As a nation, America embodies transportation; it is a country that has led the world in all the modes – one of the first to develop a national rail system; the creator of the automobile and airplane, and a pioneer in shipping. The nation’s safety record also developed in conjunction with the growth of these modes of transportation and their associated industries. Accidents occurred with more frequency as more Americans travelled and as the commerce of the nation’s economy placed more demand on modal infrastructures. Successive administrations foresaw the need for a governing body to investigate the ever-increasing amount of accidents, in order to improve safety. It was with this goal in mind that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) came into existence.
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