NTSB to discuss impact of fatigue on transportation

The National Transportation Safety Board said Friday it would hold a roundtable next week in Washington to examine recent reports of fatigue affecting transportation employees.

Recently, several air traffic controllers were suspended for sleeping on the job — two have been fired — and several bus crashes have been partially attributed to drivers being tired.

The NTSB is investigating an incident involving first lady Michelle Obama, in which her plane had to abort its landing because an air traffic controller prematurely had cleared it to land. The agency is also looking into a pair of bus crashes in New York and New Jersey that killed more than 15 people.

NTSB Board Member Mark Rosekind will lead the discussion Monday, the agency said Friday.