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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • 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...
  • Marco Rubio, Bill Gates, Rand Paul: Sunday guests

    Marco Rubio, Bill Gates, Rand Paul: Sunday guests
    UPDATED: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., discusses his presidential candidacy on "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. Sunday on WOFL-Channel 35. Other guests are Robert Sumwalt of the National Transportation Safety Board and Mayor Muriel Bowser, D-Washington. The panel...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • NTSB report: Blue Line crash shows CTA should update, add safety systems

    A decades-old CTA safety system that can trigger a train's brakes in an emergency should be replaced by smart technology that detects potential danger much earlier, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday as part of its report into the...
  • 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...
  • Orlando International Airport tram death ruled an accident

    Orlando International Airport tram death ruled an accident
    The 32-year-old man who was killed a week ago while operating an Orlando International Airport tram, suffered "blunt-head trauma,'' an official confirmed Friday. Adam Lee's death was ruled an accident, but his autopsy report has not been finalized,...
  • Could technology have prevented Amtrak disaster?

     Could technology have prevented Amtrak disaster?
    Two big questions in the aftermath of Tuesday's horrific Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia: Why was Northeast Regional Train 188 going more than 100 mph as it approached a 50 mph curve? Why is it taking so long for America's railroads to install a...