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  • Amtrak accident shows need to improve infrastructure

    Amtrak accident shows need to improve infrastructure
    The train wreck in Philadelphia is tragic for the loss of life; my condolences to all who are affected. It can also be considered a metaphor for the condition of U.S. infrastructure — a train wreck. Adding insult to injury, a House subcommittee...
  • Safety system delayed for Tri-Rail trains

    Safety system delayed for Tri-Rail trains
    Tri-Rail will be getting an automatic braking system designed to prevent a crash due to human error -- but far later than the federal deadline in December. While this month's crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia has put renewed attention on so-...
  • Full rail service resumes at site of fatal Amtrak crash

    Full rail service resumes at site of fatal Amtrak crash
    Full Amtrak service has┬áresumed in the nation’s busy Northeast rail corridor, almost a week after a derailment in Philadelphia killed eight passengers and injured more than 200. Since the May 12 crash of an Amtrak train headed from Washington to...
  • Amtrak trains rolling again on busy Northeast Corridor

    Amtrak trains rolling again on busy Northeast Corridor
    Amtrak trains began rolling on the busy Northeast Corridor early Monday, the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia, and officials vowed to have safer trains and tracks while investigators worked to determine the cause of the...
  • Amtrak derailment victims recall harrowing moments following crash

    Amtrak derailment victims recall harrowing moments following crash
    As federal investigators focused Wednesday on high speed as the cause of the Amtrak derailment that left more than 200 people injured and seven┬ádead — including a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman — survivors recounted the harrowing minutes...
  • Obama: Amtrak derailment 'a tragedy that touches us all'

    Obama: Amtrak derailment 'a tragedy that touches us all'
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the derailment of Amtrak Train 188 "is a tragedy that touches us all." In a written statement, Obama offered prayers to the families who lost loved ones and the passengers beginning to recover. He said he and...
  • Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Trips Resume

    Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Trips Resume
    WASHINGTON — Amtrak resumed full Northeast corridor operations Monday morning, six days after last week's derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight passengers and injured more than 200. "Our infrastructure repairs have been made with the...
  • Lessons from the Amtrak crash

    Lessons from the Amtrak crash
    If you wanted to illustrate the dysfunctional relationship between Congress and Amtrak, you could scarcely have devised a more compelling scenario. First, a catastrophic derailment north of Philadelphia last Tuesday night that killed at least eight and...
  • Amtrak to restore full Northeast Corridor service Monday

    Amtrak to restore full Northeast Corridor service Monday
    As Amtrak trains begin rolling between New York and Philadelphia for the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia, officials are vowing to have safer trains and tracks while investigators are trying to determine the cause of...
  • Investigators Focus On Amtrak Train's Acceleration

    PHILADELPHIA — As repair crews work to restore rail service following the deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, investigators are trying to determine the reason for the train's acceleration and sorting through conflicting reports about an object...
  • Amtrak ordered to install automatic braking system at derailment site

    Amtrak ordered to install automatic braking system at derailment site
    The federal government has ordered Amtrak to install automatic braking systems on the stretch of track where a train moving at twice the speed limit derailed at a curve in Philadelphia, killing eight people. The Federal Railroad Administration also...