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SnowTRAC grants approved for trail grooming, safety

...grooming and a renewed opportunity for a rural transportation safety project after receiving input from the Snowmachine...addition, the $15,000 set aside for a rural transportation safety project was not awarded this year and will be...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-17/snowtrac-grants-approved-trail-groom
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Nov. 10, 2014

...what turned out to be a strong but typical fall gale. Thumbs down to unsafe flying. Last week, the National Transportation Safety Board castigated the Alaska State Troopers for their role in a March 2013 helicopter crash that killed three people...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-10/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-n
Opinion
Budget biggest issue at school board meeting

...eight students, which may have a budgetary impact, Means reported.Miller suggested there will be upgrades to transportation safety at both Gastineau Community School and Mendenhall River Community School, with construction "nearly promised...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-19/budget-biggest-issue-school-board-meeti
Local
NTSB: Pilot decisions caused State Troopers copter to crash

...the pilot's decision to fly into bad weather and the agency's inadequate safety management, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded Wednesday.Pilot Mel Nading, 55, Trooper Tage Toll, 40, and an injured snowmobiler they had...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-05/ntsb-pilot-decisions-caused-state-troop
State
NTSB: Pilot decisions caused Alaska copter crash

...the pilot's decision to fly into bad weather and the agency's inadequate safety management, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded Wednesday.Pilot Mel Nading, 55, Trooper Tage Toll, 40, and an injured snowmobiler they had...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-05/ntsb-pilot-decisions-caused-alaska-copt
State
Wide coalition forms to oppose pot legalization

...federal rules that are not affected by state legalizations, but any business not under federal Department of Transportation safety laws will have only its own company policies to fall back on, Schofield said."You need to have a strong workplace...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-20/wide-coalition-forms-oppose-pot-legaliz
State
Screening delays at Fairbanks airport

...because of expected screening delays.The slowdown stems from a mechanical problem with one of the scanners used by Transportation Safety Administration agents to examine passengers' carry-on bags, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Airport...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-17/screening-delays-fairbanks-airport
State
Engine sounds heard before plane crash

...engine area.The witness statements were included in investigative documents released Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board.The documents provide no theories or analysis of what investigators believe might have caused the fiery...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-18/engine-sounds-heard-plane-crash
State
White Pass train halts runs after derailment

...locomotives and four passenger rail cars, the company said in a written statement Wednesday night.The National Transportation Safety Board was informed of the accident, but it wasn't immediately clear if rail safety personnel would investigate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-24/white-pass-train-halts-runs-after-derai
State
19 passengers minorly injured

...railroad is investigating the cause of the derailment, Finlayson said. The Associated Press reported the National Transportation Safety Board was informed of the incident, but it wasn't clear if they would be investigating.The company halted...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-24/19-passengers-minorly-injured
Local

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