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National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB Releases Final Agenda for Investigative Hearing on Two Connecticut Metro-North Accidents

October 31

The National Transportation Safety Board today released the final agenda for the two-day investigative hearing on two recent Metro-North train accidents in Connecticut. The Board will discuss issues related to the May 17, 2013 derailment and collision involving two Metro-North commuter trains in Bridgeport, Conn. and the May 28, 2013 accident in West Haven, Conn. in which a rail worker was struck and killed by a Metro-North passenger train. The hearing will commence at 9:00 a.m. each day.

Below is the final agenda, including the list of witnesses and issue areas:

DAY 1 - Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Chairman's Opening Statement (9:00 am – 9:30 am)

Panel 1: Track Maintenance and Inspection (9:30 am – 12:30 pm)

Witness Panel

Panel 2: Railroad Passenger Car Crashworthiness (2:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

Witness Panel

DAY 2 – Thursday, November 7, 2013

Panel 3: Operational Protection of On–Track Work Areas (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

 Witness Panel

Panel 4: Organizational Safety Culture (1:30 pm – 4:30 pm)

Witness Panel

Chairman's Closing Statements (4:30 pm)

The investigative hearing, being held in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center in Washington, DC, is open to the public and free of charge. The proceedings will also be webcast live.

Directions to the conference site are available at www.ntsb.gov/about/conference_center.html.

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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.