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NTSB blames undiagnosed OSA for two accidents


WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board this week determined that two commuter railroad terminal accidents in the New York area were caused by engineer fatigue resulting from undiagnosed severe obstructive sleep apnea.

Criticism piles up for decision to drop sleep testing


YARMOUTH, Maine – A regulation requiring sleep apnea testing for transportation workers recently fell victim to the Trump administration’s vow to slash federal regulations, but industry stakeholders say it’s not over yet.

Senators question decision on sleep testing


WASHINGTON – A group of senators on Monday sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation asking why the agency has scrapped a proposal to require sleep apnea testing of transportation workers, according to The Hill.

Aeroflow criticizes decision to drop sleep reg


ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare says the federal government’s decision to scrap a regulation to require sleep apnea screening for commercial drivers and rail workers is ill advised.

Trump stalls sleep reg for drivers, rail workers


WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump, who has pledged to drastically slash federal regulations, has sounded the death knell for a regulation to require sleep apnea screening for commercial drivers and rail workers, according to news reports.

MTA taps Respira, HomeSleep for sleep screening, treatment


PARAMUS, N.J. – The board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York has awarded Respira-HomeSleep a contract to provide medical services to screen, treat, manage and monitor select MTA employees for obstructive sleep apnea.

Feds host listening sessions on sleep apnea proposal


WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration will hold three public listening sessions in May to gather information on the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea among those working in highway and rail transportation,

Wheelmobile, part II

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Did the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board read my blog yesterday, where I questioned why Manila had Wheelmobiles, a public utility vehicle specific for wheelchair users, but many cities in the United States don't?