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Railway Transportation

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  • New mystery in train crash: Was it hit by a flying object?

    The Amtrak train that derailed along the nation's busiest tracks may have been struck by an object in the moments before it crashed, investigators said Friday, raising new questions about the deadly accident. National Transportation Safety Board member...
  • 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...
  • Frustrated motorists in Longwood may see relief at railroad crossings

    Frustrated motorists in Longwood may see relief at railroad crossings
    Nearly every morning and evening, Longwood Commissioner Mark Weller joins thousands of other motorists in a frustrating traffic snarl at three of the city's railroad crossings, thanks to a train system designed to make commuting easier. "It's terrible,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Americans still value trains; why doesn't Congress?

    I grew up watching trains crossing tracks less than a mile from my home in Alabama, counting cars while patiently waiting for the caboose to end the parade. At night, the sound of a train whistle followed by the rumble of an engine pulling freight as it...
  • Senators Call For Train Safety Improvements; House Committee Plans Hearings

    Senators Call For Train Safety Improvements; House Committee Plans Hearings
    HARTFORD — Saying that a fatal train crash in Philadelphia this week was preventable, Connecticut's two U.S. senators called Friday for increased funding and safety improvements for Amtrak to prevent future tragedies. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal...
  • Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia: Their Take

     Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia: Their Take
    Derailment dilemma 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...
  • SunRail working on train control safety system

    SunRail working on train control safety system
    Like the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, SunRail doesn't have a system to ensure its locomotives don't exceed track speed limits. But a spokesman said Friday that SunRail officials are working on solutions, including the "positive train...
  • Senators Call for Amtrak Improvements In Wake of Fatal Crash

    Senators Call for Amtrak Improvements In Wake of Fatal Crash
    Saying that a fatal train crash in Philadelphia this week was preventable, Connecticut's two U.S. senators called Friday for increased funding and safety improvements for Amtrak to prevent future tragedies. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal outlined a four-...