Transportation expert witnesses may provide expert witness testimony on transportation technology, transportation safety, railroad accident investigation, railroads, and more. In the news, The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a team to investigate the Metro North passenger train accident in New York City. The train derailed in the Bronx, killing four.
NTSB Rail Safety Investigator Mike Flanigon will lead a team of specialists in track, signals, mechanical systems, operations, human performance, etc. The NTSB website offers statistics on transportation fatalities. In 2011, rail fatalities accounted for 759 of the total 34,434. The NTSB case decisions database may be found here: http://www.ntsb.gov/legal/o_n_o/query.aspx