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Tag: National Transportation Safety Board

Tomorrow marks 10th anniversary of a major Illinois train accident

Most Chicago readers will no doubt remember a tragic transportation accident that is about to have its 10th anniversary. On February 9, 2003, a tanker train on its way to Chicago and carrying thousands of gallons of caustic chemicals suddenly …

Accident fatality prevention: NTSB’s annual most wanted – Part II

In our previous post, we began a discussion about the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) annual most-wanted list regarding transportation safety reform and fatal accident prevention. From repairing dangerous roads and highways to enacting safety restrictions on the driving habits …

Accident fatality prevention: NTSB’s annual most wanted – Part I

Unless an Act of God or freak malfunction occurs, most fatal accidents are preventable. Unfortunately, tens of thousands of Americans suffer the worst fate imaginable as a result of fatal truck accidents, fatal car accidents and other preventable injurious transportation accidents …

NTSB pushes for new design to reduce severity of train accidents

Chicago has long been a crucial railroad hub in the Midwest, and the city’s rapid development is wedded to the business that came via train. Unfortunately, the cost of progress can be high. While train accidents may not be as …