NTSB Releases 2008 Annual Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board delivered its annual report to Congress this week including some recommendations concerning school buses as well as examples of some serious school bus accidents.

School Design Could Benefit from EPA Study on Road Pollution

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the University of Michigan announced a $1.4 million joint study scheduled to conclude by September 2011 that will gauge the health effects of air pollution on children living near the nation’s heavily traveled thoroughfares.

Feds Announce Video Contest for H1N1 Flu

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is counting on the popularity of YouTube to disseminate information worldwide on how precautions are necessary to keep a new strain of the so-called swine flu from infecting and killing more people, as health experts expect the virus to mutate this fall just as children head back to school.

House Passes FY 2010 Energy Appropriations

The U.S. Department of Energy will award $5 million during fiscal year 2010 to further natural gas engine development, storage and fueling station following passage of the Energy and Water Appropriations last week.

Hersman Sworn in as New NTSB Chair

Deborah Hersman officially begins a new era at the National Transportation Safety Board after being sworn in as the 12th chair of the investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Transportation.