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  • 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...
  • Amtrak told to expand speed control at deadly crash site

    Amtrak told to expand speed control at deadly crash site
    PHILADELPHIA — Federal officials announced Saturday that Amtrak must immediately expand its use of a speed restriction system on Philadelphia's northbound rails where a speeding train reached 106 mph, flew off the tracks and crashed, killing eight...
  • Profiles of those killed in the Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment

    Profiles of those killed in the Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment
    Eight people were killed in an Amtrak train derailment Tuesday night in Philadelphia. The victims include an Associated Press employee, a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, a Wells Fargo executive, the CEO of a technology startup, a college dean and...
  • Amtrak's Northeast Corridor is slowly falling apart

    Amtrak's Northeast Corridor is slowly falling apart
    The trains that link global centers of learning, finance and power on the East Coast lumber through tunnels dug just after the Civil War, and cross century-old bridges that sometimes jam when they swing open to let tugboats pass. Hundreds of miles of...
  • House panel to hold Amtrak hearing; Schumer blasts Boehner

    House panel to hold Amtrak hearing; Schumer blasts Boehner
    NEW YORK — A U.S. House committee announced Friday it would hold a hearing on the deadly Amtrak crash while U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer launched another push to get Congress to pay for train safety technology and infrastructure improvements in the...
  • Despite Amtrak crash, infrastructure spending remains low priority

    Despite Amtrak crash, infrastructure spending remains low priority
    Last week's horrific Amtrak crash outside Philadelphia has inspired much talk about the need to shore up America's crumbling public infrastructure. But the prospect of action on infrastructure hasn't even notched upward as the Amtrak toll reached...
  • New mystery in Amtrak crash: Was it hit by a flying object?

     New mystery in Amtrak crash: Was it hit by a flying object?
    The FBI has been called in to investigate the possibility that the windshield of an Amtrak train was hit with an object shortly before the train derailed this week in a crash that killed eight people and injured about 200 more. The revelation came at a...
  • Deadly Amtrak wreck shows safety still dependent on engineer

     Deadly Amtrak wreck shows safety still dependent on engineer
    The deadly Amtrak wreck has made it clear that despite the train industry's widespread use of electronic signals, sensors and warning systems, safety still sometimes comes down to the knowledge and experience of the engineer at the controls. Those...