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Government, Business, Safety

NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy Calls for a Shift in Safety Focus

Jennifer Homendy Jennifer Homendy at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing June 24. (commerce.senate.gov)

U.S. highways could be as safe as the nation’s skies if road transportation embraced the “safe system approach” that helps the aviation industry annually report zero fatalities, the new National Transportation Safety Board leader said.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 14, 2021
Government, Safety

NTSB’s Homendy: Road Safety Focus Must Shift to Entire System

Jennifer Homendy of the National Transportation Safety Board “The current approach, which favors automobiles and punishes only drivers for crashes, is clearly not working,” says Homendy. (Chris Ehrmann, Associated Press)

DETROIT — The new chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board wants governments and businesses to change the way they look at highway safety, considering the whole system rather than individual driver behavior.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
September 13, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

NTSB’s Homendy Expected to Be a Tesla Watchdog

NTSB's Jennifer Homendy Jennifer Homendy listens to a question during her confirmation hearing to become chairman of the NTSB. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Federal regulators last month officially opened an investigation into crashes involving Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot system. Jennifer Homendy, the new leader of the government’s transportation safety watchdog, hopes that’s just the beginning.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
September 7, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

NTSB’s Jennifer Homendy Says Automated Driving Claims Erode Public Trust

NTSB Jennifer Homendy at a past event. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

The nation’s new chief accident investigator wants to send a message: growing public confusion over automated driving systems in the U.S. is threatening to undermine the potential safety benefits of the technology.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
August 20, 2021
Government, Safety

Senate Confirms NTSB Chairwoman Jennifer Homendy

Jennifer Homendy Jennifer Homendy has served on the National Transportation Safety Board since 2018. (NTSB.gov)

Jennifer Homendy was recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the National Transportation Safety Board’s chairwoman.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 12, 2021
Government, Safety

US Senate Committee Approves NTSB Nominee, Commerce Legislation

Jennifer Homendy Jennifer Homendy has served on the National Transportation Safety Board since 2018. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead a key federal transportation investigatory unit was easily approved by a U.S. Senate panel Aug. 4.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 4, 2021
Government, Safety

NTSB Nominee Jennifer Homendy Highlights Technology, Workforce Development

Jennifer Homendy at Senate Commerce Committee NTSB nomination hearing Jennifer Homendy, nominee to head the National Transportation Safety Board, delivers opening remarks at the Senate Commerce Committee hearing June 24. (commerce.senate.gov)

President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the National Transportation Safety Board told senators she intends to enhance the agency’s approach to new technologies and workforce development.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 24, 2021
Government, Safety

Retiring NTSB Chairman Sumwalt Reflects on 15 Years With the Board

Robert Sumwalt Sumwalt, shown addressing attendees at the Surface Transportation Board's annual meeting in 2019, says, "I do believe that 15 years is long enough for any one person to serve on a board like this.” (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

NTSB chief is set to enter the next phase of his life after being one of the safety agency's longest-serving members ever.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 8, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Likely Growth in Drone Deliveries Prompts NTSB to Expand Its Purview

A drone descends to deliver a COVID-19 test kit to a home in El Paso, Texas. (Mario Tama/Getty Images via Bloomberg News) A drone descends to deliver a COVID-19 test kit to a home in El Paso, Texas. (Mario Tama/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

The expected increase in commercial drone operations such as delivery flights is prompting accident investigators to expand the types of aviation crashes they plan to review.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
May 20, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt to Step Down at End of June, Source Says

Sumwalt Sumwalt testifies at a past hearing. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board will step down from his position at the end of June, and the Biden administration is expected to nominate a fellow board member to replace him, a person familiar with the matter told the Associated Press on May 17.

Michael Balsamo | Associated Press
May 18, 2021

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