NTSB: NY bus that killed 15 in crash was not hit by truck

Using an electronic control module that was on the engine of the bus, operated by Brooklyn, N.Y.-based World Wide Travel, the NTSB found that the bus was traveling at 78 miles per hour seconds before the crash. The speed limit on the Bronx highway was 55 miles per hour.

NTSB said the company had received a "satisfactory" safety compliance rating from the Federal Motor Coach Safety Administration in September 2008.

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee's Surface Transportation subcommittee held hearings about increasing bus safety last month. Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Sherrod BrownSherrod BrownCongress strikes deal on funding for 2017 to avoid shutdown Trump talks big on trade, but workers need action Dems crowd primaries to challenge GOP reps MORE (D-Ohio) have co-sponsored a bill to require seatbelts on buses.