T. Bella Dinh-Zarr ended her tenure with the National Transportation Safety Board on Feb. 15.
The Midwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators annual conference will take place in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from June 3 to 5.
The National Transportation Safety Board releases a preliminary report on a school bus crash in October that killed three students and injured one other.
The list of 10 items includes priorities such as distracted driving, strengthening occupant protection, and implementing collision avoidance systems.
Impacts on the agency from the partial shutdown include not being able to send investigators to 22 accidents, including two highway accidents that resulted in seven fatalities and 15 injuries.
Eighty-seven National Transportation Safety Board accident investigations, including one into a school bus crash that injured 14 students, are stalled as the shutdown stretches beyond 30 days.
Deborah Hersman will leave her post as CEO and president of the National Safety Council to join Waymo, a self-driving technology development company.
Workshops will cover such topics as school choice, employee retention, and school shootings. A live-action event will demonstrate school bus fires and evacuations.
Electronic stability control still isn’t required on school buses in the U.S., so adding the safety technology is still a proactive move.
As New Jersey considers a lap-shoulder belt requirement and reviews several new school bus safety bills, one district equips new buses with the three-point belts and bolsters training. Meanwhile, Tennessee establishes a grant program to fund seat belts on school buses.
Federal investigators and fleet owners will discuss how and why they use video recorders to improve safety.
Aviation veteran Bruce Landsberg starts his term as a board member and vice chairman for the safety agency.
The Senate clears Trump nominees Bruce Landsberg and Jennifer Homendy, bringing the investigative agency to a full board.