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NTSB Highlights Transportation Safety Wish List

Federal safety officials say they want a crackdown on impaired and distracted drivers, wider use of collision-avoidance technology in cars, and tougher regulations for operators of air tours and medical flights. The National Transportation Safety Board laid out a wish …

Springdale to Install Protected Lanes for Bicyclists

Jonathan Perrodin recently rode his bicycle west along West Maple Avenue in Springdale, Arkansas. A driver in a large pickup honked from the parking lot as Perrodin rode by Northwest Medical Center. “He didn’t pass me until we crossed 71 …

Agency Cuts California Limo Company Fine by 75% in Fatal Fire

A California commission responsible for transportation safety has reduced the fine it levied against a limousine company involved in a fire that killed five passengers from $20,000 to $5,000, a news organization reported Thursday. The 75 percent reduction resulted from …

Hersman, NTSB Head, Steps Down

Deborah Hersman, who headed the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board during high-profile investigations into plane crashes and other transit mishaps, said on Tuesday she would leave the agency in April after almost 10 years. Hersman’s surprise departure comes as the …