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  • Transports red flags   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 2:02 PM ET
    Transports red flags

    Digging into the woes setting up for the transport companies, with Donald Broughton, Avondale Partners, and Brandon Oglenski, Barclays.

  • Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 11:07 AM ET

    The Amtrak engineer, Brendan Bostian, suffered a head injury in the accident in Philadelphia and has told investigators he can't remember what happened. Northeast Regional train 188 accelerated to a speed of 106 miles per hour in the last minute before entering a curve where it derailed. The National Transportation Safety Board has been recommending that the...

  • U.S. Senate Democrats press for Amtrak funding increase Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 4:44 PM ET

    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.

  • Low US rail spending sparks safety concerns Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 9:38 PM ET
    Rescue crews and investigators inspect the site of an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia on May 13, 2015.

    For the size of the U.S. economy, it lags far behind many of the world's most developed countries in spending on rail networks. The New York Times reports.

  • BRASILIA, May 19- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will push trade, finance and investment deals worth tens of billion of dollars on Tuesday to help Brazil upgrade its dilapidated infrastructure and boost a slumping economy. On his first official trip to Latin America, Li will meet President Dilma Rousseff and attend the signing of a raft of agreements ranging from a...

  • Federal investigators say they aren't sure anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train involved in last week's deadly derailment in Philadelphia. Federal investigators say they're months away from determining the probable cause of a deadly Amtrak train derailment last week in Philadelphia. Amtrak resumed service Monday between Philadelphia and...

  • Amtrak liable for no more than $200 million in crash Monday, 18 May 2015 | 3:16 AM ET

    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...

  • Amtrak train possibly struck before it derailed Friday, 15 May 2015 | 6:57 PM ET
    Men walk towards the site of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, May 13, 2015.

    An assistant conductor on the derailed Amtrak train believes she heard the engineer say it had been struck. NYT reports.

  • America's rails in focus

    Discussing investment in America's rail infrastructure, with Ed Hamberger, Association of American Railroads.

  • The cost of keeping NYC commuters safe   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 2:17 PM ET
    The cost of keeping NYC commuters safe

    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.

  • 2 trains derail days after deadly Amtrak accident Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    An Allegheny Valley Railroad (AVR) train lays on its side after derailing on May 14, 2015 in the Hazelwood section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Two trains slipped off their routes Thursday, two days after a deadly Amtrak accident placed scrutiny on U.S. infrastructure.

  • Freight train derails near Pittsburgh   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 11:01 AM ET
    Freight train derails near Pittsburgh

    The derailed cars are empty, according to a local NBC affiliate.

  • Amtrak train traveling at double the speed limit   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Amtrak train traveling at double the speed limit

    Investigators said an Amtrak train was traveling at more than double the posted speed limit just before a fatal crash.

  • Amtrak train going twice the legal limit   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 6:22 AM ET
    Amtrak train going twice the legal limit

    Chris Pollone, NBC News, reports the latest details on the Amtrak crash that left seven people dead and hundreds injured.

  • 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...

  • Philly Mayor: 7 dead from train crash   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 2:25 PM ET
    Philly Mayor: 7 dead from train crash

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter briefs the public on the Amtrak train derailment that occurred Tuesday night.

  • Investigating the fatal derailment   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 2:19 PM ET
    Investigating the fatal derailment

    Insight to what could have happened to the derailed Amtrak train, with Rick Campbell, CTC President.

  • Day after crash, House committee votes to cut Amtrak funding

    A House committee voted to cut Amtrak funding by $251 million, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Was the train going 100mph?   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    Was the train going 100mph?

    Authorities say the Philly train that derailed Tuesday night was going at least 100 mph, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Ray Lahood: Should consider seatbelts for trains   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    Ray Lahood: Should consider seatbelts for trains

    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.