Thursday, February 12, 2015

NTSB Releases 2015 Most Wanted List, Includes Four New Issues

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has announced its most wanted list of areas to improve on in 2015. The agency refers to this list as its “roadmap for 2015” and hopes it will be a road map for legislators and policy makers, as well. This year’s list includes four new issues: improve rail tank car safety; require transportation operators to be medically fit for duty; strengthen commercial trucking safety; and require pilots to strengthen procedural compliance. 

Additional improvement areas include:
  • Disconnect from deadly distractions through education, enforcement and legislation/regulation.
  • End substance impairment in transportation.
  • Enhance public helicopter safety.
  • Implement positive train control in 2015.
  • Make mass transit safer.
  • Prevent loss of control in flight in general aviation.