Photo of NTSB Investigator Matt Nicholson.

NTSB Investigator Matt Nicholson during day one at the NTSB forum, Rail Safety: Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol.

Chairman Hersman at the National Press Club

NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman provided her farewell speech to the National Press Club Speakers Breakfast.

Photo of the fishing vessel Moonlight Maid
Photo © Clayton M. Paddock,

NTSB releases final report on a marine accident involving the fishing vessel Moonlight Maid that occurred in Gulf of Alaska on September 20, 2012.

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The NTSB is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the U.S. and significant accidents in other modes of transportation-railroad, highway, marine and pipeline. more >

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Preliminary Report Railroad Train Collision, Bronx, New York, December 1, 2013

Preliminary Report Railroad Train Derailment, Casselton, North Dakota, December 30, 2013

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Member Mark Rosekind

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Member Mark Rosekind is interviewed in an NTSB laboratory for a documentary on how human fatigue affects transportation safety.

Speeches and Testimony

Board member and staff remarks concerning transportation safety:

Chairman Deborah Hersman
Vice Chairman Christopher Hart
Member Robert Sumwalt
Member Mark R. Rosekind
Member Earl F. Weener