Topic : Amtrak

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Miami-bound Amtrak train collides with freight train, killing two

Rail| February 5, 2018

Amtrak train 91 should have been on the main line, but it was directed to tracks just east of it, where a CSX train was parked.

Train carrying GOP Congress members hits garbage truck, one dead

Rail| January 31, 2018

The chartered train was carrying lawmakers to a retreat in West Virginia.

Security and Safety | January 30, 2018

Wash. Amtrak engineer missed signs before deadly derailment

Investigators interviewed the engineer and the qualifying conductor, who were in the lead locomotive during the accident trip.

Management & Operations| January 23, 2018

Governor orders NJ Transit audit

The audit will include a review of NJ Transit's finances, leadership structure, hiring process, and customer service.

Government Issues| January 18, 2018

House bill would provide $2.6B for PTC implementation

Amtrak promised PTC will be installed and activated on the Cascades line “during the third quarter of 2018,” in a letter last week from CEO Richard Anderson to Washington and Oregon transportation directors.

Rail| January 17, 2018

Amtrak adds capacity as freeway closure continues to impact Santa Barbara County

Since train tracks reopened on Jan. 11, the Pacific Surfliner has served as the only viable ground transportation option between Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, as drive time on alternate routes between the two counties can take nearly four hours.

Security and Safety | January 10, 2018

Amtrak names new EVP/chief safety officer

Ken Hylander will report directly to President/CEO Richard Anderson and be responsible for implementing a proven Safety Management System at Amtrak.

Security and Safety | January 5, 2018

NTSB officials have not yet spoken to engineer involved in Wash. Amtrak crash

Officials have been unable to interview the engineer, or the other crew member who was in the lead locomotive, because of their injuries sustained in the crash, according to a preliminary report that was released.

Security and Safety | January 4, 2018

Feds say railroads must meet PTC deadline

The implementation of PTC was postponed by Congress, which extended a deadline to have the systems in place from 2015 until December of this year and left open the possibility of an additional extension to 2020.

Rail| January 3, 2018

Feds nix 50/50 plan for Hudson River Tunnel project

A letter from FTA to New York and New Jersey officials said the first phase of the project, estimated at $11 billion, seeks a 50% federal investment that is "considerably higher than much existing precedent for past 'mega projects'" and would deplete the existing grant program.

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