NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB FAMILY AFFAIRS OFFICE TO BECOME
OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION DISASTER ASSISTANC

July 23, 2002

Washington, D.C. - The National Transportation Safety Board today announced that its Office of Family Affairs will be renamed the Office of Transportation Disaster Assistance (TDA). The name change reflects the broad range of the Office's duties since it was established in 1996 and the extension of its services in many cases to all modes of transportation covered by the NTSB. During recent accidents, the former Family Affairs Office worked with survivors of accidents, families of victims, as well as people affected in the community. As a result, the Board chose the new office name to better describe the services provided by the staff.

The name change will be effective immediately.

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

 

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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.