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NTSB releases report on crash that killed Fargo AirSho pilot

April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a preliminary report on the Tennessee plane crash that killed pilot Jim “Fang” Maroney, a Fargo AirSho performer and former commander in the North Dakota Air National Guard….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

NTSB releases report on crash that killed Fargo AirSho pilot

April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a preliminary report on the Tennessee plane crash that killed pilot Jim “Fang” Maroney, a Fargo AirSho performer and former commander in the North Dakota Air National Guard….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

After Casselton, NTSB calls for audits and safer routes for crude trains

January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of the fiery Casselton, N.D., train crash last month, the National Transportation Safety Board is urging federal regulators to step up safety measures for crude-by-rail shipments.

The NTSB on Thursday issued three …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

After Casselton, NTSB calls for audits and safer routes for crude trains

January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of the fiery Casselton, N.D., train crash last month, the National Transportation Safety Board is urging federal regulators to step up safety measures for crude-by-rail shipments.

The NTSB on Thursday issued three …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

After Casselton, NTSB calls for audits and safer routes for crude trains

January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of the fiery Casselton, N.D., train crash last month, the National Transportation Safety Board is urging federal regulators to step up safety measures for crude-by-rail shipments.

The NTSB on Thursday issued three …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Engineer: Cell phones not a factor in ore train crash

February 21, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

The engineer of one of two ore trains that crashed head-on just outside of Two Harbors in 2010 is taking issue with the National Transportation Safety Board report on the accident, disputing that cell phone use by the train crews was a relevant factor. Continue Reading

Cell phone ban? Skeptical lawmakers say states unlikely to heed NTSB call

December 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Federal transportation officials are citing that accident in pushing for states to enact an all-out ban on cellphone use by drivers, restricting the use even of hands-free devices. But spurring lawmakers to take up the cause may be difficult. Skeptical lawmakers give the proposal little chance at succeeding in state capitols around the country, and many aren’t planning on introducing ban bills. Continue Reading

Research shows hands-free phones just as risky

December 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s not where your hands are, but where your mind is that counts, NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman told reporters.
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NTSB Ban Could Mean No Cellphone Use in Cars

December 14, 2011 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) – The use of cell phones while driving could soon be illegal. The National Transportation Safety Board has urged all states to to place bans on cell phone use while driving.
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NTSB Calls For Nationwide Ban on All Cellphone Use in Cars

December 13, 2011 in WDAZ

WASHINGTON (AP) Texting, emailing or chatting on a cellphone while driving is simply too dangerous to be allowed, federal safety investigators declared Tuesday, urging all states to impose total bans except for emergencies.
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