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  • Amtrak derailment mystery: Train sped up in final minute, NTSB says

    Amtrak derailment mystery: Train sped up in final minute, NTSB says
    An Amtrak passenger train that flew off the tracks at high speed, killing eight people, steadily and rapidly accelerated in the 65 seconds before entering a curve, investigators said Thursday as the mystery behind the engineer’s actions deepened....
  • Amtrak engineer was obsessed with trains as a teen

     Amtrak engineer was obsessed with trains as a teen
    Brandon Bostian was obsessed with trains while growing up, talked about them constantly and wanted to be an engineer or a conductor. "He would go on vacation and bring back subway maps," Stefanie McGee, a friend from Tennessee, recalled Thursday. "He...
  • Q&A with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on L.A., Amtrak

    Q&A with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on L.A., Amtrak
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx came to Los Angeles on Thursday to urge Congress to keep money flowing for state highway, bridge and transit projects. In two weeks, unless Congress acts, federal officials' ability to give money to state and...
  • Amtrak train hits, kills man near Chatsworth rail crossing

    Amtrak train hits, kills man near Chatsworth rail crossing
    An Amtrak train traveling north from San Diego struck and killed a man near a rail crossing in Chatsworth, causing delays, authorities said. The Pacific Surfliner train hit the man about 1:18 p.m. near the 9300 block of De Soto Avenue, according to...
  • Amtrak to operate system that might have prevented crash

     Amtrak to operate system that might have prevented crash
    The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn't have to happen. It could have been avoided if a long-sought safety technology had been operating on its tracks and trains, according to information gathered by...
  • Amtrak crash death toll climbs to 8; all aboard accounted for

    Amtrak crash death toll climbs to 8; all aboard accounted for
    The death toll from the Amtrak wreck rose to eight with the discovery of another body in a mangled railcar Thursday, while a lawyer for the train's engineer said his client has no recollection of the crash and wasn't on his cellphone or using drugs or...
  • Amtrak to install system that might have prevented deadly Philadelphia train crash

    Amtrak to install system that might have prevented deadly Philadelphia train crash
    WASHINGTON — The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn't have to happen. It could have been avoided if a long-sought safety technology had been installed on its tracks and trains, according to...
  • Amtrak Trains 151 and 181 will not operate, riders can take MARC

    Amtrak Trains 151 and 181 will not operate, riders can take MARC
    Amtrak Trains 151 and 181 will not operate on Thursday, but riders can take MARC, Maryland Transit Administration officials said. Amtrak Northeast Corridor service between New York and Philadelphia remains suspended after a deadly derailment Tuesday...
  • CTA, Pace brace for Rauner's proposed $130 million cuts

    CTA, Pace brace for Rauner's proposed $130 million cuts
    The CTA, Metra and Pace would lose almost $130 million in state funding under the 2016 budget plan that Gov. Bruce Rauner presented Wednesday, potentially threatening transit services provided to disabled riders and opening the door to deep service cuts...
  • Amtrak train hits truck stopped on tracks in North Carolina; 55 hurt

    Amtrak train hits truck stopped on tracks in North Carolina; 55 hurt
    Fifty-five people were taken to hospitals Monday after an Amtrak train hit a tractor-trailer that had stopped on the tracks in North Carolina, causing a locomotive and a baggage car to derail, officials said. There were 213 people aboard the train,...
  • Backers of maglev train are betting big on a vision that has failed before

    Backers of maglev train are betting big on a vision that has failed before
    The circle of political power brokers and deep-pocketed investors hatched their plan more than three years ago, seeing promise in a project deemed wildly unrealistic by some and stubbornly unattainable by others. With billions in backing from the...