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  • Amtrak to install cameras in locomotives

    Amtrak to install cameras in locomotives
    Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions...
  • Let the private sector run Amtrak

    Let the private sector run Amtrak
    The Sun's coverage of the recent Amtrak train derailment highlights a major problem the system needs to address: The lack of security aboard its trains ("Death toll in Amtrak derailment rises to 8," May 15). It's true that outdated trains and...
  • House GOP measure would cut Amtrak by $242M

    The GOP-controlled House passed legislation Tuesday to cut Amtrak's budget by $242 million, though lawmakers added new funding for video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record engineers and help investigators get to the bottom of crashes such as last...
  • NTSB working through potential causes of Amtrak crash

    A finding that the engineer of a deadly Amtrak derailment last month wasn't talking, texting or downloading data on his cellphone has left accident investigators with no obvious cause of the crash. Investigators know already that the train accelerated to...
  • NTSB: Engineer was not talking, texting when Amtrak train derailed

    PHILADELPHIA The engineer of Amtrak Train 188 was not talking or texting on his cellphone before the train's deadly derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. The finding supported statements by the...
  • Engineer wasn't using cellphone in deadly Amtrak derailment, investigators say

    Engineer wasn't using cellphone in deadly Amtrak derailment, investigators say
    The engineer of an Amtrak passenger train that derailed, killing eight passengers, was not using his cellphone during the Washington-New York run, investigators said Wednesday as they issued an update of the ongoing investigation into last month's crash....
  • Safety board: Amtrak engineer was not using phone just before fatal crash in Philly

    Safety board: Amtrak engineer was not using phone just before fatal crash in Philly
    WASHINGTON — The engineer in last month's fatal Amtrak crash wasn't using his cellphone to talk, text or download anything just before the train sped off the tracks, investigators said Wednesday, addressing one big question about what might have...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    US orders up to 450 more troops to Iraq, but no overhaul of strategy to defeat Islamic State President Barack Obama ordered the deployment of up to 450 more American troops to Iraq on Wednesday in an effort to reverse major battlefield losses to the...
  • Amtrak crash was about funding

    Amtrak crash was about funding
    The Amtrak crash is the first of many — at least until Amtrak is funded fully and not with band-aids ("Amtrak crash not about funding," May 20). The electronic engine speed control (available but not funded) would have prevented the crash. It...
  • Blumenthal: Decades Of Neglect Make Rail Safety A Priority

    Blumenthal: Decades Of Neglect Make Rail Safety A Priority
    The twisted, mangled wreckage of the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia May 12 is a searing indictment of America's failure to invest in rail safety and reliability. Eight people lost their lives and more than 200 were hospitalized — yet...
  • Woman killed by Amtrak train in Deerfield

    Woman killed by Amtrak train in Deerfield
    A pedestrian was killed by an Amtrak train Tuesday afternoon in Deerfield, according to police. Deerfield Police Chief John Sliozis said the pedestrian died after being struck at the Deerfield station, 860 Deerfield Road, around 2 p.m. Amtrak...