One day after an Amtrak train derailed on May 12 near Philadelphia, killing eight passengers, the Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee approved a $1.14 billion Amtrak budget, a $252 million cut from fiscal 2015.. "Philadelphia was preventable and it was predictable," Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said at a news conference.» Read More
WASHINGTON— For the first time, Amtrak could face a $200 million payout to train crash victims— the limit set by Congress. An Associated Press review of past cases found that Amtrak never before has been liable for a $200 million payout for a single passenger rail incident. The train, which left Washington headed to New York, was moving at more than twice the speed...
An assistant conductor on the derailed Amtrak train believes she heard the engineer say it had been struck. NYT reports.
The National Transportation Safety Board says the engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia has told investigators he has no recollection of the trip from the time the train went through a commuter rail station about 3 miles from the curve where it crashed. The derailment of the Washington- to- New York train killed eight people.
PHILADELPHIA— Amtrak is working to restore Northeast Corridor rail service between New York City and Philadelphia. Service was suspended after a train derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing eight passengers and injuring more than 200.. However, modified service continues between Washington and Philadelphia through Monday.
Discussing investment in America's rail infrastructure, with Ed Hamberger, Association of American Railroads.
1.5 million people commute into New York City daily, so what would happen if one of the two tunnels into Manhattan were to close, with Tom Wright, Regional Plan Association President.
Two trains slipped off their routes Thursday, two days after a deadly Amtrak accident placed scrutiny on U.S. infrastructure.
The derailed cars are empty, according to a local NBC affiliate.
PITTSBURGH— About 10 cars have derailed on a freight train in Pittsburgh, but emergency dispatchers say there were no immediate reports of injuries or hazardous substances spilled. Video from Pittsburgh television stations was showing hopper cars toppled onto their sides or leaning over. The company's website shows the railroad operates 77 miles of track...
Investigators said an Amtrak train was traveling at more than double the posted speed limit just before a fatal crash.
Chris Pollone, NBC News, reports the latest details on the Amtrak crash that left seven people dead and hundreds injured.
WASHINGTON— The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn't have to happen. On Thursday, Amtrak President Joseph Boardman said the nation's passenger railroad will begin operating the technology, called positive train control, throughout its busy Northeast Corridor by the end of the year.
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives Appropriations Committee rejected a Democratic bid to provide Amtrak the full $2.45 billion in funds for the upcoming fiscal year requested in President Barack Obama's budget. The cause of Tuesday's crash has only begun to be investigated, but federal investigators said preliminary data showed the...
The commuter rail route where an Amtrak train left the track on Tuesday was not governed by an advanced safety technology.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter briefs the public on the Amtrak train derailment that occurred Tuesday night.
Insight to what could have happened to the derailed Amtrak train, with Rick Campbell, CTC President.
A House committee voted to cut Amtrak funding by $251 million, reports CNBC's John Harwood.
Authorities say the Philly train that derailed Tuesday night was going at least 100 mph, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, discusses state of the art rail infrastructure elsewhere in the world, and steps to increase safety on trains.
Watch security video footage of when the Amtrak train derailed.