NTSB Expands Release of Accident Public Dockets

 - June 2, 2009, 11:40 AM

The NTSB yesterday began to release all accident investigation public dockets to its public Web site in accordance with the NTSB Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Improvement plan. According to the Safety Board, this effort further brings the agency into compliance with legislative and executive mandates aimed at improving the U.S. government’s use of electronic media to foster a more open and transparent government. “I am proud that the NTSB is…making all accident investigation documents contained in our public dockets available to NTSB Web site visitors,” said acting chairman Mark Rosenker. “The Safety Board’s reputation for comprehensive and thorough investigations can only be further enhanced by providing such easy access to the materials related to the accidents we investigate.” To access the NTSB’s public dockets, visit the FOIA Electronic Reading Room on the agency’s Web site and select the list of dockets, which are organized by transportation mode.