NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

NTSB Announces Agenda for the Goodwell, OK Rail Investigative Hearing

February 22, 2013

Today, the National Transportation Safety Board announced the final agenda for the Goodwell, OK investigative hearing that will convene at 9:00 am (EST) on February 26, 2013.

Seven witnesses will provide the Board and the public insight into the ongoing investigation of the 2012 head-on collision involving two Union Pacific trains near Goodwell. Additionally, the NTSB will gather information on Union Pacific’s safety management policies and programs associated with human error, operational accident and incident data collection, the use of that data to improve safety, and the current status of PTC implementation.

At the start of the hearing, the public docket will be opened. Included in the docket are photographs, interview transcripts, maintenance records, and numerous other documents.

Below is the agenda for the one-day hearing:

Panel 1 - Union Pacific's Management of Human Error & System Safety

Panel 2 - Union Pacific's Current Status of Positive Train Control (PTC) Implementation

The NTSB Board Room and Conference Center is located at 429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. A link to a live webcast will be available on the NTSB's homepage (www.ntsb.gov) on the day of the hearing.

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Terry Williams



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.