NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


January 16, 2001

Washington, D.C -- National Transportation Safety Board Acting Chairman Jim Hall will break ground on the Board's new Academy on Thursday, January 18, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. The address is 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn, Virginia, on the George Washington University Virginia Campus. Also expected to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony will be George Washington University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf.

The NTSB's Academy is expected to open in early 2003. It will house classrooms, laboratory space, and an accident simulation area. The Academy will teach state-of-the-art investigative techniques for transportation accidents and incidents for the benefit of investigators, operators and the traveling public worldwide.

News media wishing to cover the event should contact Bob Ludwig of George Washington University at (202) 994-3566.

The campus is off of Route 7, one mile west of Route 28 and five miles north of Dulles International Airport.

NTSB Office of Public Affairs: (202) 314-6100



The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.