The National Transportation Safety Board announced
Monday it has scheduled a board meeting for 9:30 a.m., 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 transit bus, and, the Nov. 21, 2016, crash of a Hamilton County school
bus in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The two crashes injured 37 people and
Despite the overall safety of school buses, the NTSB
continues to investigate school bus crashes in which fatalities and injuries
occur. The NTSB’s Special Investigation Report will detail the probable
cause for each crash, but by combining both investigations into one
comprehensive report, the NTSB is able to focus on specific areas of concern
found in both crashes, which allows the agency to highlight where
recommendations are needed to continue to improve school bus transportation
The meeting is open to the public and will be held in
the NTSB’s Boardroom and Conference Center, 420 10th
Street, 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/.
The accident investigation pages for each crash (https://go.usa.gov/xQWpz and https://go.usa.gov/xQWpJ) provides links to
previously released information.