  • Two Annapolis residents dead after plane crash in Virginia

    Two Annapolis residents were killed in a plane crash in Virginia Friday evening. Jon Couch, 46, and his mother, Frances G. Couch, 72, died at the scene in a field on the racetrack of Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. Couch was...
  • Sarah Longwell: Let's get the real drunks off the road

    The National Transportation Safety Board is on a mission to lower the legal drunk-driving limit to .05. For a 120-pound woman, that would spell jail time for having just one drink and then driving.  For those of us who work in the alcohol policy arena,...
  • City wants tighter rules on crude oil trains

    City wants tighter rules on crude oil trains
    Warning that the frequent railroad trains loaded with crude oil passing through the Chicago area are a “serious risk to public safety,” the City Council is calling for tighter restrictions on the shipments than federal officials proposed in...
  • Families mark 20th anniversary of air crash that spurred fed advocacy group

    MOON, Penn. As it was two decades ago, this night felt similar : blue-skied and temperate. But for the nearly 200 people gathered in Moon, it marked 20 years of grief and heartache, change and triumph. At 7:03 p.m., families, friends and loved ones...
  • Toyota: Precollision Systems 'Widely Available' by 2018 Model Year

     
    Toyota says it plans to introduce new collision mitigation technology in 2015 and hopes the technology will become widely available ??? but not necessarily standard ??? across the automaker's lineup by the 2018 model year. Company executives recently told...