NTSB Calls for ‘Urgent’ Exam of Baltimore Bus Driver Checks

The National Transportation Safety Board is urging the Maryland State Department of Education to conduct an independent and “objective examination” into the Baltimore City Public Schools bus driver qualification process following a fatal, head-on crash with a transit bus last fall.

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Sumwalt Assumes NTSB Acting Chairman Role

The National Transportation Safety Board announced that Robert L. Sumwalt once again is the agency's vice chairman, taking over the spot on the board from fellow Member Bella Dinh-Zarr. He also replaces Dinh-Zarr as acting chairman as the nation's independent crash investigation agency awaits a full-time leader.

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Final Word?

New federal rules attempt to raise safety standards for school bus drivers amid high-profile crashes but can do little to predict future behavior.

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