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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • The Latest on Amtrak crash: House committee to hold hearing

    6:20 p.m. The chairman of a U.S. House transportation committee says he'll hold a hearing on the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train passing through Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Republican Bill Shuster says he's appreciative of all the work being done on...
  • For Train 188's engineer, a solitary but dream job

    PHILADELPHIA A locomotive with more than 8,000 horsepower, tugging cars carrying more than 200 people and one man to keep it all on the tracks. On the night of Tuesday's fatal accident, that man was Brandon Bostian, a train enthusiast most of his life,...
  • Did projectile hit Train 188 before crash?

    PHILADELPHIA Right before the fatal derailment of Amtrak Train 188 a conductor said she believes she heard the engineer say that a window on the train had been "broken by something," National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said Friday....
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Jury orders death for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev; 'Now he will go away' A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his...
  • Harris wants answers in Amtrak crash before supporting more funding

    Rep. Andy Harris is open to the possibility that Amtrak needs more money to improve safety along its busy Northeast Corridor. But the only Republican in Maryland's congressional delegation said he would need more information before supporting such an...
  • Amtrak Downeaster misses traffic threshold for safety system

    A safety system that could have prevented the deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia is not installed on Amtrak's Downeaster service route because it does not meet traffic requirements. The technology is called positive train control and is designed to...
  • Amtrak CEO: Railroad takes 'full responsibility' for crash

    Amtrak CEO: Railroad takes 'full responsibility' for crash
    The last wrecked railcars from the deadly Amtrak accident were removed Friday as investigators tried to figure out why the train sped up from 70 mph to over 100 mph in the minute before it went into a sharp bend. Brandon Bostian, the engineer whose...
  • Small plane crashes into busy Atlanta interstate; 4 killed

    A small passenger airplane dropped from the sky, grazed the hood of a tractor-trailer and crashed into an Atlanta interstate Friday, killing all four people aboard and starting an intense fire on the busy highway. The Piper PA-32 took off from DeKalb...
  • Metra years away from implementing high-tech safety system

    Metra years away from implementing high-tech safety system
    The horrific Amtrak wreck in Philadelphia this week has renewed calls for the nation's commuter rail lines and freight railroads to install a high-tech system that is intended to prevent such accidents by slowing speeding trains and overriding human...
  • Amtrak crash: Why positive train control is a negative for many railroads

    Amtrak crash: Why positive train control is a negative for many railroads
    The location may be near Philadelphia, but the story is tragically familiar to anyone in Southern California who commutes by rail: After a deadly derailment -- this one of an Amtrak train apparently traveling more than 100 miles per hour through a curve...
  • Michael Smerconish: Amtrak catastrophe highlights nation's embarrassing abandonment of infrastructure needs

    Regardless of any human error, it didn't have to happen. That's the takeaway from the Amtrak 188 catastrophe. Even if evidence suggests that the engineer caused the train to travel 106 mph in a 50 mph zone, technology has existed for years that could...