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  • a sightseeing helicopter and a single engine plane over the Hudson River that killed all 9 persons aboard the two aircraft;
  • June 2009 – collision of two Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority trains in Washington, D.C. that killed 9 people;
  • May 2009 – collision of two MBTA light rail passenger trains in Boston, Massachusetts;
  • April 2009 – allision of a 22-ft recreational vessel with a barge in the intracoastal waterway near Palm Valley, Florida;
  • September 2008 – crash of a Maryland State Police EMS helicopter in Forestville, Maryland;
  • September 2008 – crash of a business jet in Columbia, South Carolina;
  • August 2008 – crash of a chartered motorcoach in Sherman, TX, that killed 17 passengers;
  • November 2007 – allision of a container ship with the San Francisco Bay Bridge resulting in the release of 58,000 gallons of fuel;
  • August 2007 – crash of a chartered floatplane in Ketchikan, Alaska;
  • November 2006 – school bus crash in Huntsville, Alabama;
  • October 2006 – crash of a private aircraft carrying two persons, including major league baseball player Cory Lidle, into an apartment building in New York City;
  • August 2006 – crash of a commercial aircraft in Lexington, Kentucky that killed 49 people aboard;
  • July 2005 – head-on collision of two freight trains at Anding, Mississippi;
  • April 2005 – collision of a school bus with a trash truck in Arlington, Virginia;
  • February 2005 – crash of a chartered aircraft into an airport warehouse at Teterboro, NJ;
  • January 2005 – freight train collision and hazardous material release in Graniteville, SC;
  • November 2004 – collision of two Washington Metro trains at the Woodley Park Station in Washington, D.C.

Chairman Hersman holds a commercial drivers license with passenger, school bus, and air brake endorsements. She successfully completed a motorcycle basic rider course and holds a motorcycle endorsement. She is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. She has also completed the 40- hour HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard) training course.

Before joining the Board, Chairman Hersman was a Senior Professional Staff Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation from 1999 to

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