National Transportation Safety Board
On May 17, an eastbound train derailed and was struck by a westbound train just outside of Bridgeport, injuring 73 passengers, two engineers and a conductor. On May 28, a track foreman was struck and killed by a train in West Haven.
The NTSB was meeting Tuesday to consider a report on the probable cause of a February 2012 accident near Chesterfield, N.J., in which a dump truck slammed into the rear left side of a school bus.
The railroad says all trains are running with scattered delays of up to 15 minutes until 10 p.m. After 10 p.m., bus service will connect commuters to shuttle train service.
A KTVU anchor read along as the following names were displayed on the screen during the station’s Friday noon broadcast: Captain Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, Bang Ding Ow.
The girl had been in critical condition since arriving at the hospital Saturday after the plane crashed, killing two others and leaving others in critical condition.
The fact that the NTSB has said that it will take a year and a half to issue a probable cause finding for the derailment and crash is outrageous, Sen. Richard Blumenthal told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.
The inspection on May 15 found an insulated rail joint with inadequate supporting ballast and indications of vertical movement of the track system, the NTSB said.
The wrecked Metro-North trains from the accident last week that left dozens of people injured were set to be removed from the tracks in Connecticut Sunday.
Investigators have begun their probe — and have not ruled out foul play — following the derailment and collision of two crowded Metro-North trains in Connecticut.
The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood-alcohol content to .05 as part of a series of recommendations aimed at reducing alcohol-related highway deaths.
The ferry was carrying 326 passengers from Atlantic Highlands, N.J. before it crashed into Pier 11 on Jan. 9, injuring 85 people.
An underwater survey of the vessel revealed damage to the port propeller and a more complete hull survey will be conducted when the vessel is hauled from the water for repairs, the NTSB said.
The Seastreak ferry service was set to resume regular service Monday, five days after one of its boats crashed into a Lower Manhattan Pier – leaving some 74 people injured.
“Right now we’re just trying to collect, gather the factual information and the perishable evidence that can go away with the passage of time,” NTSB’s Robert L. Sumwalt said. “We will be going over that boat with a fine tooth comb.”
Investigators believed Wednesday evening that mechanical failure caused the crash involving the Seastreak Wall Street catamaran.