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Railway Transportation

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  • Feds trying to determine if Amtrak engineer was using phone

    Investigators are combing through phone records, locomotive data, radio transmissions and surveillance video to determine if the engineer in last week's deadly Amtrak derailment was using his cellphone while at the controls, federal authorities said...
  • Amtrak isn't about profits

    Amtrak isn't about profits
    What's good about being older is you lived the history of certain events. One that I witnessed was the reason Amtrak came to exist. Prior to 1971, passenger trains were operated by the private railroad companies. Over time, it was obvious the train...
  • It's time to remodel Amtrak on some of our great public works projects

    At first blush, privatizing Amtrak and bringing free-market efficiency to this shabby, inefficiently run wreck of a railroad seems like a bright idea. Bright, that is, until you try to answer the obvious first question. What privately run corporation...
  • Investigators studying cellphone of engineer in fatal Amtrak crash

    Investigators studying cellphone of engineer in fatal Amtrak crash
    Investigators trying to determine why an Amtrak train barreled into a curve at more than twice the speed limit are studying the engineer's cellphone to see if he was distracted before the fatal crash, officials said Wednesday. The National...
  • Panel: With Money, Connecticut Rail System Can Thrive

    STAMFORD — Metro-North riders who have seen longer commute times since 2013 can expect gradual, small improvements, but some of the new federal speed restrictions are here to stay, state Transportation Commissioner James Redeker said. Connecticut...
  • New Lenox hopes for railroad quiet zone by fall

    New Lenox hopes for railroad quiet zone by fall
    Residents along Metra's SouthWest Service Line through New Lenox and New Lenox Township can look forward to having a railroad quiet zone established by fall, according to village engineer Will Nash. Village trustees this week approved a $15,000 budget...
  • NY state to rule soon on crude oil facility at Albany port

    New York state regulators are expected to decide soon on a permit for a facility at the Port of Albany that critics say would make the port a hub for heavy Canadian tar sands crude oil as well as the millions of gallons of North Dakota Bakken crude it's...
  • Unions urge Amtrak to put 2nd crew member in locomotives

    The union for Amtrak's locomotive engineers urged the railroad on Tuesday to put a second crew member at the controls of trains on the busy Northeast Corridor, where a derailment killed eight people and injured more than 200 others. "The public would...
  • Florida editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: May 18 Miami Herald on Congress being asleep at the wheel: The train derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight and left scores injured is a nearly perfect metaphor for the state of the nation's decrepit...
  • Slow and steady biking Idaho's remote Weiser River Trail

    No matter how speedily things are moving in the outside world, the pace is slow and steady on central Idaho's Weiser River Trail, a converted rail bed that runs 85 miles (137 kilometers) between two small towns in one of this state's most beautiful areas....
  • Editorials from around New York

    Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Utica Observer-Dispatch on passing a state law allowing parents to opt their children out of standardized tests. May 19 Lost in the blur of state government is a...