The National Transportation Safety Board has scheduled a board meeting for May 22, 2018, to consider the Special
Investigation Report based on the investigation of two 2016 school bus crashes.
The Special Investigation Report examines selective issues
in school bus transportation safety discovered during the NTSB’s investigation
of the Nov. 1, 2016, crash involving a Baltimore City school bus and a Maryland
Transit Administration bus, and, the Nov. 21, 2016, crash of a Hamilton County
school bus in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The two crashes injured 37 people and killed 12, including six Woodmore Elementary
School students aboard the Hamilton County school bus.
The NTSB’s Special Investigation Report will detail the
probable cause for each accident, but by combining the investigations of two
crashes with student transportation safety issues, the NTSB is able to focus on
selective issues found in both crashes, which allows the agency to highlight
where recommendations are needed to continue to improve school bus
The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the
NTSB’s Boardroom and Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington. A
link to a live webcast of the meeting will be available shortly before the
start of the meeting at http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org/.
Opening Statement - Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt
Baltimore, MD Crash Overview - Jennifer Morrison, Investigator-In-Charge
School Bus Driver Fitness for Duty - Mary Pat McKay, MD
School Bus Driver Licensing - Rafael Marshall, PhD
Chattanooga, TN Crash Overview - Robert Accetta, Investigator-In-Charge
School Bus Driver Performance - Kenny Bragg
School Bus Safety and Oversight
Baltimore, MD School Bus Operator Oversight - Mike Fox
Chattanooga, TN School Bus Operator Oversight - Shawn Currie
Large School Bus Occupant Protection - Thomas Barth, Ph.D.
Crash Prevention Technologies - David Pereira
Event Data Recorders - Jane Foster
Closing Statement - Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt
NTSB public events are also streamed live via webcast. Webcasts are archived for a period of three months from the time of the meeting. Webcast archives are generally available by the end of the event day for public Meetings, and by the end of the next day for Technical conferences.
If you wish to obtain a copy of NTSB meetings, please contact the NTSB Records Management Division at (202) 314-6551 or 800-877-6799. You may also request this information from the NTSB web site or write the following: National Transportation Safety Board, Records Management Division (CIO-40), 490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW,Washington, DC 20594. View archived video of meetings (Webcasts are archived for a period of three months from the time of the meeting.)