Category Archives: Behind-the-Scene

Episode 33: Chairman Robert Sumwalt

In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt talks about NTSB’s communications, leadership, and operations during this period especially as it relates to our mission. Chairman Sumwalt also discusses how the agency is maximizing the use of virtual platforms to support its day-to-day operations and shares important transportation safety reminders as the nation re-opens.

Chairman Sumwalt’s full bio is available here.

Previously released podcasts featuring Chairman Sumwalt are available here.

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Episode 32: Member Thomas Chapman

In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, Member Thomas Chapman talks about his journey to the NTSB, his work before joining the Board and what he hopes to accomplish as an NTSB Board member.

Member Chapman’s full bio is available here.

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Episode 31: Member Michael Graham

In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, Member Michael Graham talks about his journey to the NTSB, his work before joining the Board and what he hopes to accomplish as an NTSB Board member.

Member Graham’s full bio is available here.

 

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Episode 30: Member Jennifer Homendy

In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, Member Jennifer Homendy shares highlights from her first year at NTSB and the transportation safety improvements she hopes are accomplished in 2020. Member Homendy was first featured on the podcast shortly after she began her tenure as the 44th Member of the NTSB in Episode 20.

 

Member Homendy’s full bio is available here.

 

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Episode 29: Tempe, Arizona, Uber Vehicle and Pedestrian Crash

In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, Highway Crash Investigators, Ensar Becic and Mike Fox, talk about the 2018 collision between a vehicle controlled by a developmental automated driving system and a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. We explore the findings and safety recommendations that came out of the investigation, as well as the strengths and limitations of automated vehicles and how it impacts highway safety and the importance of safety management systems.

To learn more about the NTSB investigation of the Tempe, Arizona, crash, visit: https://ntsb.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/nr20190423.aspx

 

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Episode 28: School Bus Safety Week

This week is National School Bus Safety Week. The theme this year is “My School Bus, The Safest Form of Student Transportation.” School Bus Safety Week is a public education program hosted by the National Association of Pupil Transportation, National School Transportation Association and the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, designed to promote school bus safety and to engage with parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties – to address the importance of school bus safety.

In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Kris Poland, PhD, Deputy Director, and Sheryl Harley, Highway Investigator, both in the Office of Highway Safety, about recent NTSB crash investigations involving school buses, new safety recommendations related to fire suppression systems and seat belts and why school buses are the safest form of transportation for students to travel to and from school and school-related activities.

To learn more about the NTSB investigation of the Oakland, Iowa school bus fire visit: https://www.ntsb.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/mr20190618.aspx

To learn more about the NTSB investigations of school bus crashes in Baltimore, Maryland and Chattanooga, Tennessee read the special investigation report available at: https://www.ntsb.gov/safety/safety-studies/Pages/SIR1802.aspx

To view the NTSB School Bus Safety Video and to keep up-to-date on NTSB school bus and school transportation related investigations, reports, studies and presentations visit: https://www.ntsb.gov/safety/Pages/schoolbuses.aspx

 

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Episode 27: Rail Safety Week

This week is Rail Safety Week. The theme this year, “Stop Track Tragedies,” provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the need for rail safety education and calls attention to ways to stay safe near highway-rail grade crossings and railroad rights-of-way.

In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Member Jennifer Homendy and Ruben Payan, Railroad Accident Investigator, Office of Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Investigations, about NTSB investigations and recommendations for staying safe near the tracks, and other rail safety issues.

To learn more about Rail Safety Week visit: https://oli.org/about-us/news/rail-safety-week-2017.

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If you have questions about the podcast, or ideas for future topics, feel free to email us at SafetyAdvocacy@NTSB.gov